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

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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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hardware info of computers in a lan

Need your support for a simple problem. I need to know all the hardware info of the computers connected to my LAN. Is there any way to do that via LAN, without having to ssh to each system?
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I can only log into “Guest Session”

I was having issues with installing Ubuntu through a cd/dvd. So I went to Wubi. There I set it up, with my username being "eric" and my password being "linux". So I booted it up, everything went ...
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/etc/skel as a link to an admin's $HOME

After reading about guest session, which advises the best way to maintain skel for guests is to create a dummy admin user profile and use their $HOME. Can I concur the same is true for 'normal' user ...
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Linux server network: Admin privileges configuration

Organisation network runs on Ubuntu servers (mail, file, print, ...). Our group of colleagues has nothing to do with IT network. We want a new server to serve us a few specific things (MySql among ...
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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.
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Admin name appears twice if it asks for admin password. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I was trying to apply some given items at this page to secure my Ubuntu 12,04. After applying item number 4; my user name which is the only admin, appears twice if system asks for an admin password as ...
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HELP! need admin password or how to reset!

I recently installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my macbook. i tried to do an update but it asked for an admin password that i dont have and never created. so i tried changing it through recovery mode, the only ...
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How to set password for administrator account created without password? [duplicate]

I've recently upgraded to Ubuntu 12.04 and so far I didn't have problems with it. Until I decided to make a stupid mistake of messing with the Compiz settings and making the GUI disappear. I made some ...
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how can an administrator user delete files

i have 2 different profiles / users created on my ubuntu box. both are admins. but when i'm using the gui and i try to delete files, or move files it doesn't look like i have permissions to do so. ...
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Setting an admin user via the GUI - command line equivalent? [duplicate]

To designate a user as an administrator from the GUI, you can simply open-up that user's properties and select the Account type as the "Administrator" option. If the user already exists, what ...
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No Admin User on fresh Wubi Install

I just installed Wubi fresh (Win 7; Ubuntu 12.10). After booting into Ubuntu for the first time, my first instinct is to: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade However, I'm quickly ...
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Why I can't login with admin accounts but I can with guest account?

Ubuntu 12.04 is installed on my laptop. It was working fine from last 3 years suddenly from last few days, whenever I wanna login into admin account it logs and log out immediately. I can login using ...
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Server 2003 password reset HELP! [closed]

My issue arose when I was attempting to uninstall an application from my windows server 2003 box. I was constantly getting errors when trying to uninstall the software so I booted the server into safe ...
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How to NOT become a root user? Are administrators root?

I installed Ubuntu on my PC. To log in, I use the username and password I created during installation. Does this mean I am a root user? If yes, then how do I become non-root? It looks like non-root ...
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Ubuntu “1 time password on login” solution [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is it bad to run as root? I recently fully switched from Windows into Ubuntu. And of course I loved Ubuntu. But the most annoying thing is, system requires password ...
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How to ENABLE password for administrator account so I am prompted when I log in?

I am new with Ubuntu, and though I am liking it a lot I am making the typical mistakes (for what I have seen on the forum :-)) I took off the password for the admin account, not knowing that this ...
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Need Open As Administrator In Nautilus [duplicate]

I'm unable to get Open as Administrator option In Nautils menu, I tried to follow many Tutorials from different sites, but none of them are working.