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Rename Gnome users

Postby heiowge » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:45 am

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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Postby nelz » Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:19 pm

What did you rename? changing the name and path in /etc/passwd and renaming the home directory should be enough.
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Postby heiowge » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:01 pm

I just renamed the user account. :?
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Postby towy71 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:53 pm

heiowge wrote:I just renamed the user account. :?
so have you fixed it now?? :P
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Postby Ram » Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:31 pm

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

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Postby heiowge » Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:07 pm

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... :?
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