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Users (Manage User Accounts)

There are a few reasons to have more then one account on your system. They include allowing the system to be used by other people in your home or office or troubleshooting issues with your user account.

In order to add another user to the system follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to Settings -> Users

    Settings

  2. Click the "Unlock" button and enter your password

    Settings-About-Users

  3. Click on the "Add User" button at the top of the window

    Settings-About-Users-Unlock

    Settings-About-Users-Add

    Be sure to set the new user as an Administrator so that you can make system-wide changes.

  4. Close Settings and Log Out of your current session

  5. Log into the newly created user

You can also create a new account using the command below if the issue is causing you to only be able to access the TTY/Terminal:

sudo adduser bob

Then add the user to the Administrator group:

usermod -aG sudo bob

If the new user doesn't have any of the issues as your main user then log out of the new account and then back into the original account. From there open a Terminal and run this command:

mv ~/.config ~/.config.bk

Then log out and back into the main account.