Questions about authenticating wireless connections, SSH keys, or passwords in Ubuntu.

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Install packages without root permissions

Would it be possible to install packages without admin rights(sudo?) on Ubuntu? It doesn't have to be system-wide, maybe a private installation within /home. I want this because I'd like to setup my ...
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How to run an application using sudo without a password?

... but still be required for applications that need admin privilegies? In order to allow the following: $ apache2ctl restart httpd not running, trying to start (13)Permission denied: make_sock: ...
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Admin authentication takes forever

I am running ubuntu 10.10 installed through wubi. When every I have to authenticate for administrative privileges (like for installing software), the authentication window just hangs there forever ...
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Samba issue with sharing directories on NTFS/FAT32

I have some strange problems with Samba server. I am using samba Version 3.5.4 on Ubuntu 10.10. I have two Windows XP machines, one on VirtualBox on Ubuntu and another office laptop. Windows machine ...
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git authentication with Active Directory user

I use likewise-open to connect to a Windows AD, and I am able to see AD users. What should I do to authenticate a user for git when I push to and pull from a git repository? Where is this ...
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How do I install FreeNX server so that it works correctly?

I've tried every single possible way of installing the server now, I've read every how to available and I still can't get it to work. Please let me know in which step I do wrong. I'm using ubuntu ...
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Authorization pop-up requested by http://localhost:51675 every time I run Firefox

Using Ubuntu 10.04. Whenever I run Firefox I get a pop up requesting authorisation. It says 'a user name and password are being requested by http://localhost:51675. The site says "server" I have ...
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How can I use face authentication to log in?

I got a new Dell laptop and I used to login into Windows using webcam authentication. Now I have removed Windows and installed Ubuntu but I could not find any application for face authentication. How ...
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SSH Key problem

I want to setup my home server to use ssh keys but when I follow the tutorial on https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/C/openssh-server.html for setting up ssh keys I get this: Bad port 'umask ...
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Gnome/X logs off immediately after login — which logfiles are relevant?

I've been tinkering with fingerprint-gui as well as X/xrandr resolution settings. When I start my machine, it boots up normally. As soon as X and gnome have finished starting, it logs me off ...
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User credentials not recognised in virtual terminal

Whenever i switch to a virtual terminal, using ctrl+alt+F1 etc.. it asks me for my user credentials: *computername* login: At this point i enter my Username, followed by my Password. However the ...
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Is there a way to force Ubuntu use WPA with my adapter?

I've built-in WiFi adapter in my notebook (made 5 years ago). Latest (dated 5 years ago) Windows drivers allow it to use WPA. I'm using Lubuntu 10.10 but it allow me to use only WEP (same situation ...
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USB drive Login token system?

Is it possible to have a USB drive function as a login token? IE: I turn on my computer, plug the USB drive into my system and the system recognises it and logs me in? Likewise, logs me out should ...
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How do you Make Ubuntu One re-authenticate?

I was trying to restart syncing with Ubuntu One because it was not syncing my music folder. However, I accidently deleted my computer from the sync list: (Ubuntu One.com > Account > View the ...
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Cannot connect to Internet from Terminal and other programs (authentincation involved)

I have a brand-new Ubuntu 10.10 installed in a VMWare 7.1 Workstation. I am in a LAN and we're connected to Internet through a proxy which requires authentication. I use 3 (three) browsers: The ...
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Unauthenticated software sources

My Lucid (10.04) installation recently started warning me that the updated packages were unauthenticated. For instance, if I open Update Manager and click the "Install Updates" button, it warns me ...
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How do I manage users in ProFTPD?

How do i add a new user to my FTP server running ProFTPD. I have the server running, i added a system user but i get Login incorrect. Thank you for your help in advance.
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How can multiple private keys be used with ssh?

I was able to setup ssh to use private/public key authentication. Now I am able to do ssh user@server1 And it logs on with the private key. Now I want to connect to another server and use a ...
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Common Desktop Login via Network (like AD for Windows)

One of the reasons we use Windows in the office at work is Active Directory. It makes it a piece of cake to bring up a new workstation and have a new or existing user login and do their work. Once all ...