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September 25th, 2009, 05:24 AM

I am trying to set up a user account on my ubuntu 9.04. It seems to be case sensitive as it does now allow me to set a user name which starts with a capital letter and has a capital letter in between.

It says that user name should be all in lower case letters.

I need such a user name as I am trying to install matlab that shares license only when accessed through that account name.

Will be grateful for any advice on this. Thanks!

September 25th, 2009, 10:11 AM
I managed to create the user account from the command line but how to set the permissions for the user.

Using the system > Administration > Users and Groups does not allow me to change the properties because it considers the user name invalid. The user name I am using is "MatlabUser". Note that it has two upper case letters.

Appreciate your help! Thanks!