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2 users logged-in, it makes 2 graphic virtual terminals, only first one has TouchPad

please, I can't get googled it up. On my laptop dell 17r 5737 I have installed trusty with all upgrades and dist-upgrades. We have two user accounts. When we are both logged in, only the first one ...
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Creating a 'public' group for accessing programs throughout the OS

You see, I have xampp, Android SDK installed in /opt/ directory as root. Now, the problem is, this machine is being used by 2 people (my sister and me) and even she uses them both. The problem arises ...
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Wrong dual monitor settings upon second user login

This is a problem that is present since several years. Scanning the net for solutions you find a many threads, but mostly with not feasible solutions. I think it is a main issue, that is not ...
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USB Drives Inaccessible to Multiple Users

My Ubuntu install is mounting USBs just fine, but the only user who can access it is the one who plugged it in to the PC--which is rather problematic since this is a family computer which is in a ...
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Creating partition to mount at existing location, moving existing data to new partition

Forever, my ubuntu-studio laptop has been a single-user system, and I've had everything on the computer lumped into one partition. Recently, I've been toying with the idea of adopting a new partition ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Mouse Pointer/cursor disappears when changing user

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (using unity) and everything seems to work fine until I try to use a second user. Once I click to log into another user it takes me back to the login screen and once it ...
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Need to install a Multi-Desktop Environment on a virtual machine

I need to install a virtual machine with seperated desktops for each user and each one with it's own customizing enabled. There should also be a separate desktop for guests with a fixed envirionment ...
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How can multiple people concurrently use a single machine with a keyboard and monitor each?

Is there a multi-user system in which several users can log in simultaneously? It should support several end-users with only one keyboard, mouse and monitor each. These users should be able to run ...
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How to set up an old laptop as a wireless terminal to the desktop

I have searched countless phrases to find an answer and can't quite figure this one out. It is to my understanding that (as it was many moons ago at universities and the like) you can still use one ...
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How to set up Ubuntu for multiple users at the same time?

I'm still kinda new to linux and my understanding was I could let multiple people (at the most me + two more) use my pc at the same time. If this is indeed the case, how do I?
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Is chroot the right choice for my use case?

Backstory: I am working on setting up a MineCraft server and want to allow admins to have ssh access to the MineCraft server console and appropriate mc server files, but not the whole system. The ...
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How do I hide my custom Unity panel indicators from another user account on the same machine?

I created a second user account on my machine, making it a "standard" user account. When I log into that account, most of the panel indicators I've added in my own administrator user account show up ...