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Prohibiting changing of home page and launcher

I want to be able to prohibit the change of the order of the icons in the launcher and from people changing the home page in firefox. Is there a way to do this? So far I figured out a way to do it so ...
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How do I change default folder names in home directory?

How to change default folder names in home directory? My system (Ubuntu 14.04) was translated to Polish, and I changed to English, but left the names of default folders in Polish when asked. Now I ...
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Why does Firefox Home icon not go to my Home page in 14.04?

With 14.04, in Firefox after pressing the Home icon I get the Ubuntu page in the current tab and my home page in a new tab. With 13.10, pressing the Home icon took me directly to my home page. Is this ...
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Why is my Home size decreasing?

I am using 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04. My laptop is Thinkpad T400. As System Monitor shows, "free" for my $HOME is 1.5GiB, but "Available" is ranging between 0 and 97 MiB. My hardrive is constantly being ...
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Terminal Opens to Home Directory

This may be solved by a simple navigation command, but all of a sudden my terminal opens to [username:/home/username] $ instead of the normal username@computername:$ is this a configuration error or ...
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Installing Ubuntu over Debian without losing /home data

I am currently running debian testing. I want to install the Ubuntu-Gnome distribution replacing Jessie but keep all my personal files in /home untouched. Is it possible to do so if (I think) the ...
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Recover encrypted /home erased after reinstaiing Ubuntu [duplicate]

the problem's next. i had my home dir encrypted, then, when i wanted to update my OS to a newer version, i, by mistake, chose the first option warning that all data will be erased. no sooner had the ...
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“ls” freezes in the home folder

My system: Lenovo t431s, 12.04. LAMP stack (it's used for web development), otherwise pretty vanilla. Applications occasionally freezes when accessing the home folder. I think I saw advice ...
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Tracker recursive indexing fails

I would like tracker to index my complete home directory and all sub-directories / files. I set my home directory as the only directory in the tracker "places" (for indexing) in the tracker ...
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Encrypting home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server

How can I encrypt the home folder in Ubuntu 12.04 server on-the-fly? I tried this: root@avo-server:/home/avo# ecryptfs-migrate-home -u avo INFO: Checking disk space, this may take a few moments. ...
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Distribute “home” in 2 hard disks

I have 2 hard disks: a SSD and a normal. I want to install / and /home on SSD disk and /home/user/Documents, /home/user/Images, /home/user/Music and /home/user/Videos on normal disk. How can I do ...
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In this script, ~ is /root/. How to be in /home/name-of-the-user/?

#!/bin/bash #become root UID=$(id -u) if [ x$UID != x0 ] then printf -v cmd_str '%q ' "$0" "$@" exec sudo su -c "$cmd_str" fi mkdir ~/.D3GO/; cp -a `pwd`/viewright_backup/. ~/.D3GO/; ...
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Issues with sound when running program as different user than login-user

I aliased google-chrome and whitelisted myself in sudoers so now when I type sudo chrome it runs sudo -u chromeuser -i google-chrome &. (For reasons outlined below) Since all other users besides ...
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EDITED: How do I find my /home file?

When I installed Ubuntu on my MBP I only made the linux swap partition and the "/" partition. I was looking for my /home file and searched for it but I came up empty handed. I'm guessing I should have ...
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Android Studio not working - tools.jar classpath error

I have just downloaded the Android Studio and when I try to run ./studio.sh it gives me an error of "'tools.jar' seems to be not in Android Studio classpath. Please ensure JAVA_HOME points to JDK ...
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best practice for sharing data between users [duplicate]

I'm new to ubuntu and i've partitioned disk as follows / 100G swap 30g -- i need to run virtuals /home 500g and that structure after searching the problem I face is where to put files for ...
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How to show/hide special folders in home directory nautilus [duplicate]

In nautilus home folder shows some special folders like: Music,Documents,Pictures etc. Most of the time I am not interested in browsing these directories. Is there any way to toggle the visibility ...
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How do I get rid of old encrypted home folder?

The encrypted home folder is taking up a lot of space. It's a home folder of an account before I updated via USB, I've copied all the files over from it and I need to know how to delete it, thanks! :) ...
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How do I use another partition as home post-installation? [duplicate]

I have a home partition from a previous installation that I grew out of (zorin os, really slow boot time) and now I have a kubuntu install that I just recently created. My question is: How do I both ...
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Why can't I cd into any subdirectories of my home folder? [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 in a terminal window. When I am in my home user directory like /home/jeg#, I cannot cd into any directories below this. For example, if I enter cd downloads, or cd ...
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How to make a fresh install while also creating new partitions and keeping encrypted home directory

How can a machine be securely migrated from "Ubuntu - single partition - home directory encrypted" to "Debian - separated partitions for OS and home, and maybe for swap too if that is an advantage - ...
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Ubuntu Username / Home Directory Changed - Now Files & Settings Are Gone

================================== UPDATE - 6/20 #tangodown I went ahead and executed 'cp -rfp /home/OLD /home/NEW' Now, I have some additional hidden folders in '/home/NEW', and it also has a new ...
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How to make user home folder after account creation?

I created a new user with useradd name and forgot to use -d -m to create their home directory. I tried making one, copying the contents of /etc/skel, and chowning everything to the new user. ...
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I lost my user and my home

Yesterday I started Ubuntu and when I put in my password at the login screen it said "password incorrect". I ran the Ubuntu check disk utility and an error said "2 problems press any key to ...
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Transfering /home to a new partition

I have one physical hard disk. Originally, it was partitioned into / and /swap. Using GParted, I downsized / and created/added a new partition /dev/sda1 as an ext4 partition. I want to do the ...
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'unreachable' home folder

Occasionally, when I log into my Ubuntu server, the prompt says jon@jon-server:(unreachable)/$. Running pwd at this point returns (unreachable)/, however echo $HOME returns /home/jon as expected. If ...
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Home folder gone, unable to launch GUI, unable to use root from command line

I have upgraded to 14.04 but on reboot I was unable to login to my account, it flashed some code for a second then returned to the login prompt. I can now login but it takes me to a completely blank ...
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A common /home partition for multiple Linux distributions

I have an Ubuntu installed in one partition, Debian on the other and now I am planning to install backtrack and SUSE also. Debian mounts a separate partition as its home mount point, whereas Ubuntu ...
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How to tell if my home is encrypted or not?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 a while ago and can not remember whether I chose to have my home folder encrypted or not. How can I find out easily whether my own home on my machine is encrypted (while ...
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Create default home directory for existing user in terminal

How do I do this? I created a user without a home directory and now I want to create one. Not just a folder called new_user, I want the default home directory with all it's folders and hidden files, ...
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Ubuntu server installation - partition can't finalize

I need help on ubuntu server installation. Just can't pass the partition section. I have 3 hdd 2 with raid 0 from bios and 1 for the operating system. in my previous kubuntu setup , home directory ...
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Home deleted by rm command, cannot login

I tried to use rm to format a pendrive but it also deleted everything inside my Home folder. Now I can't even login anymore. Also, pressing shift on boot wont enter in recovery mode. I have the ...
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Moving /home to an existing directory

Although I've found numerous guides and questions already I still don’t seem to be able to get this to work. Situation: I’m trying to move the home folders of 2 users to an already mounted disk. The ...
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Can't login after killing X Server with encrypted home directory

I have ctrl-alt-backspace enabled to terminate Xorg in an xorg.conf.d file: Section "InputClass" Identifier "Keyboard Defaults" MatchIsKeyboard "yes" Option ...
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common home partition, two systems , 32bit & 64bit

question : is it good for my home partition? common for two systems: 12.04 - 32bit 14.04 - 64bit I'm going to install this second system 14.04 - 64bit, is it possible to work well ?
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Unable to mount home-directory for user after fresh install 14.04

I performed an fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. I have /home on a different partition from root. Installing 14.04 and mounting /home went without any problem. During installation I was asked to make a ...
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Browsing A Different Ubuntu Installation Drive: Can't Find My Home Folder

A few days ago I had a problem with the main computer that had my Ubuntu installation. Some hardware died on me and I just decided to replace the whole thing since it is old. (The hard drive is fine). ...
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How to re-mount a different partition as /home?

When I installed Ubuntu 10.04, I installed it on a single 16GB partition which includes /, /boot, /home etc. I have another partition on the system (ext3). It is easily accessible from the GNOME ...
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Reinstall 14.04 fails to recognise separate /home. Can I recover old home?

Previous Working System : Upgrade of 13.10 to 14.04 with /home on separate partition. This worked fine after I removed my second graphic board. Reinstall After some weeks I decided to do a fresh ...
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Change the language of the home/user/ folders automatically

When I changed my language/locale settings, a window popped up asking me if I wanted to rename Documents, Music, Video, Downloads, to the new language. I was worried that this might be some ...
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Accidentally moved the home Directory to another folder

I was trying to move a folder "Foxit Reader" which was located in /opt to the home Directory. I searched on how to do that and they told me to do this : sudo su cd /opt mv -t Foxit\ Reader/ /home ...
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Change home folder to another already existing folder

I was using Ubuntu 12.04 for some time and yesterday I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04. So when I was using 12.04 my home was named "sen" and now after upgrading to 14,04, a new home was created with name ...
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ALL subfolders in home folder are being copied to desktop & deletion in from one place causes deletion from both places

ALL sub folders in home folder like "videos,pictures" etc are being automatically copied to desktop & deletion of a folder say "videos" from desktop also deletes from home folder and vice-versa ...
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Share home directory between Linux and Windows dual boot

This question is somewhat similar to How to use Windows Share has home directory, but in this case Windows is not running. I have installed a dual-boot configuration with Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows. My ...
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analyse disk space usage of an encrypted home directory

I'm having some problems with a full disk. According to df -k I'm using 47 gb of data in my home folder and I have no idea where all of that data is hiding. I tried using the disk usage analyser aka ...
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Ubuntu used as a home media server

I have been using Ubuntu 13.10 for the last six months or so. I am very interested in trying to use my current computer as a media server for my home. I have been scouring through Google trying to ...
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How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu?

How to find my current JAVA_HOME in ubuntu? I have to set java_home path when installing maven.
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ZFS RAIDZ Pool appears empty after upgrade to 13.10

I upgraded my Ubuntu workstation where I had my home directory linked to a ZFS filesystem. After the upgrade, I can no longer log into the desktop, but I can log in via terminal. When I browse to ...
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Useradd username doesnt create '/home/username' [duplicate]

I entered useradd test1 passwd test1 Entered Password but didn't create separate /home/test1 instead used mine. Why? It is so because I gave /home paritition separately?
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Intermittent crontab problem

My crontab entry intermittently fails to find scripts in my user's home directory. The crontab entries run exactly on schedule as specified, and occasionally the script runs correctly, but mostly it ...