Sign up ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free.

In Ubuntu 13.10 why can't I modify User Accounts if I'm an administrator? It simply gets stuck when I click on User Accounts.

share|improve this question

3 Answers 3

Try clicking on the unlock button on the top right hand corner of the page (if you haven't).

share|improve this answer

If you want to modify users information :

sudo chfn (username) and then you can modify its full name etc..

if you want to change password : sudo passwd ( username) and type the new password

share|improve this answer

See the following links for a resolution to this problem:

share|improve this answer
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! Whilst this may theoretically answer the question, it would be preferable to include the essential parts of the answer here, and provide the link for reference. – Stormvirux Mar 21 '14 at 15:25

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.