How to add a user? [SOLVED]

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How to add a user? [SOLVED]

Postby webtarget » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:44 am

I just installed LM13 Xfce on my netbook and I can't seem to find an add user link like in Mate in the control panel.

How do I add a user in Xfce?

Thanks.
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Re: How to add a user?

Postby altair4 » Sat Sep 22, 2012 7:58 am

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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools


It should show up at Menu > System > Users and Groups
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Re: How to add a user?

Postby webtarget » Sat Sep 22, 2012 8:42 am

Perfect! Thanks.

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Re: How to add a user? [SOLVED]

Postby HughT » Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:44 pm

thanks altair4, just recently installed Xfce to try it against Mate, and had the same problem. A quick search of the forum led me here. regards
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Re: How to add a user? [SOLVED]

Postby webtarget » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:28 am

The adduser command can be used at the commandline.

Although most LM users probably want the gui's (like myself when I started), I now am using the commandline more and more often.

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Re: How to add a user? [SOLVED]

Postby NOB » Wed Nov 14, 2012 10:58 am

webtarget wrote:The adduser command can be used at the commandline.

Although most LM users probably want the gui's (like myself when I started), I now am using the commandline more and more often.


Yes, sure.
But the real problem is not the user itself, but to set the right groups, e.g. for accessing USB drives, WiFi, etc. pp.
I fluently speak command-line and I know what to do but that's not for everyone.

It was one of my feature on the list for comparing Linux desktop distros and most Xfce distros are lacking a GUI for it
out of the box. So one of the previous posts points in the right direction.

Nevertheless I've chosen Linux Mint 13 Xfce.

Kind regards

Norbert.

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Re: How to add a user? [SOLVED]

Postby jjaythomas » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am

Yes, sure.
But the real problem is not the user itself, but to set the right groups, e.g. for accessing USB drives, WiFi, etc. pp.
I fluently speak command-line and I know what to do but that's not for everyone.

Yea don't shy away from CLI but prefer a GUI solution unless really saves time or something doing multiple times

J.Jay
P.S. can also assign 'rights' with additional parameters using above CLI command (but GUI easier if bad typist and besided normally 1 time deal :lol: )

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Re: Add a user with command line

Postby webtarget » Sat Nov 17, 2012 7:37 am

I didn't actually try using the commandline for adduser in my case, b/c I already used the gnome-system-tools, but, I just thought I would mention it.

But, now that I look at all the things you need to configure about rights and groups, I guess, a GUI is probably much more easier in this case.


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