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Questions tagged [username]

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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Ubuntu Core install and Launchpad id with dash

I have just installed Ubuntu Core 16 on a Raspberry Pi 3. This is a suggestion for the Ubuntu Core installer but I do not know where to place it so I state it here. Since my Launchpad id has a dash ...
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Stuck at root@…:~#

I'm trying to setup Ubuntu. A few small issues, but I finally got it running, but then when it asked for a username I ran into more issues. I tried entering a simple username such as "Name", but I ...
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Crashed System while trying to install ubuntu

I was trying to install a fresh Ubuntu OS in my new Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 bought just today. The inbuilt keyboard of the laptop was not working to enter user name and password so i had to pull ...
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Cannot access my user data

I forgot the username in which I had my data. When I went to user data management, this came. I remember the password but not username, so I don’t know how to log into that. I am new to Linux, I use ...
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User Name not listed on Log in Screen in Ubuntu 18.04 lts

I have a desktop running Windows 10 and Ubuntu. When I start Up I get a Grub screen to choose between Ubuntu and Windows. When I select Ubuntu I get a screen that shows a Person Icon and my User Name ...
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How can I change the default username [duplicate]

Hi how I can change the name ubuntu to other its showing something like this in terminal: ubuntu@ip-xxx-xxx-xx-xxx:~$ If I try to use the command: sudo usermod -l newUsername oldUsername it ...
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user id is not the same when creating a file

I just noticed that whatever file I create does not have me as userID/owner, instead it has another user (a generic access account). I'm not sure where to start debuging this issue since I'm new to ...
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Change ph@user:~$ to muxx@user:~$ [duplicate]

A software engineer used hp as username while installing Ubuntu on my device, and I want to change it to my name but all efforts have proved fruitless. current state: hp@phavor-george:~$ I want to ...
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Cannot log into freshy installed Ubuntu Server 16.04.3: login incorrect?

I installed Unbuntu Server 16.04.3 (kernel version 4.4.0.87) in a VirtualBox Virtual Machine. No fancy settings, pretty much just a straightforward default install. After the installation was ...
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User name dissapeared from login screen

I have Ubuntu 16.04 which is used to host Nextcloud server. After computer restart my user name is no longer listed on the Ubuntu start page. The only available options are user name which is equal to ...
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Change username without loggin [duplicate]

In order to change username it is necesary to be not logged in. Question How can I start linux without log in? Even if I start in recovery mode it appears that the user is started. I have tried in ...
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How can I change the username [duplicate]

zadsfad@ubuntu How can I change the username (zadsfad)? If I change the host name, the 'ubuntu' section is changed. Should I reinstall Ubuntu?
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Ubuntu prompting problem [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 16.10 on VirtualBox. The problem is that the login screen keeps prompting me for a password. Even if I enter the correct password, it somehow restarts the login screen (The VM does ...
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Wifi list not showing (but can connect) and desktop behaving oddly after changing username with usermod

So I changed my Ubuntu's username and after that the list of wifi is showing sometimes and sometimes not but the laptop is connecting to the wifi, and it shows the symbol shown when it gets connected ...
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Dash doesn't show my applications after user name change

Dash button doesn't work after I changed my username and password, following this guide: How do I change my username? It doesn't even show the terminal, or any other application ( I used the ...
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How to change the text after username@ in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu and opened an admin panel where I saw that I accidentally allowed the system to use my laptop's name. Can anyone suggest how would I remove it?
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Is it possible for ubuntu to change user itself

I was streaming data from Twitter and let my laptop open at night. In the morning, i saw that Ubuntu is open with Guest user not my user account. I wondered how can it be. Is it possible for ubuntu to ...
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capturing current user in variable and inserting it into file [duplicate]

I am trying to capture the currently logged in user on the linux box into a variable and then use the variable to insert it into a text file and replace the username in that file in the file (live....
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I want to change my user name [duplicate]

I do not know how to login as a different user except for guest.I want to change my user name because I misspelled it during installation. Please advise.
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Username problem [closed]

Whenever I go to the terminal, and try and do something, it says username@hostlocal. And I have no clue what to do. I looks like this: (precise) spencerstreams@hostlocal:~$:
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how to change from full login name to first name [duplicate]

I have changed the user name using usermod command , but while entering detail I gave my full name "pankaj kumar kushwaha" , now i want to change it to "pankaj". porblem is , my login name shows my ...
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How do I change my hostname, and the files dependent on it? [duplicate]

I am a HUGE newbie when it comes to Ubuntu (16.04 Desktop), and Linux in general. My question is when I change my username I edit the following text files /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts, and then ...
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Make a .sh that sets new username, hostname and password

I am distributing a VM to my students for a beginners programming course. For speed, instead of getting them to install Ubuntu from scratch, I'm planning to give them a fully set up image that they ...
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Can't login Ubuntu

I copied all Ubuntu system files to /home/ubuntu to obtain full Ubuntu operate system in Termux. The Ubuntu system has a user with password. Termux is an app that provide part of Linux environment. ...
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Finding users in local network, via rwho

I want to get the usernames of all the users currently logged in my network. I found out the command 'rwho', which does the job, but the username is cut, with only 8 letters, and I didn't found a way ...
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Abnormal long prompt / change username & computer name [duplicate]

I've just tested out Ubuntu 16.04, my first time with Linux. Now I installed it just to try, and found out that u like it! However, since this was only a test, I didn't select username and computer ...
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How to change “user” name? (Only account)

I'm trying to change the name that is listed as "user" under my desired username. This is the only account I have set up (= root account?). I noticed that the name "user" instead of the account ...
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After changing username with terminal, launcher still points to old username

I changed my ubuntu username with the terminal (using this tutorial How do I change my username?) , I log in with the new username and everything works fine except one thing. When I right click on ...
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Samba: Share directory with a specific Windows 10 user without password required

I would like instructions for creating a Samba share that can only be accessed by a specific Windows 10 user without a password required. I have read some tutorials and, while I can easily create a ...
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Default credentials of Ubuntu release OVA?

I deployed the 14.04 OVA listed here https://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/14.04/release/ to our esxi server. It doesn't have network access yet and ssh is not enabled. What is the default ...
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Login loop after changing username

I'm using 14.04. Basically I changed my machines name (via root) from x@x to y@y. Problem is after doing this I get stuck in a login loop - I enter my details screen goes black and returns me to the ...
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Default username/password in preinstalled Ubuntu systems

I already searched around the web and couldn't find an answer. These days lots of computers (mainly laptops) come with Ubuntu preinstalled. Just out of curiosity, what is the default admin username/...
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Username change [duplicate]

I'm changing my username on Ubuntu 14.04 as read on another question and I then get this message. Please enter a username matching the regular expression configured via the NAME_REGEX[_SYSTEM] ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 figured out how to delete it but I need my username. Can any one help?
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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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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 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 ...