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Chen creating a new user in the Ubuntu GUI, it only asks for the users full name, username, and account type. It does not ask for a password.

But when I try to switch to the new user it asks for a password.

How do I set the password (in the GUI), or login as the new user?

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Go to the "System Settings"
Select "User Accounts"
Create new user by clicking on the "+" button
Select "Account Type",enter Username and Full Name in the dialog box that appears. Click "Add"

The Solution:
In the same window,on the right side,there is a Password field under Login Options.Click beside it (i.e. the password field),type in your desired password and Confirm it (by typing it again). And press Enter,or the Change button.

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Thanks it was saying "Account Disabled", instead of "password" so I must have skimmed over it. –  Petah Jul 3 '13 at 22:48

Use the terminal like a boss.

passwd username

[Enter New UNIX Password]

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Tried that, it didn't work. –  Petah Jul 3 '13 at 22:47

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