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can not paste or make new folder on file system directly with out gksudo nautilus?

I have installed ubuntu 12.04, But I can not paste or make new folder in File system, however I can paste new files with gksudo nautilus, but how can i do directly without gksudo nautilus??
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What are the Ubuntu “well-configured defaults”?

I often see Ubuntu referred to as having "well-configured defaults" or "sensible defaults" (such as, among other places, in a couple comments on this question, Debian Stable vs Ubuntu LTS for Server?) ...
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Will Canonical disable Amazon (and similar) lenses by default [closed]

I'm using 12.04 LTS, partially because it's stable and I need my machine to be stable and reliable. I also don't wont to switch to newer versions of Ubuntu because of shopping lenses. If I decide to ...
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Store the passphrase of encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted

I'm wondering, if I can store the passphrase of an encrypted disk in /etc/crypttab encrypted - and only possible to decrypt that by that OS, where I created. Is it possible? (because, I want auto ...
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fail2ban is not sending mail when it bans an ip!

I have configured fail2ban to send me a mail when it bans an IP, but it is not working. I get a message when the jails start and stop but nothing else . I am using ssmtp to send mail via Google Mail. ...
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GUI program to shred or wipe files with options to make sure they are unrecoverable?

I have a quick question about file shredding. Is there any application with graphical interface capable of shredding files and folders? I know bleachbit has that feature but there are no options or ...
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How can I allow SSH password authentication from only certain IP addresses?

I'd like to allow SSH password authentication from only a certain subnet. I see the option to disallow it globally in /etc/ssh/sshd_config: # Change to no to disable tunnelled clear text passwords ...
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What precautions should I take when exposing my desktop directly to the internet?

I've always used my Ubuntu desktop behind the security of a router with NAT, but there have been a few times when I've had to plug it directly into an active cable modem. In general, what precautions ...
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Child-proofing an account

I'd like to make an account for my daughter in which: Only the Applications menu is shown. Maybe Places. Definitely no System. The Applications menu only shows the applications I choose for her ...
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Ubuntu Server samba running as root?

I recently installed Ubuntu server10.4. I selected samba file server from the install menu and everything works fine. The problem is, the samba daemon is running as root which has me a little ...
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How do I configure Ubuntu for a public computer?

How would you set up Ubuntu on a computer that will be used as public computer in a library? I need the following features and user restrictions: On boot, a guest user should automatically be ...