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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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I’ve changed username by sudo usermod now I can’t log in the user account

I was trying to change my username and searching in the internet I’ve found this command: sudo usermod -l new_username -d /home/new_username previous_username To apply the changes to all directories. ...
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After downloading WSL Ubuntu installation username problem

I got the following message when trying to install Ubuntu in WSL. Installing, this may take a few minutes... The parameter is incorrect. Please create a default UNIX user account. The username ...
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Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS localhost tty1 does not recognize my user name. How can this be fixed?I

I have somehow shut down my Ubuntu 22.04.4 LTS desktop. while attempting to correct a persistent problem of sound loss probably caused by pulseaudio and dependencies. No thanks to perplexity AI.... ...
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What are the default username and password for ubuntu-20.04.6-live-server-amd64.iso?

I downloaded the ubuntu-20.04.6-live-server-amd64.iso file and installed it into the Oracle cloud virtual server by attaching the boot volume. There was no prompt for username and login password ...
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store Git credentials on ubuntu 22.04

How can I store my Git credentials so that I don't have to enter my username and password every time in cloning and committing?
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how to create sudo password

I downloaded Ubuntu 22.04.03 on to Virtual Box. I am able to log in using the created username and password. "Sudo apt update" requests sudo password. The initial password created on ...
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How to change my user or computer name which appeares before each command in the terminal window? [duplicate]

Is there any way to change the name which appears before every command line in the terminal window? If so, then how? As shown below, my current one is way too long and takes up a lot of space in each ...
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Unable to login, blank screen does not revive, after upgrade to 22.04

Yesterday I attempted an OS upgrade from Ubuntu Linux 20.04 LTS to 22.04 LTS. The machine being upgraded was a new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon Gen 10. Following the upgrade I have two severe problems ...
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Forgot username and password to Ubuntu

I have an M1 Macbook and used UTM to create an Ubuntu VM. I have now forgotten my username and password for the VM and do not see a recovery boot option in the GNU GRUB menu: How can I recover or ...
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su: user does not exist or the user entry does not contain all the required fields

In Ubuntu Studio 22.04 LTS I usually log in as a non-privileged domain user. If I need to perform an administrative task (in a terminal window), I have previously used "su" to change to a ...
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groups and groups <user> are different even after restart

Hi there I'm new to Linux and I'm very confused. I tried to add my user to docker group to run the docker without sudo as follow: https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/linux-postinstall/ and It ...
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Is it too easy to access root in Ubuntu on WSL?

I forgot my Ubuntu user's password in WSL, but I was able to reset it by: Opening a CMD shell wsl -u root, then (inside Ubuntu), passwd my_username I was able to change my password without providing ...
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how do you set up a address hostname for user on with ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I am on a generation project and on this server, you can check the x version with root permissions with code sudo x The version I tried twice and it failed to say unable to resolve host: no address ...
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I want to change from root/Ubuntu to jerry/Ubuntu is that possible?

I'm an Ubuntu newbie and at installation I set my computer name to "dera" and I created 2 users, "Sean" and "guest". I would like to know if it's possible to rename this ...
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Trouble Running Ubuntu 20.04 on Windows 11 Surface Book 2: Trying to the green and blue part to match my instructor's

I am taking the Google IT Support Specialist course on Google, I am using Ubuntu 20.04, with a Surface Book 2, with Windows 11 capability, and I need help with trying to get my code to follow that of ...
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i don't know how to change my `username`, how can i? [duplicate]

how do i change the username in Ubuntu? How can i change the username that shows in login, terminal, home directory. I wish to change that but i don't know how. My current username is vibuntu, i want ...
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Missing letter in the username [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu for the first time a few days ago and it all went smoothly. However in the terminal, there always is one letter missing from my username. I checked in my settings but there it shows ...
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How to find the username who performed SSH?

When one does ssh oracle@hostB on a local host say A, will the hostB know the user who performed SSH on host A? Is there a way to find out the username who performed SSH?
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Why am I logging in as "kvm" instead of my normal username?

One day I booted my computer and logged in and my desktop was empty. I was now in /home/kvm/Desktop. I never created this user. All my stuff is still under home/ben, so no data has been lost. kvm ...
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How to change "root" name in a remote ubuntu 20.4

I would like to change the "root" name to a custom name in a remote ubuntu 20.4 machine. I tried the solution from Change root name in ubuntu but it doesnt work. Now I cannot log in at all. ...
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How to change the username in Ubuntu 18.04?

I need to change the username from the linux (Not admin). I changed in settings ->Users. But how to change the "home folder" name or root user in linux. I tried using usermod -l <...
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Ubuntu login not working, Login always fails even if we enter the correct user name

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 in VirtualBox. On boot, the screen shows black after the Ubuntu loading screen. So I pressed Ctrl+Alt+F2 to enter a command line login, but when I enter my username and press ...
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microk8s Default Username and Password?

I have installed microk8s on my Windows 10 machine using Hyper-V. I would like to SSH into the microk8s-vm using Putty. What is the default username and password to do this?
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Question marks appears when I input UNIX user account

After I downloaded ubuntu from microsoft store, many question marks appear. Can anyone help me out here? I also can not create a unix user account. Thanks. Error with ????,???
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Can't login through login screen after renaming the username

I have renamed my username using the steps explained here. In terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F1) I can login with my newly created username but when I tried to login using login screen it got stuck in a loop. I ...
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How to give a specific user a read ONLY permission to a specific folder in Linux without root?

I want to give a specific user with the username userA permission to only read a folder that I created. Every other post that I found says you should either create a new group, which I cannot because ...
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Root@clear is showing instead of showing host name

I don't what happened there was crash or some thing my prompt is changed into like user name root@clear usually it shows username like [email protected] How can I revert back to previous state ...
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i can't find my username on ubuntu

The last time I shut my computer down, it shut down normal. But now it won't let me back on. When it came to the first screen I pushed shift down, got onto the recovery mode and then onto to the ...
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Username password authentication doesnt work as expected im mosquitto broker

Authentication with username and password doesnt work as expected in mosquitto broker..I am able to subscribe mosquitto_sub and publish mosquitto_pub to topics even if the username and password is ...
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my username turns into dots on the login screen

This error suddenly appeared with no reason, my username in the login screen is written like "ez..." instead of "ezzat" like if the text is overflown. Also, there is a slide bar on ...
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Graphic login screen displays login name instead of full user name

I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1. Recently (I haven't noticed exactly when), the graphic login screen of Ubuntu started showing the login names (the first field in the /etc/passwd file) instead of the full ...
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Duplicate users

In attempting to change my username, I ended up with several copies of the user temp .Here is the result of who: temp tty1 2020-08-20 15:02 (:0) temp pts/0 2020-08-20 15:02 (:0)...
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Forgot username while in recovery mode (have password), what to do? [duplicate]

Ruined the update from 14 to 16 when I caused a freeze during the update, and now while in recovery mode, I forgot my username (I do know the password) which it keeps asking for while in safe mode. ...
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How to install fresh linux distro without causing any change to home directory logins and permissions?

I presently run an ubuntu 18.04lts on my dell inspiron 3541. I have two Os running on it, Ubuntu and windows10. The Ubuntu has two partitions(root and my home directory). So now, I want to install a ...
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Newly created directories and files are assigned to docker group

so I was recently doing some post-installation steps for Docker and I think it was after I added my user to the docker group by sudo usermod -aG docker $USER newly created files and directories began ...
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I want to make a user without password requirement

so I have ubuntu 18.4 loaded on my laptop and I have my own user on it I want to make another user without root privilege for normal use of my family which is accessible without any password. I tied ...
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Remove unnecessary users on single user machine

I have these users setup on my single-user machine and I'd like to delete unnecessary ones to make the list shorter: $ cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd root daemon bin sys sync games man lp mail news uucp ...
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How to Update Many Symbolic Links at Once

I recently upgraded my computer and along with a new OS I have a new username. Because of that I have a References directory full of links that don't work anymore, but they would if I could simply ...
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How do I display username on the GNOME menu bar on Ubuntu 19.10?

In Ubuntu 19.10 and the GNOME Shell version 3.34.3, I want my username to be shown on the top right corner. I tried the following GNOME Shell extensions but nothing changed. Simple Name Add Username ...
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I want to run a small scale free-of-charge SFTP server among my friends. I want to run it from my Pi Zero on which I have Raspbian installed [closed]

I have searched for line command installation of ftp server. I installed a ftp file system with sudo apt-get install vsftpd. I were able to access it from a remote desktop computer using WinSCP. When ...
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How to disable normal user password at lockscreen WITH Black screen at login issue

I'm still quite a noob. Sorry for my english, not a native speaker. It's just to avoid putting password each time my dad laptop goes to sleep (basically used as a home pc and security wouldn't be a ...
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Forgotten Username and Password in Ubuntu 7 [duplicate]

Hi I found an old laptop that I would love to find out what is still on it. I hadn't updated an ubuntu that was installed in 2009. Any Idea on how to change a forgotten username and password from the ...
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Is there any GNOME extension to display account name in the top bar instead of a group of function button?

OS: Ubuntu 18.04 I am new to GNOME Desktop and I want to customize it a little bit. As seen on 16.04 (Unity Desktop), those function button (as picture below) display as my account name. I want to ...
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Can't login after entering correct username and password

I wanted to change the name before hostname on my Ubuntu terminal (the x in x@y ) To do so I replaced old x in /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow with newname Now when I am trying to open Ubuntu, its not ...
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'whoami' returns 'root' - how do I set myself up as user?

Just installed Ubuntu on Windows 10, I am a total beginner and new to this and I did see the prompt to provide my username, but by the time I found out what my username was (which had to match Windows ...
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Astropy can't download files after changing username

I changed my username by following this thread: How do I change my username? This was a few weeks ago and I have just encountered my first problem, Astropy (for python 2.7) is having trouble ...
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Terminal Username [duplicate]

So I am new to Linux and whenever I open up my terminal, my username is gansaikhan@gansaikhan: ; So my question is how can I change this terminal username to something like maybe gansaikhan@ubuntu: ......
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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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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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