For the benefit of others, and particularly those who are not so familiar with Linux, I will outline the steps I took here:-
This howto assumes that you have successfully ssh’d into your elk installation.
Now, at your Elk-pi prompt Type: sudo passwd root
You will be asked for a new password for the root account, enter your chosen password, but don’t be put off by the lack of feedback on the screen, your text is being recorded behind the scenes.
You will now be asked to confirm this password by repeating it, again your input will not display on screen.
Now type: logout
Now you can log back in as root by typing: ssh firstname.lastname@example.org
To change the username from mind (to bob in this example): usermod -l bob mind
Change minds home folder to reflect this: usermod -m -d /home/bob bob
Now you can logout: logout
And back in with: ssh email@example.com
At this point it’s worth creating a new password for your user.
You will be asked for the current password: elk
Now present your new password, enter and confirm with repetition.
I suggest locking the root account for security: sudo passwd -l root
Now you will need to update the “path” variable in the json configs of all plugins you wish to use. Elk provides a few options for text editor, I like vim, but there is quite a learning curve to it’s use, so in this case I would recommend nano. For this example we will use nano to edit the jx10 vst3 file.
Type: nano config_files/mda-vst3-configs/config_mda_synth.json
Look for the line: “path” : “/home/mind/plugins/mda-vst3/mda.vst3”,
And edit thus: “path” : “/home/bob/plugins/mda-vst3/mda.vst3”,
Press ‘control O’ to write the changes to the file, confirm with ‘Enter’
Now exit nano with ‘control X’
And that’s it, you can now carry on exactly as you did before.