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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 user:...
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Lock Terminal and Suspend from Terminal

I am trying to lock and suspend from the terminal. I tried: pmi action suspend | at now + 1 min And then typed exit But both that and vlock kill the running command. Is there a way to lock the ...
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I seem to be locked out of my account [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot get past login screen I keep trying to log in on start up, typing my password and pressing enter. But it doesn't go through. I just get kicked back to the login ...
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Locking keyboard, mouse and CDROM for baby

I use laptop and need to use keyboard between baby activities... Is there any software for ubuntu that does all these things by pressing just one key (or predefined combination/password)? I tried ...
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Inspite of the options the screen locks after X minutes

The OS Ubuntu 12.10 is installed on my computer. I want my computer never locks the monitor's screen. So that I chose the item "never" in the option "Lock the screen after...". But it doesn't work. ...
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Xscreensaver locking issue [duplicate]

I recently switched from Gnome screensaver to Xscreensaver and I have been facing problems in making Xscreesaver lock my session when I suspend my system. Can anyone help me figure this out?
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Purpose of /run/lock/ (empty except for ./whoopsie/)

My /run/lock/ directory is empty except for ./whoopsie/. I have understood /run/lock/ as a replacement for /var/lock/ but was surprised to find it entirely empty. Is whoopsie meant as a deterrent ...
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Can't format / delete locked partition from gparted?

I can't format my hard disk for Ubuntu installation. It has Fedora installed in it. I wonder how to unlock the locked partition to delete and format it, since I am stuck at installing Ubuntu. I am now ...
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Lock Ubuntu Server 12.0.4

How do I lock Ubuntu server screen without installing gnome screensaver? I'm running the server with only the console without desktop installed.
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Not Locking Screen after X minutes

Since I upgraded from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04 (and also 12.10 problem still occurs), my notebook does not lock the screen automatically. I wen into "Brightness and Lock" settings, Set "Turn Screen of ...
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Wake up from screen off (like Windows and Mac)

Is there a way to configure Ubuntu such that it doesn't require 2 keystrokes to wake it up from the state where the screen is disabled after being absent, but a simple touch on the touchpad suffices (...
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How linux kernel (used in Ubuntu) manages concurrent access to the data?

I want to know how linux kernel used in Ubuntu manages concurrent access to shared data?
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Ubuntu 12.04 stopped to lock screen after X minutes

My Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly stopped to auto-lock after X minutes. It doesn't matter how long I leave the computer idle, it NEVER turns the screen off and never locks the screen either. I am using Gnome-...
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Why have to lock archives and dpkg while doing installing apps and updates.

Actually if we suspend any application installing in middle or suspending updates then automatically while resuming we will get some problems like E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock -...
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How do I prevent the blank screensaver when using keyboard shortcut to lock the computer?

I lock my computer a lot, and was wondering if there was a way to get the lock screen when I hit ctrl + alt + L. Right now when I use that key combination it turns the screen black, and I have to hit ...
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Disabled Lockscreen on Ubuntu accidently, How to renable it?

Okay,so few months back I read a post somewhere, dont remember where but it was on how to disable the lock screen. Now that I disable whenever the monitor switches off the system hangs. I remember ...
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Screen doesn't lock automatically [closed]

I have Ubuntu 12.04. No matter what I adjust the screen to. The screen does not lock automatically after any number of minutes. How do I remedy this?
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Is it possible to permanently lock launcher icons?

I have installed Ubuntu onto my parents laptop. They are around their 80s. They manage to remove icons from the launcher accidentally again and again. I have to put them back manually, only to find ...
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Unable to use package manager due to “exclusive lock” error [duplicate]

My synaptic package manager in ubuntu10.10 is giving error: Unable to get exclusive lock This usually means that another package management application(like apt-get or aptitude) is already ...
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What is the gksudo “lock taken…exiting” warning and how do I resolve it?

I recently run into problems when using gksudo. For example, the Truecrypt installation fails because of following error: ** (gksudo:3262): WARNING **: Lock taken by pid: -1. Exiting. PID must be a ...
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Computer under Ubuntu 12.04 randomly locking up when inactive

I am sure someone has had a similar problem somewhere in the world, but I've not really been able to find a way out of this. My install is as clean as I can make it (what can you do wrong with Ubuntu!...
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Running 12.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1545 having random system lockups

I just reinstalled a fresh 12.04 because I couldn't even get booted on my previous installation anymore. I just installed 8GB of ram on this laptop, but the problem happened even before this, and all ...
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CPU usage goes to 100% when I lock the screen

Whenever I lock the screen, after a certain amount of time, the CPU and the CPU fan go to their limits, and they return back to normal the moment I unlock the screen again (as shown by psensor). How ...
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Kubuntu won't lock

When I close the screen of my netbook in Kubuntu, it doesn't lock when I reopen, and when I press the lock button, nothing happens. I have KScreenSaver configured, and all the drivers work fine, so ...
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Unable to lock screen after upgrading to 12.04

After upgrading to 12.04, I can't lock my screen anymore, has anyone encountered this and found a solution? Basically the keyboard shortcut does nothing and even if I select the lock option from the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 forgetting XModmap settings often

I have the following contents in my ~/.Xmodmap file. It seems a couple times a day (without rebooting or logging out) I need to rerun the command "xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap" to reset my settings. The only ...
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How do I enable Scroll Lock?

I need to enable scroll lock so I can toggle lights on my keyboard. This works on Arch.Funny thing it doesn't work on Ubuntu. http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/2008/04/07/getting-scroll-lock-to-work-...
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Why does dpkg give me a “package was interrupted” error?

When I try install or remove a software through the terminal, I receive dpkg package was interrupted and further if I use software center to install the same, I receive ttf-mscorefonts-installer ...
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Automatically locking screen without shutting it off

Hey everyone— I have a home theater PC running Ubuntu 11.10, outputting over HDMI (for audio and video). I'm having an issue: I'd like the screen to lock automatically (when video is not playing, of ...
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How can I lock Docky?

I set up Ubuntu with Docky and Xfce for my mother. But sometimes she accidentially removes Apps from Docky by letting them "drop" on the desktop. Is there a way to lock docky, so the programs can't ...
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2answers
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How can I disable screen locking _completely_ in Ubuntu 10.04?

We have Ubuntu-clients in our school and our students MUST NOT lock their screen. If they leave, they have to log out. Unfortunately there is an option to lock screen, so many students do so. I ...
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Installation Error, “Unable to lock the administration directory” [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any software through Terminal or Software on my Ubuntu 11.04, I'm getting this response: In Terminal: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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1answer
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Unable to login to desktop [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I recover my data from an encrypted home directory? I can't log it to my Xubuntu account. All it does is log me back out. Help me. My school project is in there!!! I ...
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Change lock screen to the current wallpaper? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I change or install screensavers? When I lock Ubuntu 11.10, but before I unlock it, the screen is black. Is there any way to change the black background to, say, a ...
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How to unlock screen in Kubuntu 11.10?

After upgrading to Kubuntu 11.10, I'm no longer able to unlock my screen. The screen stays blank. Oddly, it seems I'm able to logout of my current session by hitting Ctrl-Alt-Delete Enter. Any ...
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“Lock” one specific file so that I nor root no longer have access to it any more

To combat procrastination, I edit my /etc/hosts file by adding time-wasting websites and pointing them to localhost. However, the flesh is weak and I often find myself reverting my changes. I was ...
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Mouse locks when keys are pressed

Whenever I play Minecraft and try to walk and turn at the same time, I can't. When I hit keys on my keyboard, my mouse locks in place. (This happens both in and outside of Minecraft) (Ubuntu 10.04 ...
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How to disable gnome-screensaver with a remote control?

So I've got a remote control and I want to make it so that when I press a button, my screensaver goes away but the problem is that when I set the keyboard shortcut and the screensaver is running, it ...
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Can I disable the lock screen that happens when I close my Dell d430? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Disable locking the screen after resuming from suspend I would like to be able to bounce straight back to where I left off and the lock screen is just a pain. Please help
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Youtube locking up Ubuntu after update

I am having locking issues on Youtube ever since today's update. Firefox and Google Chrome crash it. Changing back to kernel 6.**.28 (one below) did not help. Flash + Ubuntu is not really kicking. ...
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Lock and Unlock from USB disk (pendrive)

Is there Any program for locking and unlocking my Ubuntu machine using a flash- drive? For instance, when I take out the usb flash drive, the computer locks automatically and when I put in the flash ...
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1answer
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FAT32 partition lock

A am asking about problem with USB data stick (that uses fat32 file system). If you unplug USB stick without unmounting (safly remove) data may become locked when you mount USB stick another time (...
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Lock Tmux Session With Vlock

I have just installed tmux and vlock. When I try to perform the lock-session command, my terminal flashes and then nothing happens. Is there something in my .tmux.conf that must be added to tell tmux ...