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  1. #1

    Creating new user problem.

    Hi, im quite new to linux and i have been logged in as root for some time now.

    I have created a new user, but i keep getting errors when i try to log in.
    I try to login with the following:

    login richard
    password ********

    'No directory, logging in with home'


    ....then a window pops up a minute later or so and says,

    'could not start kstartupconfig. check your installation'

    Does anybody know what is wrong?


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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    I wish I knew which distro you are using because most have a "GUI" type user account manager. "kstartupconfig" would be KDE so you'd want to use kuser. If you create a user from the command line you have to give the right options to add a user's home directory. See here for more.
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    Administrator MikeTbob's Avatar
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    I think I have seen this error before and in my case it resulted from creating a new user with password and logging in before creating a new /home/username directory, just as Dan explained.
    So try adding the /home/username directory. if you have not already done so.
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    Just Joined! aluminumspleen's Avatar
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    just as an addition to Mike, make sure your /home/username has the right owner and permissions (the user owns and has write privelages), else you will still get weird errors. good luck!

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