mrgregasaurusrex
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:46 am

Username

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:49 am

Is it possible to change the username on the Raspberry Pi, I am running on Linux, help would be much appreciated.

Greg :)

bredman
Posts: 1415
Joined: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:38 pm

Re: Username

Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:55 am

It is difficult to change a username, but it is easy to add a new user with a different name, see
http://elinux.org/RPi_Beginners#Create_ ... privileges

khh
Posts: 49
Joined: Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:16 am

Re: Username

Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:49 pm

Yeah, just create a new user and delete the old user. But remember to delete the old user when logged in to the new user. This is essential, as it ensures you've got root access on a new user before deleting the old user with root access (Yes, I learned it the hard way).

mrgregasaurusrex
Posts: 2
Joined: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:46 am

Re: Username

Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:06 pm

thanks to you all, worked a treat

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