My lubuntu crashed, and after reboot, when I log in on any of my administrator accounts, it would show the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. Also, can't open the terminal or any other keyboard shortcuts. I can log in using the guest account, but it doesn't have permission to do most actions. I were also able to log in my account using openbox mode, but most admin actions were supressed too. I can't create a new user (I was hoping the new user could log in OK, since the guest could. The only option is to re-download and re-install lubuntu, but I don't have a fast enough web connection (and I would also lose all my data). What can I do to reset my user, or create a new one?


If you press Ctrl+Alt+F1, can you get to command prompt? If so, try adding a new user by doing:

sudo useradd username -D

  • That's what I was looking for. In openbox mode, I tried to find a command for creating users in terminal, but didn't find it. Thanks. Also, is there a command for deleting users? – PixelJoe Jun 18 '14 at 17:48
  • Yeah, sudo userdel username and don't forget sudo rm -rf /home/newuser to remove their home directory. Don't forget to mark it as accepted if it worked for you :) – Tim Jun 18 '14 at 17:55

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