Can't change user account details - permission denied

Forum rules
Before you post please read how to get help
geoffm
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:34 am
Location: Quebec, Canada

Can't change user account details - permission denied

Postby geoffm » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:39 pm

When I try to change anything in the Password & User Account settings, and Apply, I enter my password but I always get this error message:
An error occurred and your name has probably not been changed. The error message was:
chfn: Permission denied.
Custom build w/ Gigabyte Z87MX-D3h | Intel Core i5 4670 | 8GB DD3 | 250GB SSD

geoffm
Level 3
Level 3
Posts: 110
Joined: Thu Jul 16, 2009 8:34 am
Location: Quebec, Canada

Re: kan't change user account details - permission denied

Postby geoffm » Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:18 am

in /etc/login.defs change CHFN_RESTRICT to frwh
Custom build w/ Gigabyte Z87MX-D3h | Intel Core i5 4670 | 8GB DD3 | 250GB SSD

User avatar
Ocean
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 246
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:54 am
Location: Milano, Italia

Re: kan't change user account details - permission denied

Postby Ocean » Fri Nov 07, 2014 7:10 am

It worked?
After you can replace rwh?
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon & KDE 64bit
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< My Flickr >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

User avatar
Ocean
Level 4
Level 4
Posts: 246
Joined: Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:54 am
Location: Milano, Italia

Re: kan't change user account details - permission denied

Postby Ocean » Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:20 pm

Works :)
Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca Cinnamon & KDE 64bit
<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< My Flickr >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


Return to “KDE”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests