Hi All,

This is my first post here and I have a really stupid newbie question. I set up a Red Hat desktop computer about 3 weeks ago. My first foray into Linux. I can easily add and configure new user accounts using linuxconfig, but want to be able to do it directly from the command line. I can "su - root" and "adduser username" with no problem. My question is how I add a password for the new account created this way. If I try to login to the new user account, it requests a password and since I've never created one, anything I try, including a "enter" with nothing on the line, I get an "invalid password" message. If I "cd" to the new account as root, and try the "passwd" command, I end up changing my root password. As I said in the beginning, I am a raw newbie with Linux and hope that I've not violated any list conventions by posting such a basic question here.

thanks in advance for any assistance,

Jim