Problems adding a user in linux

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    Problems adding a user in linux

    Hi,
    I just installed a fresh version of slackware. I tried adding a user using:
    useradd -d /home/liaj -s /bin/bash -p xxxx -m liaj
    gpasswd -a liaj users
    but when i try logging back in, linux does not recognize the user. Anybody can help
    Amish

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    Make sure your'e logged in as root

    type adduser username and hit return
    you will then be prompted for all th other info
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