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First time Linux user. Treat me like a complete idiot.

Installed Manjaro on VMWare. I'm required to get into this whole Linux thing for college. First problem:

  1. Created user account from root. (useradd test)
  2. Gave 'test' a password. (passwd test, password, password, >confirmed)
  3. Attempt to log in.

Manjaro looks like it's logging in. The screen flashes black. Then all of a sudden I'm back in the user login screen. This isn't right.

I do not have this issue with the root account. But for the purposes of my course, I do not want to be logged into the root account. It's not good practice either.

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Use adduser (friendlier interactive frontend to useradd) instead of pure useradd. adduser automatically creates home directory, adds user to needed groups etc.

Or use useradd with keys: useradd -m -d /home/testuser -s /bin/bash -c "Test User" -U testuser

  • adduser > command not found – Jojo Sep 2 '15 at 4:45
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    @Jojo so, use useradd with keys. # useradd -m -g [initial_group] -G [additional_groups] -s [login_shell] [username] ArchWiki (Manjaro is Arch fork, right?) may be helpful with some questions: wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Users_and_groups#User_management – strangeman Sep 2 '15 at 4:50
  • @Jojo please, mark answer as best and question as answered. It will help to others with the same problem – strangeman Sep 2 '15 at 4:59

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