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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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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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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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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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Account removal on Ubuntu 14.10

Will removing an administrator account remove my ppas added in my repository?
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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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*/*...