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#1 2017-07-12 09:58:48

k-3.14
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From: Rhineland
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Whisker user name <> full name

In Debian, whisker shows my full name (which is quite long ...), in Arch my user name "kalle" is shown.

This is Arch

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Where can that be changed, please?

From full name to user ...

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#2 2017-07-12 10:17:39

Jerry3904
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Open a terminal and enter

whoami

The return will show you the user name associated with your account, which Whisker picks up.

If by mistake you used your full name when setting up your account, you can always create a new user with the name you want, log into that account, copy over anything in /home you want to keep, and delete the other user. We have a dedicated MX User Manager tool that makes all that pretty simple.


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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#3 2017-07-12 10:36:39

k-3.14
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Did that before ...

kalle@nostromo:~$ echo $USER
kalle
kalle@nostromo:~$ whoami
kalle

I have at the moment DEBIAN stretch Xfce as my desktop and Mint,  Arch and DEBIAN (all with Xfce) in vboxes.

Setting on all is the same. Only Arch shows the nick instead full name.

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#4 2017-07-12 11:43:38

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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Odd - Mint Xfce here, and Whisper Menu does not display my full name. This is the main edition of Mint, not the Debian-based one, though. Which are you referring to?

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#5 2017-07-12 11:57:47

k-3.14
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Yes, strange.

Mint 18.2

Full name is set and user name is "kalle" ...

Whisker shows full name

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#6 2017-07-12 13:14:40

Jerry3904
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

If you create a new user and log in, what does Whisker do?

This is bizarre...


MX-16 (based on Debian Stable) with Xfce 4.12.

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#7 2017-07-12 15:02:15

k-3.14
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Did the test, you recommended, with Mint 18.2 in vbox.

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Shows full name, not user name ...

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#8 2017-07-12 16:55:47

Jerry3904
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Under "Benutzername" it states that it must consist of lower-case English letters, numbers and one of the signs listed. Since your user name only has letters, I wonder if the program then uses the full name instead.

Can you try another test, this time with a user name that fulfills those conditions such as kalle_007?

BTW: do you have high security set somewhere that would require such a user name?


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#9 2017-07-12 18:23:58

k-3.14
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Not quite what you wanted me to do.

As my main system is DEBIAN, I kept to the way, a user is added under DEBIAN.

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Nothing about

Under "Benutzername" it states that it must consist of lower-case English letters, numbers and one of the signs listed. Since your user name only has letters, I wonder if the program then uses the full name instead.

This is the command sequence ....

root@nostromo:/home/kalle# adduser dd
Lege Benutzer »dd« an ...
Lege neue Gruppe »dd« (1001) an ...
Lege neuen Benutzer »dd« (1001) mit Gruppe »dd« an ...
Erstelle Home-Verzeichnis »/home/dd« ...
Kopiere Dateien aus »/etc/skel« ...
Geben Sie ein neues UNIX-Passwort ein:
Geben Sie das neue UNIX-Passwort erneut ein:
passwd: Passwort erfolgreich geändert
Benutzerinformationen für dd werden geändert.
Geben Sie einen neuen Wert an oder drücken Sie ENTER für den Standardwert
    Vollständiger Name []: Donald Duck
    Zimmernummer []:
    Telefon geschäftlich []:
    Telefon privat []:
    Sonstiges []:
Sind die Informationen korrekt? [J/n] J
root@nostromo:/home/kalle#

and that is the result


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Mint might be special and I could test later with Mint, but at the moment DEBIAN stretch Xfce keeps me busy ....

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#10 2017-07-12 19:26:50

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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

A little late to the party, but Whisker menu will use the Full Name (5th) field from /etc/passwd if a value exists, otherwise it will use the userid (1st field).


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#11 2017-07-13 05:51:05

k-3.14
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Re: Whisker user name <> full name

Better late then never.

So leaving that 5th position empty in the line, where the name and nick are, will do the trick.

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