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 can the username be removed from the lock screen?

When the lock screen is active (it can e.g. be activated with Ctrl+Alt+L) the username is shown. How can I remove the username from the lock screen? I want the lock screen to simply not display the ...
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problem sharing printer via samba in Ubuntu server 12.04

I have cannon ImageRunner 1133 I want to share it through samba with cups server installed on Ubuntu server 12.04 it works all fine I installed samba and cups server ubuntu and windows clients can ...
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Getting Full User Name

How do I look up my full user name in Ubuntu? I want this information to propagate to the environment variables GIT_AUTHOR_NAME and GIT_COMMITTER_EMAIL.
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How can I delete a mail account in Thunderbird?

I missed one letter of my user name for my mail when add an account to Thunderbird. My mail is reachable in webmail with my browser, but is unreachable in Thunderbird. How do I delete an email ...
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How to change administrator username?

I have accidentally typed my name wrong when I created the administrator account. Although I managed to change the user name at the login screen, I am unable to rename the /home/oldusername to ...
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How do I remove the unity 2D option in lightdm (login sceen) in ubuntu 12.04?

Because I wish to view my full username at login, I want to remove the "Unity 2D" option at the login screen. Currently the last part of the username (after the 20th digit) is hidden behind the ...
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How can I remap usernames when printing to a shared printer?

At work my group currently use self maintained network printers. We also run our own self contained Linux network for some members of the group. It all works beautifully. The management has decided ...
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How can I remove username from panel in 12.10?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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User name on top-right most tray vanished!

User name on top-right most tray vanished! I can't see it any more. I see the power button and directly beside it is the clock, I'm using Ubuntu the latest version until now (v.12) 32-bit Any ...
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How to find out who is using the physical console?

I would like to use a script to find out the username - of the user who is currently on the physical console (who has command of the keyboard, mouse and graphical display)? I do not just want to ...
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Changed username. Now I cannot log on or view my previous files

I want to change my username and followed the instructions from How do I change my username? by creating a temp user with admin privileges. While logged in as temp, I did : sudo usermod -l newname ...
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Ubuntu Live CD installation hangs after typing username and password [closed]

I have a Vaio VGN-FJ270P/B laptop which originally installed a Windows XP professional in it. Last week, I had enough about the speed of Windows and bought a brand new fresh SSD [M5S 128GB] and 2 ...
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What is the attribute used to display the username for lightdm? Is it something I can change?

Right now it looks like my username is being displayed based on the sn LDAP attribute. I'd prefer it to be displayName or gecos, is that something I can configure either via lightdm or ldap.conf?
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Who created files in “/proc” with my username?

I just learned about file security, user & group, etc. And I appreciate a lot about the elegance of the filesystem of linux. My username is lyg, and I found there are some files with owner lyg in ...
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usermod change the username

I tried this command root@node1:~# usermod -l node1admin serveradmin -d /home/node1admin -m Usage: usermod [options] LOGIN It keeps saying I have wrong command. The help provides only the options, ...
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How to hide users from the user account list of the login screen in Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I hide a particular user from the LightDM login screen? I want to hide users from login screen. I have tried to modify a file in /etc/gdm, but that folder doesn't ...
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I deleted my original user account. The new account has no password. How can I enable it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? How can enable my admin account? i deleted the other one and now the new one is without password and i cant access it and cant ...
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Default User Id at Login different from User Name in Terminal Shell

During the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation, I was prompted to enter a user name and password, so that a corresponding account could be created and set up for login. I replaced the one that was provided ...
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Changing Short name of user [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change my username? I'm making a small ubuntu network, and in client 10.04 I "logged in" as the user "employee1", and changed my name to "Red Herring" but i ...
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Edit user Real name and change avatar

I reinstalled Ubuntu and I am now unable to change/input my Real Name. Memenu does not display usernam either. Is there a way to input this data manually by changing some hidden file or smth?! BTW, ...
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Invalid UTF-8 as username?

In my top panel, my username shows up as "[Invalid UTF-8]". Yet, on the login screen, it is correct. I had this problem once before and I was able to fix it, but I can't remember where I found how to ...
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server needs username and password to logon which is not known

i got a used server and don't know the username and password to login. Anyone know how i can reset the username and password without needing to wipe everything and starting from scrach?
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Do not display user name in the panel

In Unity the user name is shown in the panel. Is is possible to make it so that it is not displayed? For example it would be nice if only the icon but not the user name were displayed.
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Hide user list from logon page in Ubuntu/Xubuntu 11.10

I'd like to add a little bit more security on my laptop that is running Ubuntu 11.10 with xfce environment. The problem is that once the computer is turned on a list of users is displayed for me to ...
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What is the best way to secure my EC2 server in regards to the SSH?

I have a Amazon ec2 instance, and was curious on if I should change the username (the default is ubuntu) or not? Since you need a public SSH key in order to access the server, I don't think you do, ...
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How to rename a user safely?

I've misspelled user name when installing Ubuntu and would like to rename if possible. How can I safely change my user name?
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How can I make Indicator Session only show my username and not my full name?

My panel has a lot of indicators, and my full name is large. Is there a way to set Ubuntu 11.10 to behave like Ubuntu 11.04 and only show my username?
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Changing Full Name [closed]

I can't change my Full Name (registered erroneously). I did login and tried to change it. In the windows application it still shows the erroneous Full Name. Thanks
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My name no longer appears on gnome-panel

I booted up my laptop this morning to find my name no longer appears beside the power off button in the top right hand corner of the top gnome panel: I tried deleting and re-adding the indicator ...