Debian Stole My Name!
2008/10/10 Hal Vaughan <email@example.com>:
> I'm setting up a new Etch system and just got to the point where it asks
> me for a username. All my life I've used my first name, Hal, as a
> username (although in all lower case).
> Etch won't let me do this. I did it in Sarge, did it in earlier
> versions, did it in Mandrake, Redhat, and also use it in Ubuntu. And
> now Etch won't let me use "hal" as a login name.
> I've been told that the system should use something like "hal-daemon"
> instead, but it's not letting me do this.
> Unfortunately, this is going to be a server on this LAN, including
> providing NIS for all my other systems.
> This stinks.
> It royally stinks. You'd think someone would have seen this as an issue
> when setting it up. Hal isn't the most common name, but it's not
> uncommon and it's certainly a name most geeks are aware of (hey, if the
> haven't seen 2001, then they're not true geeks!).
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are you able to set the real name to Hal and then set the username as
from gdm i can log is as either lachlan (real name) or user (username)
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