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    How to change NAME in Ubuntu (12.04)

    Hello, i have this problem, when i try to change my name (not the username, but the actual display name) my ubuntu precise freezes and i have to reboot manually. (https://www.dropbox.com/s/6javx34ha9el5gu/Example.jpg)
    I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with Gnome 3 shell desktop. Thanks in advance for any help !

    - Srdjan

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    Re: How to change NAME in Ubuntu (12.04)

    I don't know why it's doing that, but you could do it via the command line instead

    Code:
    sudo chfn -f "Display Name" username
    See

    Code:
    man chfn

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    Re: How to change NAME in Ubuntu (12.04)

    Quote Originally Posted by steeldriver View Post
    I don't know why it's doing that, but you could do it via the command line instead

    Code:
    sudo chfn -f "Display Name" username
    See

    Code:
    man chfn
    Thank you so much, i dont know either.

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