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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 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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Change username on Ubuntu(usermod: user * is currently used by process *) [duplicate]

I'm trying to change my username on Ubuntu WSL using this command: sudo usermod -l NEWUSERNAME OLDUSERNAME But I get a message: usermod: user OLDUSERNAME is currently used by process 90 Running ...
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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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Unable to access root user after Ubuntu 20.04 update or after any restart

We recently updated our Linux computer to 20.04 and now anytime after we restart the computer we are directed to create a new user profile and are unable to login to the original/root user. From a ...
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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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Access Denied messages showing after log in with an Administrator account on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Access Denied messages showing after log in with an Administrator account on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.I am able to log in with the same password. But showing Access Denied message. login as: administrator ...
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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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Login issue even after correct password

i am not able to login even after entering correct password and username may be due to the press of any wrong key, the error is: sorry that didnt work please try again error and the login page it is ...
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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 root@local.localdomain 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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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 Ubuntu 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 finished ...
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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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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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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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