How to add a new user in Xfce? [Solved]

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Baby Hen
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How to add a new user in Xfce? [Solved]

Post by acurrie » Fri Jun 15, 2012 23:05

Been using Sabayon 8/9 KDE on my ThinkPad. Just installed the Xfce version of Sabayon 9 on a shared computer.

Can't for the life of me figure out how to add a new user account. Could someone kindly spoon-feed me the proper Terminal commands? I don't need a GUI tool...

Thanks in advance!
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Re: How to add a new user in Xfce?

Post by Fitzcarraldo » Fri Jun 15, 2012 23:34

I always use superadduser. It's DE-independent and works a treat. Coincidentally, I used it the other day to add a user in Xfce.

To install it:

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equo install superadduser
Here's an actual example when I added a user (who I named "mediacentre") to my nettop media centre a while back:

1. Find out which groups I belong to:

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$ groups
disk wheel floppy uucp cron audio cdrom dialout video games cdrw usb users haldaemon scanner plugdev entropy pulse-access pulse-rt pulse vboxusers crontab polkituser
2. Now log in as root user and run superadduser:

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$ su
# superadduser

Login name for new user []: mediacentre

User ID ('UID') [ defaults to next available ]:

Initial group [ users ]:

Additional groups (comma separated) []: disk,wheel,floppy,uucp,cron,audio,cdrom,dialout,video,games,cdrw,usb,haldaemon,scanner,plugdev,entropy,pulse-access,pulse-rt,pulse,vboxusers,crontab,polkituser

Home directory [ /home/mediacentre ]

Shell [ /bin/bash ]

Expiry date (YYYY-MM-DD) []:

New account will be created as follows:

Login name.......:  mediacentre
UID..............:  [ Next available ]
Initial group....:  users
Additional groups:  disk,wheel,floppy,uucp,cron,audio,cdrom,dialout,video,games,cdrw,usb,haldaemon,scanner,plugdev,entropy,pulse-access,pulse-rt,pulse,vboxusers,crontab,polkituser
Home directory...:  /home/mediacentre
Shell............:  /bin/bash
Expiry date......:  [ Never ]

This is it... if you want to bail out, hit Control-C.  Otherwise, press
ENTER to go ahead and make the account.

Creating new account...

Changing the user information for mediacentre
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []: mediacentre
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:
New password:
Retype new password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
passwd: password updated successfully

Account setup complete.
3. Now check if the new user was set up correctly by comparing the details with mine:

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# id mediacentre
uid=1001(mediacentre) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy),14(uucp),16(cron),18(audio),19(cdrom),20(dialout),27(video),35(games),80(cdrw),85(usb),411(haldaemon),441(scanner),442(plugdev),1003(pulse-access),1004(pulse-rt),1005(pulse),1009(vboxusers),1010(crontab),1000(entropy),1019(polkituser)
# id fitzcarraldo
uid=1000(fitzcarraldo) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy),14(uucp),16(cron),18(audio),19(cdrom),20(dialout),27(video),35(games),80(cdrw),85(usb),411(haldaemon),441(scanner),442(plugdev),1003(pulse-access),1004(pulse-rt),1005(pulse),1009(vboxusers),1010(crontab),1000(entropy),1019(polkituser)
All good.

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Re: How to add a new user in Xfce?

Post by acurrie » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:42

Exactly what I needed. Thanks!

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