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Unable to log in via GUI if you change GID and UID

I have created an additional user via the GUI and subsequently changed their GUI and UID so they match other servers I have on the network (and I can use shared filesystems properly). Once I do that ...
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Resetting password for authentication change to user account

In the past I've (probably) set password to authenticate changes in users' accounts. I've lost the password and cannot perform important changes in users setting tab. Unfortunately I'm new to Linux ...
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problems when creating a new user account

i create new User Accouns, but i got an error some programs are missing on the new user and "AppCenter" not available - no programs to install
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No Option for Changing Account Profile Picture

Im unable to select a profile picture. Under System Setting/User there is no option displayed.
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Settings of welcome wizard and possibility to deactivate the wizard for new users?

running elementary OS 5.1.6 Hera with configured "manual login" via LDAP I would like to deactivate the welcome wizard which asks for location service night mode auto-delition of (temp) ...
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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Can't switch user accounts

When I'm logged into two user accounts I can't switch beetween them. This is what I tried: Logged into two user accounts (one is admin the other one is standard) Click on power button in top right ...
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How can I Delete a users(not just disable)

I would like to delete the account because I'm not using it anymore. In user's account setting... the only option I see is Disable User Account How can I permanently Delete the user?
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How do I choose a photo for my user account in Hera?

I'm trying to change my profile photo in Hera, but I don't see my own account under "User Account Settings": How can I get my account to show and thus change my personal details?
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Elementary OS newer

****Which version of Elementary OS should I use to match my PC? I am using SONY with Intel Core2Duo Processor E7200 (2.53 GHz.), memory 2 GB. And I have 320 GB HDD.****
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Hard disks become fuse file system after suspend

I have dual boot with windows 10 and two extra hard drives for storage, after installing hera every thing was going good, but after going to suspend for first time, all the hard drives become blocked ...
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how to create separate dconf keys for desktop background for Elementary and Ubuntu?

I installed Elementary OS 5.1 (Hera) to share my existing /home partition originally created in Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. I'm super pleased to be able to work out of the same home directory and discovering ...
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Lock screen error when changing user group

Ive tried to give my account root acces and after changing my account settings in /etc/passwd to : user:x:1000:0:user,,,:/home/user:/bin/bash I am getting that error when locking my pc: Unable to ...
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Moving user to new computer?

My old computer (also elementary OS Hera) was shared by my wife who has a guest user. I have purchased a new computer (also Hera installed) and would like to know how may I transfer the files/settings ...
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Need to fix user accounts

After creating a non-admin user, I could no longer change admin user's password. Had to login to non-admin user's account and change admin from there, after entering admin password. Definite bug. ...
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How to create another standard user account in os?

I want to create another user account for my family to access computer how to do so
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Finger Print Reader Dell G5 5587 15inch

I have no idea how to enable the finger print reader in order to login.. Side not how could I get fingerprint reader to then enter sudo password when required in the terminal?
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I just today (Sept. 5 2019) installed elementary OS 5 as a virtual machine using Virtualbox. While logged in to my administrator user account, I created another standard user account for my son. I ...
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How to remove the password request from the key deposit

I would like to not have to type the password every time I start google chrome in the system. Thanks in advance
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User account name edited with each lock

Every time my system locks or logs out, my user account name gets changed. My last name has two capital letters, like John McSmith. Every time it gets logged out, it is changed to only capitalize the ...
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported [duplicate]

I have tried creating a user through command line with sudo adduser user but when I log in using that user's credential I get some error saying user is not in sudoers file. How can I add new user to ...
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How to view all existing user of my system?

I am new to elementary OS as well as Linux and command-line. I have learned that some users are not listed in the system user accounts. How can I view them? Thanks in advance.
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Is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner?

is it possible to hide user list from the power button in top right corner? There are many users in the system and the menu stretches all over the screen.
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change username on elementary OS properly

How to change username on elementary OS — e.g. linux@eos to dago@eos properly?
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How can I change the guest session profile picture

I know I can enable and disable it but once enabled, the guest session has this white/blue user profile picture. I would like to change this image, is it currently possible ? Any way to do it manually ...
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Mounting internal drive to be shared between users

I have a question regarding drive mounts. I installed Elementary on a separate SSD. 3 partitions - swap, file system and home. I then installed a 1TB hard drive. The drive was partitioned to ext4 ...
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How can I have the same applications in the Dock for the Guest session as I have in the Administrator account?

I'm trying to set up elementaryOS on a computer for use in a classroom. I want to have a specific set of applications appear in the Dock for the Guest session by default. Ideally these would be the ...
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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

I am trying to enable autologin but when I go to System Settings > User Accounts my account is listed as (null) and autologin cannot be enabled. What should I do ?
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

Is it possible to change default blue pic to smth another?
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Can't add user on system

I tried to add user on GUI but nothing happens. I have already tried by command line but I recived the message below: useradd: existing lock file /etc/subuid.lock without a PID useradd: não foi ...
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Can't add new user (System is installed, I am not in installation mode)

I am not able to add user in System Settings /User Accounts I have tried installing the gnome-system-tools as suggested in the other post (linked in the end of this post) I am logged in with my ...
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When I click Administration account, it will not let me on the account. How can I unlock the settings from the guest account? [duplicate]

Whenever I click the admin account, it will not let me on it and only comes up with my background picture. This has happened for a while as I once turned off my laptop whilst it was going through an ...
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How can I add a new user account?

I cannot see how to add a new user account in Elementary OS, despite having reviewed the system settings and options. Can anyone advise on the required steps please? I already tried using the Guest ...
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Problem with multiple admin accounts and file ownership

A while ago I was messing around with my elementary OS setup and ended up crashing my main admin account. I'm not sure exactly what I did but essentially every time I would try to login, I would get ...
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How to change login screen? [duplicate]

Guys help me change my login screen wallpaper. I've already tried instructions with replacing the default file and nothing happened. How can I do that?
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How to remove user and his /home contents

If I remove a user at the relevant user management settings, does it also destroy it's home directory contents? If not, what's the best way of eliminating that data and remove all the user footprint?
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How can I regain required privileges and resolve the authentication problem?

I experimented with some custom Gnome PPAs (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 and ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging) and newer versions of lightdm through which I had hoped to fix a problem with a blank screen on ...
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How do I change my user profile picture?

Currently my user profile picture is a small circular person: How do I change this?