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[SOLVED] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 6:31 am
by giorgio3364
Hi, I've just done a complete new installation of Arcolinux and everything seems to work fine. But I can not add a new user. I followed the instructions contained in the FAQ. The command from the terminal creates the new user and its home, but at boot the new user does not appear and therefore can not be logged into the computer.
Any idea?

Thank you very much for the help, and many compliments for this jewel of distribution. No doubt it is destined to spread rapidly, because it is really well done and above all, it works well!

Re: New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:57 pm
by giorgio3364
no idea about it ?

Re: New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:57 am
by darknetmatrix
Did you add the user names to /etc/lightdm/users.conf under hidden-users?

Re: New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:21 am
by giorgio3364
darknetmatrix wrote:
Fri Nov 02, 2018 7:57 am
Did you add the user names to /etc/lightdm/users.conf under hidden-users?
Tks for the answer.
No, I didn't.
I followed only the instructions contained in the FAQ for adding a new user (from the terminal I typed "useradd ....").

Re: [OPEN] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:25 pm
by erikdubois
Is this solved?

Re: [OPEN] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:13 pm
by erikdubois
Just tried this and it works here on ArcoLinux 18.11.2.

Do a useradd - give a password
and lightdm will provide the new account in the dropdown in lightdm.
Did not change anything else!

This is the tutorial -- for future reference

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=567&p=2158&hilit=a ... 5ed8#p2158

Re: [SOLVED] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:10 am
by giorgio3364
erikdubois wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Just tried this and it works here on ArcoLinux 18.11.2.

Do a useradd - give a password
and lightdm will provide the new account in the dropdown in lightdm.
Did not change anything else!

This is the tutorial -- for future reference

viewtopic.php?f=79&t=567&p=2158&hilit=a ... 5ed8#p2158
Hi, I could not create a new user. In the end, as I needed a pc with multiple users, I had to reinstall Arcolinux and ... eureka! I managed to create new users without problems. But I did not do anything different than before (I simply followed the FAQ's instructions, as you also mentioned here), and this time it worked. So I solved, thanks for your attention and help. And again congratulations for this very very good job. I think using Arcolinux is really fun and educational.
TKS!

Re: [OPEN] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 am
by erikdubois
glad to hear it

Re: [OPEN] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:26 am
by giorgio3364
erikdubois wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:45 am
glad to hear it
Unfortunately I spoke too early. New users now appear on the login screen, and can log in and work seamlessly with the system. But in the whisker menu it is not possible to switch from one user to another, because its icon is not working. I install xfce as DE and all works regularly.
Thanks for your help.

Re: [SOLVED] New user added does not appear on the login page

Posted: Sat Nov 24, 2018 2:09 pm
by erikdubois
We never installed the application it relies on this gdmflexiserver for a good reason.
Too difficult and complex and no demand for it.

Logout and log back in with other account if you need to switch.

More info here :

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xf ... greyed_out