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Locking a folder on a shared linux server

My college has a server set up for students and we all have a folder for our persona stuff on it (access via ssh). So I explored it a bit and found out I can access most of the folders of other ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Wakes up from manual lock, but not from auto lock

This strikes me as a little different than the issues I have seen in this lock question and many "suspend" questions. I can manually lock the computer (Super + L), and when I come back, I am able ...
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How do I switch off the backlit of the keyboard when the screen lock automatically?

I have a apollo laptop (https://www.entroware.com/store/apollo), which comes with backlit keyboard. The keyboard is properly lit up, and I can choose between three levels of intensity (off, medium, ...
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Lock programs in menu bar

I'm currently running Ubuntu v. 14.04 and I was wondering if it is possible to lock programs to the menu bar like you can to the launcher. Ultimately I would like to have launcher icons in the upper ...
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Is it possible to have an “Inkognito” user?

I would like to be able to have a user where the following are true: The user is a "normal" user, i.e. non-superuser After a user logs out, the system "restores" the system If anything was ...
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xubuntu 15.10 display popup after suspend

I have installed xubuntu 15.10 and after I disabled "lock screen when system is going for sleep" under power manager --> security. I get a popup of the display settings when the pc wakes up. If I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 persistent load error message

I have never been able to resolve an error message. When I report to Ubuntu I am prompted for authentication. Then I am again prompted that the error cannot be identified. "Details" indicate ...
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How i lock Recovery Mode in Ubuntu 12.04

I want it so that when anybody tries to edit my Ubuntu in recovery mode, then it is required to give the password to edit this: Example of recovery mode entry:
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Lock file and release it

I have multiple threads running from different terminal windows in ubuntu trying to write to the same file. I would like to lock the file via terminal while writing so that the other thread(s) has ...
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How can I disable or delete Gnome lock screen?

How can I disable or delete Gnome lockscreen? I mean, actually, I don't like Gnome display a wallpaper and a big clock after lock screen. Can I just have a login screen instead? Thanks everyone to ...
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How to lock files with custom-set password?

How can I lock files and programs with custom-set passwords? That is, without changing the permissions of the file so that the sudo password has to be used...
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how to lock any files on computer

I have seen folders on my computer that are locked and I want to be able to password lock a folder making it inaccessible to anyone without the password (e.g users, superusers, admin, and root) wants ...
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What causes this package manager lock problem? [duplicate]

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty-updates_main_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status ...
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How to lock Deluge's configuration files to prevent their modification?

I'm setting up a seedbox for 3 users on Ubuntu Server 15.04. Each user runs his copy of deluged and deluge-web and has its home directory where deluge's configuration files reside. I optimized the ...
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Locking down Blocksi in Firefox

I'm wanting to know how one locks down the Blocksi web filter in Firefox. Namely, what I need to know is 1) how do I enforce that ALL web traffic goes through Blocksi, and 2) where, in the Ubuntu ...
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Lock the position of desktop icon 14.03

I was wondering if there is a way to prevent a user from moving a desktop icon but it still be usable? I am on ubuntu 14.03 32 bit. Any help wnd suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
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low graphic cause by remove lock

I ran sudo fuser -cuk /var/lib/dpkg/lock; sudo rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock when I was trying to remove the apt-get lock and it crashed my OS directly... any one knows how to solve this
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Just joind a machine to an AD domain and have seeminly lock myself out

Bit of a Linux NOOB, but followed the guide https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ActiveDirectoryWinbindHowto to add an Ubuntu 14.04 machine to a Microsoft Domain, which all went OK. However, I am now ...
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Is there a way to make your computer automatically lock the screen?

Just wanted a way to have my computer lock if I walk away from it it and forget to lock it manually.
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Setup.sh impossible situation

I have spent two days trying to install OMSA (OpenManage Server Administrator) for managing my Dell Poweredge 2850. I was given the wrong version by Dell for my version of Linux and this version is ...
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Locked my self out my original account and don't want to reinstall

Was locking down root with the /etc/grub/00.header command and didn't know to finish it so I rebooted the computer and now I can't get into my sudo account.
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Smart lock like on Android?

Is it possible to configure either LightDM or GDM to automatically log in when my laptop is connected to a certain WiFi? Or even better, to check my location regardless of what WiFi I use?
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Ubuntu Phone (Touch) lock screen issue after upgrade to OS 23

After updating my Aquarius 4.5 to OS 23 (Build Ubuntu 15.04 armhf), the screen won't auto lock. It's forever on and the phone is heating. However, if I manually press the power bottom, the screen ...
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I keep randomly getting brought to the lock screen and disconnected (14.04)

My screen goes black for a few seconds and I get disconnected from the internet and asked to put my password in, this has happened twice now and I do not want to keep doing it. Any help would be ...
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Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

I tried to install dropbox over the software center but it froze while applying changes. I then forced the unresponsive software center to close and killed the ongoing process. Even after rebooting ...
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Brighness and Lock now working

I installed xscreensaver but this ended up not being what I needed. So I removed it. But now My system wont lock the screen like it use to. The settings are set to lock after 1 min and ask for a ...
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lock screen is still active

Tell me please is there any way to stop the screen lock in Xubuntu ? Everything in Power management is turn off, but still the screen locks automatically. Thank you.
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CTRL-ALT-L not locking screen Ubuntu 15.04 w/ Gnome

Title says it all. This is a feature I need. It's probably something easy, but googling it just gave me a hodgepodge of unrelated stuff.
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Brightness & Lock missing in System Settings - can't change screen locking time

I am running 14.04.2 LTS. I want to change the time it takes to automatically lock the screen when I step away, but there is no Brightness & Lock option listed under the System Settings. I have ...
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Warning messages that flash quickly when locking screen. Where is the log?

Trying to diagnose a problem I'm having with lock screen/suspend dropping all open windows/programs in my session. I noticed that some warning messages flash up when I lock/suspend, but they go by too ...
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Explanation of visudo lock file

When I edit /etc/sudoers using visudo, I think it saves to sudoers.tmp, checks it for errors, then copies it to the real /etc/sudoers. However, I can't confirm my theory (how the lock file is used) ...
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If someone switches user from my lock screen, can I get back into my session?

Someone accessed my lock screen and switched user while I had some unsaved work in progress. Can I get back to my session? When I try to access it, it just appears as a new session. EDIT: I've just ...
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After closing the lid, no screen display and computer hangs. Have to restart everytime.(14.10)

When I lock my laptop and close the lid, and again after sometime,when I open the lid, their is a blank screen with no display and even if I press any key(s), my system does not wake up.I have to ...
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lock screen user with direct access

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and created an user with direct access ( i.e. no password needed to log-in). But after 5 minutes idle, the screen lock appears and asks for a password to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 logs me out when I try to lock screen

I'm having a weird problem where every time I try to lock the screen, Ubuntu logs me out instead. And when I log back in after locking, it makes me login twice: First I enter my password with the ...
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Unity and Gnome 3 Lock Screen

I installed Ubuntu Unity 14.10. Recently, I added the Gnome 3 shell so that I can run both. At my login screen, I can choose which one to log in to. I have noticed that when I choose to log in with ...
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Bluetooth is being locked by Windows 8

My Bluetooth was working fine, but after switching to Windows 8 and switching back to Ubuntu again it doesn't seem to work anymore. What can I do to fix this problem?
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System getting hanged after apt-get update

When I run sudo apt-get update system itself getting hanged and need to restart. The output getting is, W: Failed to fetch ...
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sudo useradd: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later (no lock files)

When doing this on Ubuntu server 14.04: camilstaps@localhost:~$ sudo useradd --home-dir /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --no-create-home --root /var/www/xxx.camilstaps.nl/ --shell /bin/sh xxx I'm ...
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How to remove disk lock [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 14:04 version, I already write the password on the disk. turns out it was too long for me, I want to disable it, how? I am a beginner, need an answer
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How to unlock locked session?

I'm using xubuntu 14.04 on AMD based hardware. It is configured not to lock a session and not to power down automatically on longer idle times. There have been no recent changes or new software ...
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How to disable locking in LibreOffice?

I want to disable file locking in LibreOffice, i.e., the creation of a hidden lock file in the directory of an opened document. The advice of the official documentation to comment out the second of ...
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Xubuntu apt-get Errors

when i try to use the command apt-get update these errors appear: E: No se pudo abrir el fichero de bloqueo «/var/lib/apt/lists/lock» - open (13: Permiso denegado) E: No se pudo bloquear el ...
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lock screen has turned to an old design

It's been two weeks since I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and today I found out my lock screen has turned to a very old design. like this image: I am new to Linux and I tried to fix the problem but I got ...
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What is the purpose of lock file? [duplicate]

I have seen a file named lock in /var/cache/apt/archives in my Ubuntu 14.04. This file has only root access. When I try to display the contents of this file using sudo nano lock the file seems empty. ...
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Computer not suspending when inactive in the main log-in prompt

My computer is set to automatically dim the screen and lock after 10 minutes, and suspend after an hour of inactivity. That works fine - but only once I've logged in. If I switch the computer on and ...
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How to lock without turning the screen (monitor) off?

Due to a recent bug, each time my screen turns off, I cannot get it back on. Currently, the screen starts turning off after the computer is locked - which effectively means that I cannot lock my ...
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shlock not found

I'm trying to use a script for backing up btrfs, and it uses shlock here is the script: btrfs-subvolume-backup now it says i need the inn package, and I've triedn installing it, but still no shlock ...
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Lubuntu Screen Locking Issue

I have a laptop running Lubuntu. When I leave it for about 10-20 minutes, the screen auto-locks. I can unlock it the first time, but I can not unlock it after that. Instead, I need to force reboot the ...
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Restrict access to windows system files

I have both Ubuntu and windows 8 in my PC, i just want to make sure that i don't accidentally delete windows files. Is there a way to do so?? Maybe a partition locking tool or anything. Is there a ...