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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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