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

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Administrator account with no password is unusable

I tried removing my administrator account's password. Now that there is no password set for it, I cannot put a new one nor do any actions which needs administrator privileges. I tried different fixes ...
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I changed my account from Administrator to Standard. How can I reverse this?

I'll begin by telling you that I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 11.10. My problem is that I changed my account from administrator to standard. To be clear, I am the only user in the system. ...
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Numerous problems with Ubuntu 11.10, have to use my windows partition now :( [closed]

I have used Ubuntu for almost a year now, but recently I have been forced to use my windows partition because I can't connect to the internet. I can see a list of available wireless routers but I ...
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Admin password authenticates to log in, but not to install apps or change user accounts

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04. Then I changed my own user profile to not require a password and log me in automatically. What happened is, I'm still asked for a password once the desktop diplays. Once ...
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How to Run files and open folders as an administrater 11.10

Solved!!! Enable open as administrator in nautilus! To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below: enter code here sudo apt-get ...
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can't download files [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative (root) password? I'm trying to put skype and yahoo messenger onto my Acer Eee note book and the system keeps asking me to give ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I was exploring in user accounts. I only have my account but i changed from administrator to standart. and I didn't can put to ...
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How to change my account type from standard to administrator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I just re-installed my Ubuntu 11.10, and I accidently changed my account type from admin to standard and I don't have a second ...
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How can I give admin permissions to my account? [duplicate]

11.10 has allowed me to (stupidly) remove my admin level login leaving me with only my standard log in. I am no longer able to modify any software, update etc. How can I 'uprate' my user login back ...
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Unble to use administrator account created without password

I installed Ubuntu 11.10 two days back. Today I added a user named vivi and set it to administrator. And I just changed vivek, my username, to standard user. Now, since I created new user vivi, I have ...
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Admin users on an Ubuntu Core installation

I installed Ubuntu Core using these instructions, and added a user. But when I try to add the user to the admin group, it says the group does not exist. What do I do? PS I had to install sudo, ...
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How to become administrator again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? Well I was messing around with the user accounts and I noticed that my account was listed under "administrator". I knew that ...
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How can I add a script to nautilus for running selected file as administrator?

How can I add a script to nautilus for running selected file as administrator (not open as administrator)? And if it is possible, I want to run this file as administrator without entering my password. ...
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how to copy old user account to new user account?

my old user account is not working at all some corrupted files i guess... the other 2 accounts are working normal. so i create a new admin account and i wonder how can i copy all my settings, ...
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Difficulty w/ .desktop file permissions in dock customization

I am trying to edit the .desktop files for my docked apps such as: ~/.local/share/applications/libreoffice-startcenter.desktop However, I can't get permission for to edit the file. How do I change ...
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1answer
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Gaining access to a folder which requires you to be the admin/owner?

Hey there, I'm trying to install a gedit plugin called zoom, and in order for it to be picked up by gedit it needs to be extracted in this folder /usr/lib/gedit-2/plugins. My problem is I can't ...
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3answers
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Block access to specific applications

I would like to give several users rights to a computer running Ubuntu to do most administrative functions such as add/remove programs, save files, make settings changes, etc. However, I would like ...
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Why is it bad to login as root?

I've often come across posts on forums or other websites where you see people joking in such a manner about running/logging in as root as if it's something awful and everyone ought to know about it. ...