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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Username change [duplicate]

Before I start, I am a noob to Linux, I got my new PC last week and have no idea what I'm doing so please be helpfull. So I'm changing my username on Ubuntu 14.04 as read on another question and I ...
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How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...
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New user, new computer: system asked a password to uptade

I'm a new user, recently bought a new machine with Ubuntu. It's my first time with this OS. The first task I tried to do was update the system. I was asked about a password, but I don't know any. ...
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How to create username from firstname lastname initials in csv file?

I am using libreoffice and would like to create USERNAME from initials of firstname lastname entries in csv file. my csv file contains many names so the usernames need to be created automatically in ...
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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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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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Bootable Ubuntu USB flash drive asks for a username and a password

I just created a bootable Ubuntu 15.10 USB flash drive. On start-up, it asks for a user name and a password. Which user name and password am I supposed to enter here?
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What is my username/usermod? [duplicate]

I am trying to follow these instructions to allow other users to access my ext drives. Except I need to use my own username, and I just don't know what that is. I thought it would be the name I gave ...
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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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Cannot Mount User Data

There are a lot of posts close to this problem. I recently did a system recovery, followed by an upgrade. I chose not to overwrite my data, but I did not use the same user name, when I reinstalled. ...
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Inaccessable files under orignal default username

Downloaded all old files from hard drive to new ubuntu computer. I did not change the user-name from the default OEM user-name, but changed it after. All my folders are no longer accessible, how do ...
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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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Accidentaly created a different user when reinstalling Ubuntu

I had set my computer to dual boot Ubuntu 15.04 and Windows 8. I tried upgrading to 15.10, but the auto-upgrade just hung. I then installed Ubuntu 15.10 to my Ubuntu partition. In doing so, I created ...
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Change root name in ubuntu [duplicate]

how're you doing? I am somewhat new to ubuntu and finding problem changing the root user name. My terminal displays priyank@Alex right now. I changed the second name to Alex using hostname and hosts. ...
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Home folder name different than user name

I just started dual booting Ubuntu and OpenSUSE, and sharing the home partition which I labeled HOME. As this gets more and more exciting, I want to try out the different distros; but still keep ...
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How do I find my user name in recovery mode?

I installed a lock screen theme and it gives a blank screen when it loads so I fiquard out how to delete it but I need my username can any one help?
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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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Changed user name in CLI. But even after rebooting, user name is the same [closed]

Changed user name in CLI. But even after rebooting,user name is the same in GUI. Why it didn't get changed..? Shall we try to change in GUI mode itself? The users are common to both CLI and GUI right? ...
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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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How do i find out my username while locked out of my account

My initial problem was that my computer wouldn't let me login to my account. It seems to shut down after I enter my password. I can login as a guest. I found fixes but I can't remember / figure out ...
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Where do I find username & password for newly installed 14.04 LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS and it is asking for a username and password. I don't have one. What do I do please? ctrl alt delete does not work neither does ctrl alt t
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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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How to safely change username and hostname?

I installed a fresh Ubuntu Gnome 14.04.3 today, but I just notice that I reversed the username and hostname during installation. To illustrate this, when I open a terminal, the prompt looks like : ...
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How to get the details of User(Computer)name and the Password?

Where the details of Password and Username/Computer Name being Stored in Ubuntu 14.04? How to Change the Password and the Username? Ways to recover the forgotten Password and the Username without ...
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Delete a duplicate username?

My ubuntu login screen shows two accounts with my username. I am only able to log into one of them, and I have no idea where the other one came from or what the password is. My /etc/passwd file shows ...
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Changing the homefolder/domain

I downloaded a VMWare image from a website, and after changing the username, account and password, when I open up the terminal I still get that I'm executing it in: osboxes@myUsername:~$ Would I ...
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change username in ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

when I installed Ubuntu 14.04 I missed some thing on my user name , how to correct it and display it correctly in the terminal. thanks for help .
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Why I can't change my username in Terminal? [duplicate]

I started working recently with Ubuntu and changed my username. I changed the "v" tiny by capital "V", but in Terminal remains the same.
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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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?