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Importing Sylpheed accounts to new computer

I was using Sylpheed on my old computer with Kubuntu 12.04 LTS I have just installed Sylpheed on my new computer with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Is there a way of transferring / importing my email account ...
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Pidgin remove account?

I just install Pidgin. I cannot login facebook chat with Pidgin anymore (API deprecated), so Pidgin stuck at connecting status. How can I open account manager to remove the FB account and add another ...
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Add a samba user that can access samba shares mounted under my user account?

I've set up two users on my home server (14.04 - Desktop) and on samba. I stay logged in to my (main) account and the drives being served throughout the house are mounted at ...
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Login automatically after PC goes to sleep

My user account's state is this: However, when my laptop falls asleep, it prompts me for a password when I awaken it up (by moving the mouse for example). How to avoid that?
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Should I keep the OEM's default account?

Since a few days I've a new laptop running Ubuntu Linux. During the installation I had to create my own user account. After rebooting, I saw, that the manufacture created a second user called oem ...
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How to move files on Computer freely? [duplicate]

so I'm new to Ubuntu and I get frustrated everytime I need to move/delete/rename files on the computer drive I need to go through the terminal and go 'sudo ... ' .. is there a easier way to do it ...
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How do i login to an account from another computer like windows? [closed]

How do i log into a server computer from another computer like you can do on windows?
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Disable editing account info

I have a public desktop running ubuntu 14.04 with a public account (no guest account). People can change the full name of the user through the user accounts GUI. Is there any way to block this? I ...
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Issues with users/passwords after install cinnamon

Under Ubuntu 14.04 I've installed Cinnamon. Everything seems to work properly except the users access and passwords, let me explain: Before Cinnamon There are 4 users, 1 admin, 1 general with ...
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I can't access into my Ubuntu account 14.04

For disgrace I have asked advice in "chiedi Ubuntu" forum - the Italian version of ask Ubuntu - and for following their advice, I can't get anymore in my Ubuntu account due to internal errors of the ...
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How to configure /va/lib/AccountsService/users/?

I know files in /va/lib/AccountsService/users/ are related to users configuration.But i can't find any documents about how to modify these configuration files. So is there any document? I even ...
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Account removal on Ubuntu 14.10

Will removing an administrator account remove my ppas added in my repository?
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How can I run a program (wine) as a distinct user by shortcut?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and I want to run wine under a different account for security reasons. I also want to access it from different accounts. So I made an account called wine and now I want a way ...
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Make account delete itself on poweroff

I need a way to create an account that will delete itself when the system does a full poweroff, but not on a reboot or logout. It also needs to have a unique account name (not guest) and password.
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Use Google Open ID to automatically create accounts/login to Ubuntu

What I'd love to be able to do is to have the ability to use Google's Open ID system to have users automatically authenticate with Ubuntu. Yes, it would be Chromium OS-like in its login but there are ...
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Can't access my user account!

I have faced the same kind of 'crash' the second time and I am worried. This is what happens: I turn on my laptop. I try to login to my user/account. I type my password, hit 'enter'. Screen goes ...
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import thunderbird account from file

Thanks for the help everyone. I'm going to rephrase this entry to highlight the solution in case anyone else searches and ends up here. I had to re-install all my data from a saved backup. I use ...
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How should I rename my account's name in Ubuntu 14.04? [duplicate]

I made mistake typing account's name before installation of Ubuntu. I need to change this name, but I can't find clear explanation and step-by-step procedure. Also, why doesn't Ubuntu change the name ...
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how to activate the root user and delete user 1 on console

First, I know this must be the a question asked so often, that you could not count it's duplicates. But all I found here has not solved my problem. How to activate the root user after a fresh install ...
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How do I enable/disable guest account in Trusty 14.04.1

Only my user is shown on greeter, guest is not, my wife is not. This is a system I reinstalled from 12.04-i386 to 14.04-amd64, reformating all but /home. Even a user created from Trusty won't show on ...
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how to add an account to stack applet

I have recently installed Stack Applet and I want to add my account in to it. However, I can't do so as I am unable to select a site properly. See this screen shot. When I press on the option Site ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Online Accounts

I am new in Ubuntu, and try to setup my Facebook account on my desktop in order to online chat/messaging via my FB account, but when I click on Facebook on System Settings>Online Accounts it gives ...
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Some way to block access to certain directories for tech support?

I'm about to ship my laptop to tech support and I started thinking, I don't want them going through my downloads or family photos, etc, however they require the administrator password. The problem ...
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How to show old account on the greeter

TL;DR --> I want to know how to make an old account show up after reinstallation of Ubuntu so that I can log in to that account and not have to reinstall all the other software I had installed on that ...
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Multiple Google Drive Accounts (grive)

I have installed grive for my Google Drive integration in Ubuntu 12.04, Can I to add multiple google accounts with multiple grive instances? I'm doing something similar with Dropbox then I would think ...
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unnecessary accounts in ubuntu

It is recommended in hardening process that remove unnecessary accounts. What security problem exist with unnecessary user account? Are there recommended user accounts that should be removed?
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zApDtG guest account?

I'm using ubuntu 13.10 Where did guest account zApDtG with root privileges come from? I can't gather much information, as this guest account has root privileges and being a brand new user, I don't. ...
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Gear menu - switch account doesn't work

Running Ubuntu 13.10. I open the gear menu, and see a list of users. Clicking on them does nothing. Shouldn't it allow me to switch accounts? Follow up: If I am logged in as a user that doesn't have ...
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How do I format an usb to ext4 to use it on Ubuntu without without sudo permisions? [duplicate]

I use Ubuntu in a machine I own and in a machine I only have standard user permissions ( not admin). Is there any way to format a usb to ext4 and make it work (file ownership problems) if I cannot run ...
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Move data from others user accounts in my user account

I had problems with compiz setting and I make multiple accounts, now I want to transfer my information from all deleted users in my current account, some data I can not copy because I am not right to ...
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Why there are many guest accounts on my system?

After I saw this answer, I realized that there are many guest accounts on my system: grep guest /etc/passwd guest-jzXeRx:x:117:127:Guest,,,:/tmp/guest-jzXeRx:/bin/false ...
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Merging Accounts

I noticed that there are a few seperate ubuntu accounts like one and software center. I'm not sure if there is another one for singing into this, but will they ever merge all of the accounts?
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How to restore “normal” users after reinstalling ubuntu 12.04

I've reinstalled the ubuntu 12.04 but I save home directory. After reinstallation my (admin) account is OK. For others users I created new accounts with same username and passwords. But users cannot ...
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I forgot my root password [duplicate]

How can i reset my password without knowing my password? I tried changing my password before to a longer and harder password to crack and i wrote it down on word and now i lost the word file and i ...
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Online accounts in 12.10 Facebook not working [closed]

I've added my Google, Twitter, and Windows Live accounts without any issues. However, when I try to add a Facebook account, instead of opening in the system dialogue for online accounts, it opens up ...
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how do i gain acceess to a drive that owned by deleted user on ubuntu 11.10?

I did some trial on command line and creating a user account from it, then I logged off and logging to that newly created account (let us call it newaccount). Then I mounted one of my drive (I named ...
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How can I give my account admin powers again? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can i give Admin permissions to my account? When I installed Ubuntu I used a password and "admin" type account. But accidentally I changed it's type to "standard". ...
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Why does clicking 'Shutdown' from Menu only log me off? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Shutdown” or “Restart” logs out Whenever I click 'Shutdown' from the menu it just logs me off. I have no accounts (Exept from Guest, but I keep it logged off) logged ...
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Security practice regarding users [closed]

Please understand that I've migrated to a Ubuntu Desktop from Win7 some months ago and while I have been reading about sudoers and Linux in general my understanding is still limited. This is how I ...
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How to change administrator username?

I have accidentally typed my name wrong when I created the administrator account. Although I managed to change the user name at the login screen, I am unable to rename the /home/oldusername to ...
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Problems with my password

My problem is that I changed my username and computer name in ubuntu 12.04, when I restarted, the machine does not recognize my password, but it did recognize the new names user and computer. When I ...
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How to restrict a user account to a specific time period [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I restrict my kids' computing time? I'm using 12.04 and would like to make one user account open for use 24/7 and one account only available from 8:00am to ...
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Will I loose my data from windows if I import my account to Ubuntu 12.04

I'm installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and right now it's importing my only account from Windows 7. I'm wondering: Is it just copying and pasting my account, or is it removing my account from Windows ...
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How can I regain admin privileges?

I'm very new to Linux so I don't understand a lot of the terms you guys use. I need a basic answer on why I keep getting admin group does not exist. I accidentally changed my initial account from ...
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software on two accounts

On Ubuntu I have two accounts one for me and one for my sister. I downloaded a game off the Ubuntu Software Center but I can only play it when logged in to my account (The one I download it on) but ...
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Restrict access from another user to the NTFS partition

It is possible somehow restrict access to a partition to a specific user in Ubuntu? I am using Ubuntu x64 11.10, I made 2 accounts, both accounts belong to the Administrators group. And I have 3 ...
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Problem on mounting partitions after create new account

I created a new account(administrator) and delete the first account . In this new account , The partitions are access denied . Some error like these are occur : "You are not owner" "You don't have ...
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Can't change account in Ubuntu One Control Center

My Ubuntu One Control Center on my computer uses one account. My Ubuntu One app on my android phone uses a different one. I want to change my account on my computer to the one that my phone uses but I ...
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How to restrict total time usage for an account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set computer usage time limits? I've looked at a number of other threads but most of them talk about how to restrict the time of day an account can log in... ...
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How to select which account is logged in at system startup, or none?

I'm helping out some friends with a tiny hospitality business where one desktop computer has some files used by the business in one account "hotel" but it's mostly used by guests for browsing the web ...