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  1. #1
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    Adding a new user in 2019.4 XFCE

    How can you add a new user account using the new XFCE?
    I have managed to create a new sudoer user, using the adduser commands and their home space exists however, I cannot login to the new users account.

    I can't see any GUI option in the settings or a 'usermanager' program in XFCE's of previous.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    Installing the "gnome-system-tools" will add a "Users and Groups" entry to the "System" menu group which you can run to configure user acounts.

    It's strange that adduser didn't work for you though. I just ran the follwing:

    Code:
    root@stealth:~# adduser foobar
    Adding user `foobar' ...
    Adding new group `foobar' (1002) ...
    Adding new user `foobar' (1002) with group `foobar' ...
    Creating home directory `/home/foobar' ...
    Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
    New password: 
    Retype new password: 
    passwd: password updated successfully
    Changing the user information for foobar
    Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
    	Full Name []: Foo Bar
    	Room Number []: 
    	Work Phone []: 
    	Home Phone []: 
    	Other []: 
    Is the information correct? [Y/n] 
    root@stealth:~# usermod -aG sudo foobar
    then logged out and back in as foobar without any problems.

    Hope that helps

  3. #3
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    thx that really helped

    i just got into kali and its great when u get users that help for real


    Quote Originally Posted by re4son View Post
    Installing the "gnome-system-tools" will add a "Users and Groups" entry to the "System" menu group which you can run to configure user acounts.

    It's strange that adduser didn't work for you though. I just ran the follwing:

    Code:
    root@stealth:~# adduser foobar
    Adding user `foobar' ...
    Adding new group `foobar' (1002) ...
    Adding new user `foobar' (1002) with group `foobar' ...
    Creating home directory `/home/foobar' ...
    Copying files from `/etc/skel' ...
    New password: 
    Retype new password: 
    passwd: password updated successfully
    Changing the user information for foobar
    Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []: Foo Bar
        Room Number []: 
        Work Phone []: 
        Home Phone []: 
        Other []: 
    Is the information correct? [Y/n] 
    root@stealth:~# usermod -aG sudo foobar
    then logged out and back in as foobar without any problems.

    Hope that helps
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