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# 1  
Old 08-30-2001
Network CDE problem

I created a general use account on my Sparc system. The problem is this:

I did a "useradd -g general -G sysadmin -d /usr/home/sameer sameer" (after I made the directories)

But it seems that no .profile or other files were written to this directory.

Now what's happening is when I try to login through the graphical login and use CDE it starts to load and then kicks me out.

Can anyone tell me how to solve this problem... W/O making an account using "admintool". I really want to learn the commands.
# 2  
Old 08-30-2001
Try this

useradd -m -g group -G group1 user

Good Luck
# 3  
Old 08-30-2001
being you created the dir. manually i am going to assume you didnt not set the proper permissions.

also check /etc/skel this is the dir where all new users get there files. so if you want every new user to get a welcome.note you can put it in there and it will be put in there dir. when there account is made.

if there is a default logon profile make sure they have the proper env. settings to run the CDE env. compair theres with a known good one.
# 4  
Old 08-31-2001
if you create a user using the "useradd" command (in solaris), it copies the local.profile from /etc/skel into the user's home directory, but it doesn't rename it to .profile. because it doesn't rename it, the .profile or any other user initialization file isn't read upon login. creating a user using admintool or something other than the command line copies the initialization file and renames it.

if the person can't login period, check the ownership of the home directory (if you created this mannually, then more than likely root still owns it). using the -d option with the useradd command alleviates the task of having to create the home directory mannually because it does this for you.

on top of all that, if everything else is fine, yet the user still doesn't get CDE when they login, then check to see if $HOME/.dtprofile is configured properly or even exists. hope this all helps.
# 5  
Old 08-31-2001
or in the /etc/skel have a .profile already in there.
# 6  
Old 09-01-2001
thanks for all the help... but I found a "-k /usr/skel" parameter copied the files from skel to the directory.... and now it works. Smilie

thanks again Smilie
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