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I have an aspire one which is limpus and based on Fedora from what I've gathered. I believe it also uses xfce if that is of any relevance. I decided ...
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    Red face Changed username - realise now that wasn't a good idea.


    I have an aspire one which is limpus and based on Fedora from what I've gathered. I believe it also uses xfce if that is of any relevance.

    I decided to change my user name from the default "user" at the command line to something more personal. I used usermod -l eco user then rebooted the laptop to see if the command line would reflect the new changes.

    What I got was a black screen with an X mouse cursor! Oye. My Windows instincts have me itching for the recovery CD. I'm hoping you guys can save me!

    At this point I don't mind going back to the default "user". I'd really like some insight into what happened and how to fix it.

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    Did you change the home directory name?
    Code:
           -l, --login NEW_LOGIN
              The name of the user will be changed from LOGIN to NEW_LOGIN.
              Nothing else is changed. In particular, the user's home directory
              name should probably be changed to reflect the new login name.

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    Unfortunately, no.

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