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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 ...
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- 11-07-2010 #1
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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:
'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?
- 11-07-2010 #2
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.
- 11-07-2010 #3
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.
- 11-10-2010 #4
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!