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when adding a user from CL it does not appear in GUI every time why?

asked 2013-10-31 14:42:35 -0500

rxrking gravatar image

When entering a user from the root user in command line it does not show up in the GUI list as it should. I am using the command of adduser. Sometimes it pops up in the GUI other times it does not. Any suggestions as to why this happens. Also, we are using Fedora 19. This is a classroom lab project.

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The first thing I’d check is /etc/passwd. What does the line for the newly created user look like? (Don’t worry about the security of posting it; passwords are stored elsewhere these days.) Also, what arguments are you passing to adduser?

Gareth Jones gravatar imageGareth Jones ( 2013-11-01 11:04:10 -0500 )edit

If you add a new user, you must configure the password in order for it to appear in GDM. You can use the command passwd myuser in order to do it.

remjg gravatar imageremjg ( 2013-11-01 11:59:51 -0500 )edit

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answered 2013-11-01 11:40:57 -0500

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updated 2013-11-01 11:41:56 -0500

An educated guess is that only users with an id contained within a certain range are considered as real users (read "humans") and so listed at graphical boot.

Compare the uid between the users and find those listed at boot, and create a users in the range of the users listed.

and don't forget tell here if it works.

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