So I'm trying to create a new user account. I typed 'sudo adduser --group --system [user]'. I'm not sure if I needed the --group --system, but I was trying to do this quickly and didn't exactly scour the man page. Then I typed 'sudo passwd [user]' to set the password.
I just upgraded from 12.04 to 12.10 and I can't create a second user account. System Settings > User Accounts does not ask for a password when creating an account, so a user gets added; but the account is disabled.
I created a second user account on my machine, making it a "standard" user account. When I log into that account, most of the panel indicators I've added in my own administrator user account show up here as well -- but not all of them (e.g., the cpufreq indicator shows up in both accounts, but the multiload indicator does not show up in the second account).
I've just created a new user on my server with a fresh homedir and fresh public_html folder but when I check the user's page I get an error. Also logging into the user's account with... [by socialdefect]
Disabled a standard user account but did not opt to delete files. Later, tried to enable the account. At that time, a password had to be selected so entered a different one from the earlier one. Now, at the log-in screen the user account appears but cannot log in using the new password or the old password. Tried many tricks but still could not let the user log into the account.
I am adding a user to my very modest Ubuntu 12.04 system. Currently, there is myself, with administrator priveleges, and one other user.
I am not really very experienced with this sort of thing, but was easily able to set up the new user (call him "James") and get a basic amount of functionality going. I told james what his password would be.