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    Default Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Hi,

    I was using 11.2 quite happily, decided to install 11.3 via the LXDE live CD. Everything seems fine for the moment, apart from the fact that I can't seem to delete the LiveCD user, even when logged in as my own account. Even logging in to a terminal from my own log-in seems to result in a whoami output of linux (the liveCD user).

    Any thoughts?

    Stephan

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    Default Re: Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb2812 View Post
    I was using 11.2 quite happily, decided to install 11.3 via the LXDE live CD. Everything seems fine for the moment, apart from the fact that I can't seem to delete the LiveCD user, even when logged in as my own account. Even logging in to a terminal from my own log-in seems to result in a whoami output of linux (the liveCD user).
    Once you are confident you have your accounts setup for your regular users, then go to YaST > Security and Users > User and Group Mangement and delete the liveCD user (called 'linux' I think) from there.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Yes, that's what I'm trying. I log from the lxdm screen as myself (sjb), go to YaST as you suggest, but get the error message that

    "You cannot delete this user, because the user is currently logged in. Log the user out first".

    From a terminal "who" only lists my own logins, no user linux, "finger linux" shows that that user is not logged in. Could this be something to do with the fact that both accounts, linux and sjb have the same UID? If so, how can I change my own (does this affect my files?)

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    Default Re: Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb2812 View Post
    Yes, that's what I'm trying. I log from the lxdm screen as myself (sjb), go to YaST as you suggest, but get the error message that

    "You cannot delete this user, because the user is currently logged in. Log the user out first".

    From a terminal "who" only lists my own logins, no user linux, "finger linux" shows that that user is not logged in. Could this be something to do with the fact that both accounts, linux and sjb have the same UID? If so, how can I change my own (does this affect my files?)
    Could it be that you are logged in as the user ?

    You need to create a new user, say user 'oldcpu'.

    Then completely log out of Linux. Reboot if necessary to run level 3. Login as user 'oldcpu'. Run YaST like I noted.

    I did this myself with an LXDE liveCD so I know it works.

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    Default Re: Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Thanks, seems to have done the trick!

    Strange that I didn't see the linux user (liveCD) via who or similar though. I can even now delete the new "oldcpu" account from a standard runlevel 5?

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    Default Re: Upgrade to 11.3 from LXDE live CD

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb2812 View Post
    Thanks, seems to have done the trick!

    Strange that I didn't see the linux user (liveCD) via who or similar though. I can even now delete the new "oldcpu" account from a standard runlevel 5?
    Yes, but BEFORE you delete user 'oldcpu' ensure you have created new user 'sjb2812' and ensure you are logged in as user 'sjb2812' .

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