The account type that Ubuntu users must be before they are allowed to elevate their permissions through "sudo".

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Why do users created from System settings > user accounts not appear in sudoers?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on different machines. On one of those I had to create a new user from command line (adduser) and then I added it to /etc/sudoers to give admin authorizations to that user. ...
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Multiple admin (sudo) accounts issue

I have a computer with two admin accounts my was the second one created, now when I try to make anything in terminal as sudo user like tar it automatically give permissions to the first user as the ...
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How to allow specific public ip to authorization list in squid proxy

The code in my squid.conf file is as follows: acl local src 54.55.56.57 http_access allow local but when the client use the proxy, it is asking username and password. Any kind of help is ...
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Run .Desktop file as root

How do I make my desktop file run as root? I have a script to restart the network-manager that needs sudo to run, but it won't work as a desktop file because it still needs root.
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Async loop died!Address already in use(0x62)

I'm new to Ubuntu I got this error [ERROR] Async loop died! Address already in use(0x62) when i tried to connect port 6703 and 6702 .. by searching i found that problem due to indeed a port ...
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Take ownership of files as admin

I'm somewhat new to Ubuntu but have been learning a lot on my own. I am an admin user for my PC. However, when I try to take ownership of most folders, like usr/local, it says I don't have ...
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Change notification email subject - Nagios

Anyone can give an idea about, how can I change my Nagios email alert subject? I have google for sometime and every result says to change the command(notify-host-by-email) definition in commands.cfg ...
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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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Administartor password can't change [duplicate]

I cant used my admin password that I remember, its always saying its wrong. I've tried resetting it in the recovery mode way but there is an error that comes up and it says my password is unchanged. I ...
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Admin password reset [duplicate]

I cant used my admin password that I remember, its always saying its wrong. I've tried resetting it in the recovery mode way but there is an error that comes up and it says my password is unchanged. I ...
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No SUDO users, Need passwords for admin users setup without passwords [duplicate]

I setup the two main users that I planned on having without passwords not realizing that is something you cannot do. During this process I also changed the initial admin user to a regular user. Here ...
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How to disable Java in the browser for all users?

After reading this news I decided that I would disable Java in my browser, so I opened up the Java Control Panel and went to the Security tab: However after unticking Enable Java content in the ...
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Difference between admin/normal accounts except the right to use “sudo”?

This may sound stupid, but I wonder if there is any difference between normal and administrator user accounts (created with the Unity Control Center) except the right to use sudo to become root.
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How to create a dual boot in order for penetration testing?

Within a dual boot windows / Ubuntu computer how do I set up the Ubuntu portion as the administrator and the windows PC to only have user privileges? I want to use this for penetration testing ...
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Terminal asks for password but does not let me enter anything (15.04)

Whenever I try to open steam or some other programs, it opens the terminal and asks for my password, but when I try to enter it, it does not type anything and pressing enter just says sorry, try ...
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How to block the use of apps from other users

How would I go about not allowing none-administrative users from using applications that I don't them to? I'm new to configuration files so please give me step-by-step instructions so that I don't ...
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Problem with Comodo Installation

After installing Comodo, though logged in as adminstrator, tried to run /opt/COMODO/post_setup.sh and it says Please run this script with adminstrative priviledges even though I am logged in as ...
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How to change sudo passwords [duplicate]

When I try to change a sudo password, it say it doesn't work even running the mount -rw -o remount / When you run that command it would say i worked from the root menu but would still be invalid when ...
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I want to install skype but i have to authenticate first, the problem is that i do not know the password. Where can i find the required password?

I've just bought a new laptop (dell) and i have Ubuntu. I am trying to install some programs but if i want to install them i need authenticate and to write a "password for dell" but i don't know it. ...
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How to find my administrator details when I can't even see an administrator account [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. In the beginning, the first user account I created was considered as my administrator account. I changed that account to Standard now and I can't make it back to ...
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Administrators can change passwords of other administrators

I seems that a user set as an "Administrator" can change passwords of not only "Standard" users, but also other administrators. Is there a way to make it so that administrators (there are multiple on ...
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my stand alone laptop

I have a Lenovo think pad with Ubuntu 14.04 installed I set a new password to the administrator account and I forget what that is. I can use the machine but making changes it asks for the password in ...
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Randomly getting logged out from admin session (Ubuntu)

I recently switched over from Windows to Ubuntu and I've been trying to learn some bash scripting. I came across the ctrl+alt+F2 command and, curious as we humans are, I clicked the combination ...
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how to run as administrator ubuntu 14.04 and not as guest?

today I installed ubuntu 14.04 and also a new user to the new operating sysytem. there are several problems I am facing with it they are: 1.I cant log in as administrator but as guest,can you help me ...
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Why can't I install “Open As Administrator”?

I tried following this tutorial: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install open-as-administrator But I keep getting this error. Any idea what might be the ...
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Admin account won't load after update

I'm only asking this question because any other answer I found online to this problem didn't help me resolve it. Basically I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system last night and it asked me to restart my ...
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Cannot execute sudo command without correct password (Even though my account has no password). Why? [duplicate]

My account on my computer does not require a password, and I have admin privelages. As I understand it, so I'm trying to run sudo [...] and getting the following result when leaving the password field ...
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How can I make my main user an administrator, just like in Windows XP? [duplicate]

How can I make my main user which I log into, an administrator just like in Windows XP?
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How to enable password for administrator user account [duplicate]

I disabled the password for my user account while I was logged in (I was the only administrator). But I did not enable automatic login. I switched user to "Guest", but when I switched back to my ...
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How to install Gimp Toolbox Photoshop Theme

i want to unpack the zip file (from GIMP toolbox like Photoshop) to the path /usr/share/gimp/2.0/themes/ but I need administrator rights to unpack that zip file. How can I proceed? Link: ...
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Lubuntu desktop not loading on admin user

My lubuntu crashed, and after reboot, when I log in on any of my administrator accounts, it would show the default wallpaper and the mouse pointer. Also, can't open the terminal or any other keyboard ...
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Why does Ubuntu keep asking me for another super user's password?

I have two users: misha-local (the first user I created when installing Ubuntu) misha (a user authenticated against an LDAP server) I'm logged in as misha. misha@misha-antec:~$ whoami misha ...
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What is the different between an Normal and Admin account?

What is the different between an Normal user account and the Admin account in Ubuntu? You must always enter your password if you want do something. Can you give a Normal account "limitations" to do ...
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Accidently removed admin/sudo rights [duplicate]

I removed admin rights for the original admin account, in order to set up a new account with clear history. (Not 100% that was needed, I am still getting to grips with linux / Ubuntu 12.04 and I read ...
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Cannot access the file: Permission denied - Virtualbox

I have downloaded Virtualbox in order to run Android in it I have set up everything and tried to start it but unfortunately 2 errors have came up. Failed to open a session for the virtual machine ...
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cannot access launcher or onboard when unetbootin asked for password

when i try to start unetbootin it usually asked for password. But when it asked for password ,i can not access luncher, and the onboard is also not access able during this time. On the other hand, in ...
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I disabled my admin account and now I can't log in no guest account [duplicate]

So I just bought a used Sony vaio with the ubuntu operating system. I disabled my admit account thinking that when I powered up it would just go to the home screen. Now I can't log in. It recognizes ...
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Operation Not permitted when Logged in Using Admini

i installed Ubuntu 13.10 .i logged in with Administrator account.when i right click on tar file and click on Extract here.its giving me error.Operation Not permitted.can any one please tell what's ...
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Command line tool file top: ftop?

On RH-epel there is an useful tool ftop to see file top, io and which files are used. Are there an alternative tools in ubuntu??
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Setting password for administrator [duplicate]

I am using ubantu 12.04 LTS. I have three users - one administrator and two standard users. I changed the password for administrator to 'None'. Later I used passwd command to set the password for the ...
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13.10 Active directory users are not administrator

In 12.04 I am able to login into Ubuntu with my windows domain user login and also I can have admin privileges to install softwares and apps. But in 13.10 I am able to login, But I am not an ...
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Cannot login using my Administrator account after installing Ubuntu 13.10

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to Ubuntu 13.10. At the end of installation, a message showed that there are some softwares that can't be installed and they must be manually installed later. When the ...
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How to enable log in administrator password?

I have enabled my administrative password but when I start my computer and just click on administrator it login in without asking for a password. I want it to be that whenever I start my computer it ...
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Wubi overwrites my Ubuntu username to Administrator and ignores my password

I know there are ways to get your root access back and change your password, but every time I try a new flavor of Ubuntu (installing using Wubi) my username/password is ignored. After installing and ...
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How to become administrator user?

I'm new to this ubuntu 13.04 so in terminal i allways need to start my xampp as a root so please help me i wanna convert my current account as an administrator(root) user.
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How to assign administratives rights/privileges to a user?

I have added a user in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but that user is setup only as "standard". I also have a user with full administrative rights (which I presume I will use to make any access rights changes). ...
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Adminstrators access to home directories in Ubuntu

On a shared desktop PC running Ubuntu 12.10, there are multiple users with full administrator rights. Can one administrator see the content of other administrator's account?
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How to get back root access? (Rootrechte bekommen?) [duplicate]

Translation: I use Xubuntu and have deleted my Admin Account. After I had created a new one which also had administrative rights. I did that becauseof some sound problems which are now gone. Now the ...
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Setup new profile, deleted my profile, and now new user has no admin rights [duplicate]

So I bought a used laptop and set up the latest version of Ubuntu on it. I initially set it up with a user profile and password for myself, but decided to give the computer away to a friend who needed ...
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Is there a GUI for visudo?

How can I use a GUI to edit my sudoers file? I want to add the nopasswd option without having to learn any vi shortcuts.