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How to change userid to 500 from 1000?

asked 2011-11-08 21:03:33 -0500

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updated 2014-09-28 15:41:50 -0500

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I have multiple Fedora and Centos installs with my userid at 500. In order to access my NFS shares I reverted the 1000 to 500 in /etc for my user id (passwd, group). I also 'chown -R' my /home directory.

Did I miss something?

GDM no longer lists my login name. I have to keep clicking "Not listed". Why not just show a prompt instead. I know now I should have specified a userid when I installed (but I didn't realize it). The current setup seems like a bad design.

EDIT: Changing /etc/login.defs for UIDMIN or GIDMIN has no effect.

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answered 2011-11-09 00:49:40 -0500

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Change UIDMIN and GIDMIN parameter values to 500 in /etc/login.defs file. If you have already created user and want change uid for user, Edit /etc/passwd file.

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