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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu took my windows username, kindof

i used a program that will put an iso on a usb stick. so thats what i did with ubuntu. i installed it through windows onto another drive. when doing it this way, its asks for you to give ubuntu a ...
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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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my user name and password are correct but still cant sign in to ubuntu 13.10

I am able to log in to Ubuntu 13.10 only as a guest user. I am unable to use my user name and password. I have uninstalled and re-installed Ubuntu 13.10 several times, created new user name and ...
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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 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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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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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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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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forget administration accont name &password [duplicate]

I have forgotten my administration account name & password, plus I changed the ADMINISTRATION account to standard account. How can I change a standard account to an ADMINISTRATION account.
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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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Fixing my username and home directory differing

When I installed Ubuntu 13.04 a while back, I got into this weird predicament where my username is different from the name of my home directory. Essentially, I wanted to call the user datus, while ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ubuntu 13.04 try it from usb cant log in

I get to the username and password log in screen, however I was never asked to create one. I created the ISO on my USB and am trying to Try UBUNTU 13.04. Any ideas??? I am a noob to Linux, so I do ...
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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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username/password lost,root password required for everything [duplicate]

i installed ubuntu 12.4 on my pc along with windows 7.when the installation was complete ,to login i had enter username and password which i entered during installation. i logined as guest but all ...
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Intalling 12.04 LTS

I had 12.10 installed on my laptop. Looking for the upgrades, I found that 12.04 is more reliable than 13.04, so I downloaded it, write on a CD and tried to install several times. It goes on till some ...
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Cant get past the username and password on first installation

Trying to install ubuntu 13.04 from a live usb. But on first boot it asks for a username and password. I put in ubuntu with no password and it pauses for a minute but then asks again for my username
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How to enable or disabled a user?

I'm uing ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I have 3 users: user1(administrator), user2(standard) and guest. I wanted to disable user1 and enable user2 which auto logs on with no password but after I did that I ...
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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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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 ?
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How to change the default user name from ubuntu to something else on EC2 AMI

How can I create a new ubuntu AMI so that when a new instance is created the SSH credentials are copied under a different user than ubuntu (e.g. /home/administrator/.ssh/)? In short, I need to be ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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, ...