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Apps are looking for $HOME, literally [on hold]

After a power outage my user settings appeared to have vanished. However, my home folder was apparently fine, except that there was a new folder called $HOME in there. After some fiddling I noticed ...
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running python packages from user local directory

I'm on a Shared hosting, with a limited SSH access. don't have sudo privileges. And there are some limitations on some folders, as the following: This is the output of the termial ls -al : ...
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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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Which hidden files in the /home/user folder control the desktop?

The background story: The other day my (L)ubuntu offered me to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS, which I gladly accepted. At the end of the evening, I started the update out of the update manager, ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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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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Can't delete files from ecryptfs backup, HD maxed

Ok, so I had a ubuntu directory encrypted with ecryptfs, than my OS crashed, so I reinstalled lubuntu. kept the partition that had all personal files intact and reinstalled os in other partitions. ...
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Python PATH issue (Anaconda_Python, minpower and gurobi interfacing)?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, installed Anaconda_python recently Installed minpower and gurobi. Extracted gurobi in home directory, added path as mentioned which is gedit ~/.bashrc export ...
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Multiple sftp users and access to a /var/www subdirectory

I have some users on my Ubuntu server with vsftpd installed. The server is used as web server and has a shared sftp directory that is accessed by public clients (by giving them the user and password). ...
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Google Chrome fails to start

This is the error I get when I run google-chrome in the terminal: [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to create /home/pipi/.pki/nssdb directory. [0505/065554:ERROR:nss_util.cc(94)] Failed to ...
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Not being able to change permission of home folder from root to <username>

I have three partitions on my laptop one for storage one for windows and the other one for ubuntu. I changed my home folder using this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Partitioning/Home/Moving ...
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Clean Kubuntu 15.04 install - How do I include make my old home partition from 14.04 as new /home

Basically I want to use my old home partition as my new home following a clean install of kubuntu 15.04 over the old kubuntu 14.04 partition. Because of all the data there. I understand that it will ...
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Can't access my encrypted home folder

My problem is the following: I decided to do an apt-get dist-upgrade. At first it said that it had to remove a lot of programs, which seemed a little suspicious, but I trusted the upgrade system. I ...
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Mount options for ecryptfs private home

I'm asked to set "noexec" on every home on system, but I can't find a way to do this without disabling home encryption. Is there a way to override the default mount option provided by the pam module? ...
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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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Unknown files of 6GB each with random names in home directory?

I am Ubuntu14.04LTS user, using it in dual boot with windows8.1. I see 2 unknown folders of 6GB each in home directory, I delete those files and it went to Trash folder as you can see in picture. I ...
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Home folder keeps re-opening

So I click on my file cabinet button at left, home folder comes up (OK). I access whatever drive I like, then minimize the new folder (OK). Click the file cabinet button again to restore the folder, ...
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unlock home directory files from terminal, no desktop

OK, not too long ago I upgraded from 14.04 to 14.10. (I am never going to upgrade again as I had a similar problem on 11 or 12, - I will just do a fresh install) When I upgraded I lost all my ...
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Tried to move /home to new hdd, ended up deleting /home

Installed ubuntu to a new computer with one SSD and one HDD. The OS naturally I installed on the SSD. after using it for a week or so, configuring everything and downloading stuff I decided it's time ...
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errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home

I'm having a problem with booting into my Ubuntu computer. The screen stuck at boot with the message errors were found while checking the disk drive for /home. After that, I enter the command ...
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Restrict access to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when I logged in to the family account which is not an administrative account, I could access my home folder(which is an ...
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How to log in after attempting to change my username with mv?

I wanted to change my username on my computer running Ubuntu 14.04. I tried sudo mv old name/ new name/ in home. I restarted and now I cannot log in. I enter my password and nothing happens. It is ...
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Install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with an already existing encrypted home

The issue is to upgrade a Ubuntu system mounted with an encrypted home (on a seperated partition) which then cannot be decrypted/mounted with the exact same passphrase on a new fresh installed Ubuntu. ...
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What is the easiest way to merge / and /home?

I have separate / and /home partitions, of which both use ext4 as their filesystem. How can I merge them, and what is the easiest way?
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Recover encrypted home folder after reinstallation

Yesterday I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.10 over Ubuntu 14.04 and now I am not able to decrypt my home folder. I had two separate partitions: / and /home. I formatted my / partition but kept ...
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Is it okay to delete ~/.cache?

When I use disk usage analyzer and scan my home folder .cache always shows up with a decent bit of things in it. Would it be okay for me to delete the contents of this folder or would it damage ...
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Can't log in as user with encrypted home

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 from a flash, installed using UNetBootin. I can start the OS and do all the basic stuff. I created a new user with an encrypted home using the "sudo adduser --encrypt-home" ...
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Home directory not being created

I am trying to understand system administration on Ubuntu. So, as an example, I create a dummy user using sudo useradd -d /home/linda linda and passwd to create the password. I check that an entry ...
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How to change directory for $HOME

My home folder (~ and $HOME) points to /home/user , how do I change this directory? I tried HOME=/new/dir But this only works until I start a new shell. I also tried looking for definitions ...
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How can I stop the automatic creation of ~/.cache/motd.legal-displayed file?

In every home-directory on my Ubuntu Server is a .cache folder containing an empty file motd.legal-displayed. Is there a way to stop creating these .cache folders?
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Delay mounts after encrypted home folder is ready

I have set up a few bind mounts in fstab, mounting one folder in my home directory to another (AeroFS no sym-link circumvent). My home folder is encrypted. When the system boots up, it attempts to ...
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Where are Steam games installed?

Hy! I want to buy a new notebook in the near future to play games on it. I'm looking forward for the new Steam for Linux client. My question is that where does the Steam install the games, on the home ...
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Set default config files directory

Can i set default config dir in home folder? I dislike: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music /home/user/.progconf1 /home/user/.progconf2 I want: /home/user/Documents /home/user/Music ...
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User Home directory encryption - files that must remain un-encrypted like authorized_keys

Before we get to far, my question is: If this is the wrong way, or I'm doing it wrong, what is the right way? Pursuant to this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EncryptedHome So I see this ...
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What are the default permissions of directories in home (Desktop, Downloads, etc.)

I accidentally ran chmod 777 * in my home folder and it changed all the directory permissions (but not for the files). How can I undo this?
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does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu

Does kubuntu have a /home/ubuntu directory or a /home/kubuntu directory? if it has a /home/kubuntu directory, is it possible to rename this to /home/ubuntu without negative side effects? Sort of ...
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Root Owns Home Directory, chown does not work

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 and having various problems. I have traced it back to the fact that my user's home directory (/home/user) is owned by root. The /home directory is actually mounted on ...
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Recovering Encrypted Home Directory With Ecryptfs - Passphrase not working

My computer recently failed and I'm now trying to recover files off my external SATA SSD via LiveUSB. I don't remember encrypting my computer, but I'm receiving the ACCESS_YOUR_.... file when ...
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I have a global .gitignore but files aren't being ignored, why?

I have a .gitignore_global in my home directory durrantm.../durrantm$ pwd /home/durrantm durrantm.../durrantm$ ls .git* .gitconfig .gitignore_global The .gitignore_global has: ...
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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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java -home , Unrecognized option: error to create java virtual machine

My Ubuntu was OK. After trying to install Hadoop, I get this error. Why? java -home Unrecognized option: -home Error: Could not create the Java Virtual Machine. Error: A fatal exception has ...
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How to safely copy home folder from a 10.04 desktop to a new ubuntu 12.04 installation on a notebook?

Recently I've bought a new notebook. I'm going to install ubuntu 12.04 next to win8 with dual boot config. Is it that simple and safe to just copy my home folder from an old desktop with Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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Deleted home folder on ubuntu server 12.04

I was tired two days ago and I accidently deleted my home folder on my VPS. I just rmed it like a retard. Don't ask me why. It's the first time something like that happened in 3 years. I do not care ...
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Can't log in after change home directory

I logged in as root in the console and ran this : usermod -d /mirror florencia The folder mirror is located in /mirror
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Folders showing lock icon

Whenever I open my documents, all the folders in it are displayed with a lock icon. Therefore, I cannot delete any file or folder in it. I tried changing the root access using sudo chmod ...
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Xubuntu Unmounting Home directory automatically (BUG?)

I have XFCE and I recently was trying to install BitShares which required a lot of sudo commands, I might have accidentally created a folder in the root folder, not sure if that's the reason why I ...
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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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How does one change the default directory for R version 3.0.2 to a user specified directory in Ubuntu 14.04?

I have just started using R and want to change the default directory from '/home' to a user specified one.
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Unable to compile INTEL 82599 driver on Ubuntu 14.04

I am trying to compile the drivers on my machine and I am getting the following errors: ~/ixgbe-3.21.2/src$ make install make -C /lib/modules/3.13.0-46-generic/build ...
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can't find my files

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and I reinstalled it for some reason. Earlier my /home was different from /. After reinstalling Ubuntu, I can't find my files(documents, downloads, music, etc) even when it ...