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  1. #1
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    User Settings locked in HH

    So I wanted to backup my home directory and I had the idea of creating a new user so none of the files in /home/<<other user>> would be locked. When I go into User Settings I am prompted for a password when the window opens everything is greyed out.

    I managed to create a user using adduser but it does not, I am sure, have the necessary permissions.

    My main concern is why I cannot create users through the GUI. I want to make a backup of /home so I can do a fresh install of HH.

    I just wiped out XP on here and have 75GB of space I want to allocate between /home and /

    Any ideas why User Settings would be unusable?

  2. #2
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    Re: User Settings locked in HH

    Have you clicked the button with a picture of a set of keys, labeled 'Unlock'?

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    Re: User Settings locked in HH

    No, the unlock button is greyed out too, I get a window before the panel opens asking for my password which I enter then I get the window but I cannot modify any account and only view my own.

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    Re: User Settings locked in HH

    Two things, first I tried running the users-admin from a terminal using sudo gksu users-admin and received this message :

    Code:
    ** (users-admin:30449): CRITICAL **: Unable to lookup session information for process '30449'

    But more important is this... I am going to save what I can from /home to a network drive and do a clean install, there are just too many odd things happening on here

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