To change the font in the Virtual Terminal in Debian or Ubuntu/Linux Mint, run this command. sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setupsudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup This lets you select the various character sets and fonts to customize your virtual terminal. [email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure console-setup [sudo] password for jason: Your console font configuration will be updated the next time your …

If you have appended this to the end of the grub command line to change a lost password: init=/bin/bash Ubuntu and you get this error. [email protected]:~# passwd jason Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: Authentication token manipulation error passwd: password unchanged Then you may fix this by remounting the filesystem read-write. Accomplish …

The useradd command is used to add new users on your Linux system. But it can be used for other things too. You may display the defaults for new users. jason-H55-USB3% sudo useradd -D GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE= SHELL=/bin/sh SKEL=/etc/skel CREATE_MAIL_SPOOL=nojason-H55-USB3% sudo useradd -D GROUP=100 HOME=/home INACTIVE=-1 EXPIRE= SHELL=/bin/sh SKEL=/etc/skel CREATE_MAIL_SPOOL=no Use the -s parameter …

I recently created a new user with the adduser command. [email protected]:~/Documents$ sudo adduser jimkirk Adding user `jimkirk’ … Adding new group `jimkirk’ (1002) … Adding new user `jimkirk’ (1002) with group `jimkirk’ … Creating home directory `/home/jimkirk’ … Copying files from `/etc/skel’ … Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX password: passwd: password updated successfully …

Change the default Plymouth theme on Ubuntu Changing the default plymouth theme on Ubuntu 14.10 is not very difficult. Just type this at the shell prompt. This will set the new theme. [email protected]:~# update-alternatives –install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntustudio-logo/ubuntustudio-logo.plymouth [email protected]:~# update-alternatives –install /lib/plymouth/themes/default.plymouth default.plymouth /lib/plymouth/themes/ubuntustudio-logo/ubuntustudio-logo.plymouth 100 Now we need to save our changes. [email protected]:~# update-alternatives –config …

Changing the hostname on a Linux system is very easy indeed. Use this command to set a new hostname. [email protected]:~$ sudo hostname netbook.local Then edit the /etc/hosts file to set the new hostname. [email protected]:~$ sudo vim.tiny /etc/hosts And edit it to the new value. 127.0.0.1 localhost 127.0.1.1 netbook.local # The following lines are desirable for …