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When I try to add a new user using the GUI users-admin, nothing happens.

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What version of Ubuntu are you using? –  belacqua Apr 6 '11 at 3:12
Does a new user directory get created? –  RolandiXor Apr 17 '11 at 22:11

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Try this:

sudo useradd [NAME-OF-USER]
sudo passwd [PASSWORD-OF-USER]

And let us know if it worked.

Replace [NAME-OF-USER] with the user name you want and replace [PASSWORD-OF-USER] with the user name(!) you want and then type in the password 2 times.

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... so he should type sudo useradd NAME-OF-USER ;-) ? Plus the 2nd one seems fishy: how does it know it is the pwd of that new user? Needs to be [NAME-OF-USER]... –  Rinzwind Sep 22 '11 at 14:59
useradd will not create a home directory, unless you use the -D flag. adduser should be used instead - as it's an interactive useradd command and will negate the need to use passwd –  Marco Ceppi Sep 22 '11 at 15:05
Thanks for correcting me. I was also unsure.. But I just wanted to help :) –  Marc Boisvert Sep 22 '11 at 19:40