Since I plan to use a lot the commandline on L5 through ssh, I miss some information about users and passwords.
The default user is purism as I know. The screen unclock code is 123456. Is this the password of user “purism” or not?
If yes, then what if I want to change it? Should it always be numbers? Because I see the unlock screen has only numbers. If no, what is the password of user “purism”?
Now assume I prefer to see my name at the command line and not “purism”. So I need to create a new user (OK I can change the PS1 variable too…). The wiki says do it from the commandline. Suppose I do it. Can I unlock the phone screen with the new user’s credentials? and password must be numbers?
I think these issues must be clarified in the community wiki (or elsewhere).
Yes, it is. Therefore is is best to let it be only digits since otherwise you cannot unlock the lock screen anymore.
This I don’t know, how it decides which user gets to login, if it expects the special name “purism” or if it takes the first user, or something. Would be nice if it was possible to configure that in some way.
Thanks for the answer but I am not in a position to understand your suggestion. I have unknown words/notions in your phrase.
In any case, maybe you could answer what is going on with the one user named “purism”. Is this user the only one that can unlock the screen? For example what will happen if I change the name of this user to “myusername” and change the home directory too, to “myusername”. Am I locked in “purism” user or not?
Until this is officially supported, I would expect the name to be hardcoded in multiple places. The mobian wiki has a description of how to change the ‘mobian’ user to another name and given the similarity of the distros it could be that it works. But IMHO it is a lot of risk for little gain at this point.
I really hope the login screen is a temporary placeholder for now. Having numbers only pw for the whole system/GPC is… less secure. Meaning the keypad needs to allow a full keyboard (and what would be great: in any language the system has - usually the user’s default, but why limit it). The default user could be selected by default, but it should definitely be a list in case there re other users (like any modern linux GUI login, selectable). It’s unfathomable that GPC/phone whouldn’t have multiple separate userprofiles, since having multiple users using one profile is not private nor secure. Having a separate login/locksceen pin and a boot/firstlogin/sudo pw would be good and better security as mere pin would limit possiblity of system compromise.