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heiowge
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:45 pm    Post subject: Rename Gnome users Reply with quote

My daughter (zoe) has an old laptop that she's not using. It's using Mint 11 and my son's desktop has packed up.

Rather than deleting her user and messing about setting up permissions or doing a reinstall, I renamed her user (zoe) to the new username (sam).

Problem is, it's still all called zoe's home and so on. Is there an easy way to change it all without losing the new wallpaper, icons etc?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What did you rename? changing the name and path in /etc/passwd and renaming the home directory should be enough.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just renamed the user account. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

heiowge wrote:
I just renamed the user account. Confused
so have you fixed it now?? Razz
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wouldn't the easy option have been to create an account for Sam to customise himself.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
Wouldn't the easy option have been to create an account for Sam to customise himself.


I tried that. The options weren't identical... Confused
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