Your username is the name by which you log on via a console. To view your username, open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T). Your username will be the text before the at symbol (@).

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How to set default account-expiration date for all new users?

How can I set a default account-expiration-date for all new users? I know we can do it for every new added user with the --expiredate, but I want that it is default and done for every new user! ...
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After changing user directory name Ubuntu stuck at boot

I recently bought a new desktop with Ubuntu 14.04 on it. It came with username "user". So I wanted to change the username as well as the name of my home directory. So I followed the instructions on ...
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Ubuntu Server Change Username [duplicate]

I currently only have 1 user account on my ubuntu server. I would like to change the user name without creating another account. Is there a way to do this? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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help with Ubuntu 14.04

i have downloaded a copy of Ubuntu 14.04 I put it on to a disk to upload on to my laptop but once it started to upload it asked my to make a username and password to continue once I have done that it ...
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Getting Full User Name Wrong

Why when I issue a command like: awk -F: -v U="$LOGNAME" '$1==U{print $5}' /etc/passwd or grep $USER /etc/passwd | awk 'BEGIN { FS=":" } { print $5 }' is displayed Diogo Saraiva,,, instead of ...
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Changing the username in terminal in Ubuntu 14.04

I recently purchased a second hand Dell Latitude laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 installed in it. After playing around with it, I've managed to change the hostname of the computer, such that it displays my ...
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How to change 'Your Name'?

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.10, and I want to change the 'your name' (appear at the time of Installation) from hanu to Hanu in Terminal, i.e., hanu@4268 to Hanu@4268.
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Ubuntu prompts me for a username and password when i didn't make one for Ubuntu [duplicate]

When I burned Ubuntu to a disc and tried it without installing it prompts me for a username and password when I didn't make one for Ubuntu. Do I keep them blank or do I use my Windows username and ...
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How to log in after attempting to change my username with mv?

I wanted to change my username on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried sudo mv old name/ new name/ in home. I restarted and now I cannot log in. I enter my password and nothing happens. It is ...
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Changing terminal login prompt with ncruses

I have a Ubuntu server with no DE that I want to replace the regular login prompt with a ncurses based login. How would I go about doing that? Below is a link to a program that I'm going to use to ...
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error after changing username in vboxclient:

I changed my username that I use in virtualbox and then I can not log into my Ubuntu. When I write my password and try to start my virtual machine, I receive the follow message: VBoxClient: Creating ...
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Disable editing full name user

I have some Ubuntu 14.04 desktops in a school environment with a user account named "Student" for student purposes. Some students replace the username's full name with random stuff, which is possible. ...
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Fixing links on sidebar of file explorer after changing username

I changed my username and home directory as described in this ask-ubuntu-link. However, now I can not access many items on sidebar (Documents, music, pictures) by clicking because the link is ...
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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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Login Password not accepted after Killall command on logged in user

I am new to Ubuntu and experiencing an issue after below mentioned action performed. installed Ubuntu (dual boot) in windows 7 created username "aslam" while installing Ubuntu (everything running ...
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VNC Remote access like a graphical console

I've installed vncserver already. Now, I need access to the desktop by typing a username and password. Is this possible?
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Virtualbox Ubuntu Image Username / password

First of all I am totally new to Linux. I decided to load Ubuntu Linux on Virtualbox and found an ova file here: ...
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need information about my username and password [duplicate]

Just got my laptop and Ubuntu was already installed when I switched it on. I don't know my username nor password, no disk / paper was included. So I can't install applications or run this program ...
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WiFi temporary username settings with PEAP/MSCHAPv2 on 14.04

I am setting up a computer for our grad students at my university. I have one standard-user login for all of them to use to make things a bit simpler for them. I am trying to find a way, however, to ...
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Where, in Ubuntu's files, is stored the full name of a user?

Usually the users have a full name associated to them, where is that stored?
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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Can't login with username and password

I have just installed Wubi Ubuntu 12.04 and chose a username and password during the installation as requsted. When I load up Ubuntu I can't login with my username and password, I have to use a guest ...
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Upgraded from 13.10 to 14.04 with wrong user name and can't access any files

I cannot login to the old username because it does not exist on the login screen. I cannot recreate the old username because I don't have root privileges. I have tried many methods of getting to root ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 live cd while booting asks for username and password (Installing in Virtual Box)

Guys i am trying to install Ubuntu 14.04 in my virtual box, but it repeatedly asks for username and password. Not able to solve this problem, None of my ubuntu .iso asked this before installation.. ...
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Extra user at Users Account

I have installed this operating system my self and created one account as an owner and root. I do not know where " Me " account came from. However, I get many access permissions error, even-while, ...
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Change username in print que

Hi I am using my Ubuntu 13.04 to print to my workplace. Everything works fine, the printer prints ok but the username shown in the print queue of the printer is the one I have on my laptop and not my ...
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Change default username in LiveCD

I've created a custom Ubuntu image for myself using UCK (Ubuntu Customization Kit). My question is: when I boot the image as a LiveCD or LiveUSB, it automatically creates and logs you in to the user ...
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Eeebuntu inexperienced user, forgot my username but I know my password how can I find it without logging in? [duplicate]

I had lost this computer around the house and now that I'm trying to get back onto it I have completely forgotten my login name
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i disabled my user account

I accidentally disabled my user account. I've changed the administrator password and when I reboot, the log in "user 1" comes up and when I type in my password it won't let me log in. It says that ...
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How to switch user on Ubuntu server 12.4

I just downloaded UBUNTU 12.4 server, At the begging there was only root user so I added new user and switch off the root user. The problem now i don't have any permeations and when i type "sudo ...
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How can I show user name on gear icon in ubuntu 12.04?

I am using ubuntu 12.04 after once used 13.04 one. However, when I login to ubuntu 12.04 and see the gear icon at the right-top of the screen, there is no username on it. How can I fix/show it? Is ...
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Differant user-name at terminal

I have normal Wubi instillation did not change any sitting. But now I find user-name at terminal that is different from user account appears at the top right corner. I need to make / change what at ...
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why is there no name showing at the command line?

a hopefully simple one here, I don't know why there's no username at the $ when a new account is added and you login? Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686) * ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 live from USB stick first time user id and password

I just created a USB flash drive with 12.04 live. When it starts up it asks for a user id and password. What are they?
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Change user's name in KDE

I want to setup my real name in 'System Settings' - 'Account Details' - 'Password & User Account' but when I click 'Apply' there is a dialog asking me for my password and I type it correctly but ...
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User name and password changes [duplicate]

After getting "can not write bytes : broken pipe" message and being unable to boot, I reloaded 12.04, my user name had some upper case letters in it and I was unable to log in. Maybe the password ...
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It Automatically select last username on login screen

In ubuntu 12.04 after last updates, the system auto select the last username enter in machine and only ask for password. How i can change that? I want it ask for username and passwork like before ...
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change default username that appears in the terminal

i wanna change something@something-pcname:~$ to somethingElse@somethingElse-pcname:~$. i have already tried changing the user name from something to somethingElse but the terminal still displays ...
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How to know the login and password details, my name and computers name after i'm done installing ubuntu?

while the setup i'm asked to type in my name and the computers name, after the os is installed, how can i know it?![enter image description here][1]
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How do I change my display name on login?

When installing Ubuntu it asked me for a name. I entered it as name (space) lastname. Now when I get to login screen, it greets me by that name. I want to change it, in fact to remove last name.
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Is there a single line command to do `su`?

I can do an su with su <username> and it asks for my password. Is there a password parameter for su such that i wont be prompted for a password? e.g. su <username> -p <password>
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Cannot figure out how to change username through recovery mode or terminal? [duplicate]

I am giving my old laptop to my brother and am trying to change everything to his name. I have tried every online tutorial I could find and nothing has worked so far. I need to change allie@Nolan's ...
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Unable to shut down laptop after Logging Out of Ubuntu 12.04

I logged into the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and instead of installing it... I pressed the Log Out button, thinking of installing it some other time. But then a screen appeared asking for Username and ...
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How can I find out my user name?

How do I know my username? I've installed Ubuntu, but I don't know my username, only my password. I can't access my laptop and it can't be opened.
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keyboard buttons are not working at the time of changing password

when i forget my admin user passwrd i use the way of recovery mode ,i got the step of changing passwrd successfully like this .........recovery mode/root/## mount -rw -o remount/ passwd /enter new ...
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What is the purpose of the 'nobody' user?

After I read List all human users I noticed that there is a user account named 'nobody' in my Ubuntu system. Also I noticed that I can login in this account from terminal using the following command ...
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User disappeared from login screen

I can not log in on the graphical login since my username does not appear as a possible choice. What dictates which users appear there? I just changed my uid from 1000 to 872 while being logged in as ...
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How To Run Program As A Different User [closed]

I'm trying to launch programs as a different user than what I'm logged in as. For testing I've been using gedit. When I type sudo -u app_restricted gedit, I get an error, app_restricted being the ...
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What is the logic behind the user name restrictions in *buntu?

In Fedora, I use my preferred account name, which happens to be a fully qualified domain name. By using a fully qualified domain name as my user name across most of my accounts (both on my own ...
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How to change the username and computer name?

I clone my No.1 OS in VMware, the username and computer name are node1, now i clone it and want to make the cloned one's username and computer name became node2. how can i do ?