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  1. #1
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    Unhappy Ubuntu shows windows username?

    i am posting for first time, sorry if this is not the right place...

    i have windows 7 username "lolax" and no password...
    i installed ubuntu 12.10 in d drive using wubi...(inside windows which can be uninstalled from control panel) when installing it asks username and password, i entered "tanmay" as username and some password... and then installation started...

    after the installation there was only 1 username of ubuntu "lolax" and the password was exactly which i wanted...
    i tried to add user "tanmay" but it says user already exists...

    plz help.. i want to keep only one user "tanmay"...

    thanks in advance

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    Re: Ubuntu shows windows username?

    Just a guess, I think "lolax" is the display name and "tanmay" is the real username. Get inside a terminal, check the prompt and see what is your real username.

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    Re: Ubuntu shows windows username?

    terminal says tanmay@ubuntu:~$

    is it possible to change display name...???

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    Re: Ubuntu shows windows username?

    Click on your name in the top right, choose "User Accounts", click on your display name and edit it.

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