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    Added new user in KDE - but login failure after reboot


    I added a new user in KDE to avoid using root all the time. The next time I rebooted and tried to log as new user in text modus - I got the message "Login failed". Aha I thought, I have to add the user in text modus as well. I tried that, but then got message that user has already been added. What do I do for it to work in both GUI and text modus?

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    how did you add the user?

    if you use adduser you will be prompted for a password etc, then login as that user and xwmconfig to set up which default gui you use

    if you use the command useradd then you manually have to use another command to configure their password
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    It doesn't matter which "modus" (mode?) you add it in, it should work. Perhaps you forgot to add a password? As root, type:
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    passwd username
    replacing username with your username, and then enter a new password.

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    Thank you lakerdonald. That did the trick!

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    No problem.

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