Re: Basic Question about Ubuntu
There's a difference between your UserID which is "brexton" and the User Information which you defined when you first installed the OS, which apparently was "Brexton". Had you put down Brexton_LastName, or Firstname_Brexton, it would be either of these "Aliases" that show up on the GUI login screen because the login manager doesn't actually display your login UserID, but just your "Alias". People get the two confused all the time, so it's quite common. In your case, just remember your lowercase ID. It's the important one.
Originally Posted by Prime624
Newb: How far must I jump to clear the ledge halfway down?
Guru: It's bad to jump off cliffs. Let's look at better options.
Newb: Stop harping about "best practices" and just let me jump.