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Disable home encryption in Xubuntu

I chose full encryption and home encryption during install and now want to disable the latter. How do I do this in Xubuntu?
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folder view with High contrast theme

If I select the high contrast theme, then, when I open the home folder, its content is all black apart from the icons of the subfolders/icons... How do I solve this problem?
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setting up ubuntu server 12.04 with SSD/HDDs questions

I am setting up Ubuntu server 12.04 LTS. I am using 120GB SSD for OS and 3x4TB in RAID 5 (software RAID 5) Here are my partitions that I configured during the initial installation: /, /boot, swap on ...
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Path for fonts?

I searched already for this question and got a page on here where someone answered with "go to home/username/.fonts" or somesuch. I ran into a couple problems: No such folder existed. I discovered ...
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cd: /Home: No such file or directory

I saw loads of posts with similar issues; I've looked at the solutions with no luck so far. I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Desktop, installed in partition sda5, mounted as /. The main part of the disk is ...
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Home folder not writeable

I have two users, and one of them can't write to his home directory (but the desktop directory?!) and Thunar displays a lock on the home folder. However, if I run ls -l in /home, I get drwxr-xr-x 28 ...
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confusion of space allocation /home and /HOME

I recently got a new W8 computer and followed this tutorial to get Ubuntu installed in dual boot. This is what my file system looks like: Device Directory Total /dev/sda6 / ...
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How do I DISABLE home directory encryption during Ubuntu 12.04 installation?

When attempting to install Ubuntu 12.04 from a CD, there is an option displayed for "Encrypt my home folder". The option is checked (enabled) by default, but it is grayed out, so it is impossible to ...
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No user folders Ubuntu 12.04

As a learning excerise, I have installed Ubuntu (from scratch) using the alternate install CD and then building on top of that. Installing an xserver, a display manager, a window manager etc. I've ...
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Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder

Home folder disappearing in fraction of seconds, unable to access the home folder. OS is Ubuntu 13.10. Please help me to get this issue resolved. Thanks
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How to check my home directory is encrypted in Ubuntu 12.04

I am using XUbuntu 12.04 and I want to be sure my home directory is encrypted. I have .ecryptfs in my home directory and other positive signs of encryption and had selected it during installation. But ...
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12.04 to 13.10 Can it remove encryption?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my primary computer, and I absentmindedly selected "encypt home directory" I read a few methods to de-encrypt it, but they didn't work so well (And seemed overly ...
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Must I defrag /home in ntsf partition?

I have installed my /home Ubuntu Lts12.04 in an ntfs partition (I need compatibility with some propietary programs in Windows 7 mean while). The question is: Must I defrag that partition ntfs where I ...
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`rm -rf …` hangs on large directory

Using Ununtu 12.04, and recently got a message that disk space is running out. Ran the Disk Usage Analyzer, which froze. After some research, I see a directory in ~ called "9fybsyiikg" which is ...
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Help recovering eCryptfs user data

Ubuntu 13.10 x64 Chose LVM partitioning when I installed Here's the story from the beginning... I had a problem with the fglrx drivers preventing unity from starting correctly so I tried to repair ...
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How to mount an old /home directory after OS clean re-install?

Before re-installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I unmounted the /home directory. After a clean re-install, I recreated some of the users and installed the ubuntu-desktop package, then re-mounted the old /home ...
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Accidentaly deleted contents of the home folder

so, I wanted to rename the user and its corresponding home folder following the instructions mentioned here How do I change my username?. However, what this made me is to rename the account, not the ...
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Need to unencrypt home folder using ubuntu virtually to access it partition

I had a problem with my Ubuntu partition and it won't load, so I want to use my installation disc so i can access the partition inside of my disk to unencrypt and recover my files inside my partition ...
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How can I encrypt my home folder after a Ubuntu Server 13.10 install?

I would like to know the command(s) to enable the encryption of my home directory after installing a Ubuntu Server with a release version of 13.10. Note: This is a Ubuntu Server install, not a ...
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Is my Cryptswap working?

I was receiving a message saying that cryptswap cannot be mounted. After several reboots, I do not have this message displayed anymore. Is it normal (see below) for 0 to be used? $ swapon -s Filename ...
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Can't Change To Document Directory [duplicate]

I'm brand new to Linux, and know pretty much nothing. I wanted to learn about the Linux terminal and started watching a video, the video showed how to switch directories and they switched to the ...
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22gb SSD + 500gb HDD (i want windows and ubuntu + Share files)

SSD: -1_Ubuntu 12.04.4 x64 (ext4) [26gb] -2_SWAP [6gb] HDD: -3_Windows 7 SP1 x64 + Programs (NTFS) [150gb] -4_Ubuntu programs and files (ext4) [100gb?] <-- "/Home"? -5_Personal Data (for ...
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change home mount point, where does original folder go?

On a completely fresh install of Ubuntu, I created only one root partition "/" on "DriveFOO" which holds all my system files, including my "/home" folder. Now, I wish to instead have my "/home" mount ...
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permissions not work samba4

first time writing but I'm desperate and I think you can help me ... my English is very bad I speak Spanish ... I install Samba4 on Ubuntu 12 and all is well, I can join computers to the domain and ...
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Set network drive / share as home folder?

I've currently got ubuntu to mount my external hard drive on boot and use a folder on there as the home folder. I've just bought a raspberry pi to act as a file server, and I'll be connecting the ...
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Where is .xprofile in Ubuntu 13.10?

The question is in the title. I have seen a few articles and answers talking about configuring .xprofile, file that is supposed to be in my home directory. I have selected "show hidden files" but ...
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How to make an encrypted home folder accessible by two local users?

My wife and I are sharing a laptop running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I would like to encrypt the Home folder of each of us while still maintaining access by the other. The encryption part using eCryptfs ...
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mv: cannot move '/home' to '/old_home': Read-only filesystem

In 13.10 (saucy), I followed the steps in both of these: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving mv: cannot move `/home' to `/old_home': Device or resource busy But run ...
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No Sound after mounting /home

There is no sound after mounting /home from another HDD (ntfs). The sound indicator is also vanished, so are the drivers (sytem settings -> sound) The sound indicator is only shown before log in. ...
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Is `sudo chown -R $USER $HOME` safe?

Are there any files, like in ~/.config or elsewhere, in the home directory that should be owned by root? Will recursively changing the ownership of every file in my user's ~ to be my user be harmful? ...
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During ubuntu installation , why do we need to create home mount point [duplicate]

When we install ubuntu as a separate partition along windows, we create mount point for root. /home also resides inside /.Then why do we need to create separate mount point for /home.What is the ...
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How do I make a seperate partition for my home folder?

I've herd of this referred to before and would love to know the process involved. I would also like to be able to encrypt my directory’s.
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Mysterious Directories Appearing in Home Folder & System Slowing

I've been using Ubuntu for nearly 2 years (since 12.04), and updated from 12.04 to 12.10, to 13.10, always as a dual-boot option using the Wubi installer. Never had any serious issues or problems. ...
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nfs fails to mount home folder if other shares exist

I have a virtual machine that I use only for internal development, so I'm not really worried about security. In that machine, I have the following export settings: /var/www ...
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How to add /home/username/bin to $PATH? [duplicate]

Show how you can add /home//bin to the $PATH variable. Use $HOME (or ~) to represent your home directory.
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Backing up data from previous Ubuntu installation - unable to access home directory

Due to a problem with my ubuntu 13.10 (apparently it's incompatible with my graphics card as I explained here), I decided that I will install the LTS 12.04 version instead.. so I prepared a bootable ...
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Clearing OS Cache

I'm guessing that's what it is. I reinstalled Ubuntu and replaced my newly created home directory with my old home directory. Problem is, my new Ubuntu doesn't have XYZ program installed and when I ...
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Extend home partition /home with additional HDD

I have two hdd installed where at the moment one sda* runs ubuntu 12.04 and sdb* runs ubuntu studio. I want to add the complete sdb* hdd to my /home partition on sda* Is this possible?
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What's the best practice for backing up encrypted Ubuntu home dir?

After installing Ubuntu 12.04 and electing to encrypt my entire home directory, I am now wondering what the best way would be to back up the data here. I backed up the rest of my file system with ...
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Home Dir Files Disappeared

My home dir seems to have reset back to its initial install state. I would think that were true except for the fact that the directories I had created still exist. All the files that were there ...
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Why did I get two Home directories?

Fresh install of 13.10, put "swap" and "/home" on 80G hdd and then "/" on a 32G ssd. Everything works fine BUT when I examine the drives they both have a "home" directory with a "mike" (that's me) sub ...
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Symlink for /home/

By installing Windows 8.1 I removed whole linux partition (33GB) including swap part (sorry for my stupidity)... But I had my whole /home/ folder on other partition. I installed lubuntu again. How to ...
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How to add a mimetype icon in the home directory?

About the mimetype I have created a mimetype and I want to add an icon for it. The mimetype is for To-do lists, it matches the TODO pattern and is of type text/todo. I can confirm that upon ...
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why is the partition not accessible?

I created a new ext4 partition /dev/sda3 on my system using gparted. I also added following line to the bottom of my fstab: /dev/sda3 /home ext4 defaults 0 0 but upon reboot, my user's ...
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move /home to new partition and

I installed 12.04 over a prior (experimental) install of 10.10. Somehow in the setup, I did not specify that /home be set to a separate (extended) partition (/dev/sda7). So the install set up /home on ...
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Moved /home to a separate partition, now I can't log into it

I looked at this and that then attempted to move /home to a (pre-existing) partition. Now I am unable to log into it. I tried to use chown in recovery mode as per the psychocats tutorial, only to be ...
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Dual boot with SteamOS, how to handle /home and accounts

My offspring is bullying me to install SteamOS (and I'm curious). We have and existing Ubuntu 13.10 and free space for the SteamOS root. /home lives on its own partition. What I wonder: - can I use ...
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why is there no name showing at the command line?

a hopefully simple one here, I don't know why there's no username at the $ when a new account is added and you login? Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-23-generic-pae i686) * ...
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Reinstall ubuntu 13.10 encrypted LVM

I installed ubuntu Completely over my Laptop. With an encrypted LVM Volume,so for every reboot I type in my passphrase. Now is my question: How can I reinstall Ubuntu without deleting my Home ...
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how to configure a mounted drive to not show up under devices

I have Ubuntu 13.10 installed on a system with three separate drives. The / and swap are on the first (sda), /home is on the second (sdb), and I have /home/username/Backup on the third (sdc). I had ...