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Hi,

Ihave added a user in my linux installation.

when I try login to that user account nothing happens.

Sometimes a brief message pops up and it looks as though the user is getting logged in and then immediately logged out.

I ahve double checked the user exists by running the user add command and i get the message user has already been added.

I am not very experienced with linux so any hellp would be appreciated.

Regards

Iain
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Did you set a password for the user? Does the user's home dir exist and is it owned & writable by that user? Does the user's account have a valid shell?

From the way you describe the failure it sounds like you are trying to login via the Gui. To see what's really going wrong try a login in text mode. Ctrl-Alt-F2 will take you to an alternate console and when done Ctrl-Alt-F7 will take you back to the Gui login screen.  Errors in the account setup should be evident from the text mode login.
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