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How can I remove the previous owner Adm account. So I can make changes to my P.C. Brought it from a pawn shop

Need to remove User. I bought this P.C from a pawn shop , and, it still had a Adm, user account attached. Therefore I can't make any changes to the P.C. Was hoping that you all could help me with that?...
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What is the difference between groups user and users?

What is the different between the group user and the group users in Ubuntu? When using compgen -g, it will list all groups, and there you will see both user and users. I am trying to set a process ...
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Managing user accounts

I'm new to Linux and have a question about managing user accounts in Ubuntu. After installing Ubuntu I've spent much time configuring the system to suit my needs. I've imported all my personal ...
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How can I disable/remove account system or prevent user logout?

I want a system completely have no account system, after boot into system, I'm the root, and can't logout. I noticed that I can send the single argument to kernel command line, then enter the system ...
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want to change password on ubuntu entirely in a single line with no prompt

echo somepassword | passwd --stdin someaccount does not work. Why not? I don't care that it appears in the process table for an instant or is recorded by process accounting.
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could eg ...
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Account accidentally deleted, only guest account is present, how to get access to the existing account back again (data is still available)

I have a big problem. I hope, you can help me. After installing and uninstalling qmail I had a lot of related users in my system. I deleted all them in System Settings / All settings / User accounts, ...
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User accounts not working in settings panel (unity)

I'm using ubuntu desktop, 14.04 64bits. When I click on the user accounts icon, nothing happens. Well in fact, something happens : I can't use settings at all. No more icons of the panel work anymore (...
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There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...
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Telegram phone number change

The instructions to change a phone number in Telegram messenger are not applicable to the Ubuntu phone. I am not able to change my number in the settings menu. Any ideas of how to change it? Thanks!...
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Disconnect user accounts from OS?

Let's say I have a server with Ubuntu and 10-15 user accounts on it. After some time the server crashes with whatever reason. Of course, you could look at the back-up and reset it to the time before ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS user accounts log-in - How? [closed]

I installed Ubuntu on a Lenovo Ideapad B590, i3-2328M @ 2.20, 6GB RAM, Samsung EVO 250GB SSD and replaced Windows with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64-bit). My questions are: How do I go about creating a ...
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Can't login to my main administrator account?

After recovering from the warning failed to connect to lvmetad error I released when I tried to login to the first account I ever created was not logging in I typed in the right password it says the ...
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Random Requests for Authentication

I have an unusual problem on my system which I don't seem to be able to find much information about anywhere. When I log into my account, switch to another account or the global login screen, and then ...
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Optimizing Ubuntu 14.04 as a WiFi Host

I've got an old laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. I've got it connected to my roommate's Xbox 360 with an Ethernet cable, so the Xbox can share its Wi-Fi connection. This works well. After I edited ...
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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 /media/*username*/*...
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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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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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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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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 StackApplet?

I have recently installed StackApplet and I want to add my account to it. However, I can't do so as I am unable to select a site properly. See this screenshot: 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 guest-l5dAPU:x:118:128:Guest,,,...
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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 can'...
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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". So I ...
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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 on, ...