Second user not visible to log on

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  1. Bryon

    Bryon Thread Starter
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    Hi,
    When I create a second or third user in the UI it is not:
    1. available on the main login page
    2. visible in the shutdown menu on top right of display
    3. Not visible in User Manager

    However, the users are all there and I can su to them on the command line.

    Does anyone else see this?

    Note, the users are admin users.

    Thanks
     
  2. adwilson99

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    Can you let us know how you added the users, did you use
    command or use the systems settings gui?

    When using the GUI, other users are visible for me.
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    Can you try adding the users from the systems settings GUI?

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  3. Bryon

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    I worked out what I did and why it does not work. It is probably as designed....
    I created the user via the GUI and changed the UID and GID so they would match macOS and thus work with shared filesystems.
    I also tried creating directly with "sudo useradd -u 502 -g 20 username"

    I think it is caused by the ranges set in /etc/adduser.conf. macOS uses the 500 range but that is reserved for system users on Ubuntu and I think the GUI may be leveraging that range.

    I described this more fully on stack exchange here.

    So while this could be expected behaviour, it does cause macOS/Elementary OS interoperability issues and it would be good to allow the same UID/GID ranges as macOS.
     

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