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    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    That did remove the users data, but not the user.

    For a lot of administrative tasks we have YaST. Also for user management.
    YaST > Security and Users > User and group management.
    There you can select an existing user and choose to remove him. There is then a possibility to remove that users data. No need to do this manual.

    Also there are CLI user management tools like userdel.
    Okay, but really that was the users not even listed in the place you have mentioned. I guess it was really a temporary user which got created, don't know why...?

    Quote Originally Posted by hcvv View Post
    My personal impression is that you are to quick to jump around in your system. You are grabbing to your keyboard/mouse before you realy thought over, checked, read documentation. You are eager to let your hands work on the system before your brains ae ready for it. There is no need to ask here and then when they answer say: But I did it allready. Why should people take the time to answer you when you do not even wait for that answer? This is a personal impression I have, no attack. I hope you will contemplate a bit about what I, an old hand in this bussiness, say and then decide whatever you like to do (after all you decide and it is your system)..
    It might be due that I was more excited to see the newly installed system, true that it is new for since I was a Windows convert. But you are right, from now on wards, I would better wait and read, before implementing this. But since this user was more of a temporary nature (as looked from its name, ~linux, since the username doesn't start with ~), so I deleted this. But I really came to know that I could have used 'userdel' or Yast. But as a matter of fact, I think this community of openSUSE is really good and full of knowledgeable people, I would definitely be going with your suggestions and thanks for it.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Do not take me wrong. I like it when preople are enthousiastic about trying out Linux. But you should take your time.

    In fact what you found was probably not a user (as it is not in the list of users seen by YaST), but a directory in /home. Which is not the same thing. A user is a user when he has an entry in /etc/passwd (and /etc/shadow).
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    Oh I see, then I just deleted the files of ~linux, but this temporary user gets created just like that? It in fact serves no purpose, as what I Think.

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    On 2011-12-20 15:16, opensuse121 wrote:
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    > Oh I see, then I just deleted the files of ~linux, but this temporary
    > user gets created just like that? It in fact serves no purpose, as what
    > I Think.


    I don't know how the live CD works, but it is possible it creates
    automatically an arbitrary user.

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    Default Re: Is the newbie installation okay?

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-12-20 15:16, opensuse121 wrote:
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    > Oh I see, then I just deleted the files of ~linux, but this temporary
    > user gets created just like that? It in fact serves no purpose, as what
    > I Think.


    I don't know how the live CD works, but it is possible it creates
    automatically an arbitrary user.

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    Yes. It does.
    I did already explain that to our friend here.
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    opensuse121 NNTP User

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    Yes caf, thanks. But I came to know that there is no harm leaving it there but for its purpose, I am still confused, may be I am forgetting something or missing some point...But one thing I can say is that while you directly install the suse (without live cd visualization), this user (~linux) is not there but when you first see the LIVE CD mode and then install, then it comes into picture, I guess so.

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    Because the live CD has to create a user.
    For example, you can boot a live cd and browse the live user filesystem.
    You can even for example get the file libflashplayer.so and place it in the ~/.mozilla/plugins/
    And you can now play flash in firefox
    You can even manage the root filesystem and I have for example put firmware in /lib/firmware to activate wireless

    But once the install is complete, you are just left with a ghost
    You can see the files
    But if you go to Yast > Security and Users > User Management
    It's not there

    You can leave the files you see in /home
    or remove them

    A DVD does not involve a live session. Hence the difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Because the live CD has to create a user.
    For example, you can boot a live cd and browse the live user filesystem.
    You can even for example get the file libflashplayer.so and place it in the ~/.mozilla/plugins/
    And you can now play flash in firefox
    You can even manage the root filesystem and I have for example put firmware in /lib/firmware to activate wireless

    But once the install is complete, you are just left with a ghost
    You can see the files
    But if you go to Yast > Security and Users > User Management
    It's not there

    You can leave the files you see in /home
    or remove them

    A DVD does not involve a live session. Hence the difference.
    Now got it.

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