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  1. Agustin's Linux Manual
  2. System Administration
  3. About the Author
  4. Contents
  5. Administration
  6. Terminals
  7. Command Basics
  8. Root Directory
  9. Executing Commands
  10. File specs
  11. File Permission
  12. How permissions are assigned
  13. Change ownership chown
  14. Running multiple commands
  15. Killing Processes
  16. Bash configuration files
  17. VI Editor
  18. Creating path environment
  19. Midnight Commander
  20. Linuxconf Utility
  21. Networking
  22. Domain Name Service DNS
  23. Router and Gateway
  24. Adding Users
  25. User Accounts
  26. Managing Groups
  27. Mounting File System
  28. NFS Mounts
  29. Disk Quotas
  30. Run levels
  31. Linuxconf Control
  32. Mandrake Control Center
  33. Creating a Boot Disk
  34. Switching Boot Mode
  35. Hardware Configurations
  36. Printer Configuration
  37. Installing Printers
  38. Samba Printer
  39. Managing services
  40. Managing Users
  41. Program Scheduler
  42. Software Management
  43. Installing CUPS

Adding users from Linuxconf

Open Config => Users => Normal => User accounts.
In this panel you can create new users, delete users, groups and even change your root password.

Users Panel
Fig. 3.18

To add a new user click on User accounts

  • Click on Add
  • Enter the login name
  • Enter the full name
  • Enter the group or select the group you want the user to belong to.

Supplementary group, means additional group you want the user to belong to or be part of.

Account Name
Fig. 3.19
  • You can specify a home directory or leave it as default
  • Leave command interpreter as default
  • Leave user ID blank, let the system assign it automatically
User Information
Fig. 3.20

-To delete a user, select user and press delete.

Accept your changes, when quitting Linuxconf; click on Do it to apply changes.