I added a second user 'shirley' in Settings - User Accounts, and set a password. The account type is Standard. In 11.04, this worked and I logged in and had a functioning desktop for this user.
How is this done in 11.10? When I try to log in as this user I have this error:
Nautilus could not create the required folder
"/home/shirley/.config/nautilus". Before running Nautilus, please
create the following folder, or set permissions such that Nautilus can
The only option then is to click OK, this dumps me out to full-screen Nautilus, like this:
There is no launcher or visible way to start any programs. Print screen doesn't take a screengrab. The desktop is similar to this question but I get no terminal when I press CTRL+ALT+T. I have to press CTRL+ALT+F2 and restart from the terminal to get out of this.
This answer is to install gnome-system-tools. Shouldn't I be able to add a second user with the default install?
EDIT: I tried the deluser+adduser suggestion, there was no change after trying it. Here is what I got:
:~$ sudo deluser shirley
[sudo] password for tom:
Removing user `shirley' ...
Warning: group `shirley' has no more members.
:~$ sudo adduser shirley
Adding user `shirley' ...
Adding new group `shirley' (1001)
Adding new user shirley' (1001) with groupshirley'
The home directory '/home/shirley' already exists. Not copying from
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
Changing user information for shirley
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
Full Name :
Room Number :
Work Phone :
Home Phone :
Is the information correct? [Y/n] y
What has gone so wrong with simply adding a second user? Am I the only one having this problem? I'd reinstall if that fixed things, but this is a fresh install only a few days old.