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multiple session multiple monitor one keyboard question

I am having a hard time with a automated multi-session setup. The situation: I have a full Ubuntu 16.04 computer with a VGA monitor that runs perfectly. I would like to plug in an HDMI Flatscreen to ...
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how to run an application from a different user than the user that installed the application

I have 2 user accounts, user_1 and user_2. I installed intellij under user_1 before creating the user_2 account. After I created user_2 and logged in as user_2, I cannot see the intellij application ...
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Adding users and giving special permissions

I have tried different things with chmod and adduser commands but it will take too much time for me to do this. Here is what I try to do: Lets say I will add 3 users to my system. Each user can read ...
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VNC on inactive X display

My girlfriend's computer recently broke, and so I decided to add a user profile for her on my machine. The idea was that I could log into my GUI session, switch to her user account and still be able ...
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Multiple admin (sudo) accounts issue

I have a computer with two admin accounts my was the second one created, now when I try to make anything in terminal as sudo user like tar it automatically give permissions to the first user as the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS compass run from another user

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 VM and 3 users (root, prod, git) prod$ groups prod git$ groups git prod I have installed ruby on the VM for every user and ran source /home/prod/.rvm/scripts/rvm so I could ...
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Create a user that doesn't use a GUI

I was wondering if it was possible to have one user use a GUI and have a separate user have a more "pure Ubuntu" Edit: I ended up finding Openbox Desktop Environment which simulates the bare basic ...
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Partitioning for Windows 10 + Ubuntu + any distro

I'm reading a lot these days in order to make a clean a safe partitioning of my single drive. I have Windows 10 installed already on a 60Gb partition. Now I'd like to use the rest of the space for ...
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NTFS data partition can't be accessed by another user unless unmounted in my current user session before logging out

I am on ubuntu 14.04, wanted to create another account, beside my admin one, for my family members to use so as not to interrupt my work. The problem is I can't grant the other account access to the ...
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Multiple clienst using a single server

i'm new to server configuration I have installed ubuntu sever on my Dell T630 server now i need to set up multiple clients from the single server ( from the single server nearly 4 people have to work ...
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How to share byobu with multiple users?

The best way to learn and troubleshoot is to pair up with someone else on the internet via text based screensharing. Love the ergonomics of byobu for a single user at a single time. However when I ...
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Disable editing full name user

I have some Ubuntu 14.04 desktops in a school environment with a user account named "Student" for student purposes. Some students replace the username's full name with random stuff, which is possible. ...
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Multiple users, single laptop, private and shared files

I am setting up a Linux laptop for multiple users, Emily and myself, with the following requirements and constraints: Emily and I each have our own files that we need to keep private from one ...
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How to change the default parent directory for a new users home folder?

I'm mostly asking this as it's apart of an assignment that asks me to. "configure the default settings of linux for when you create a new user, their home directories are in /project/users directory ...
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Transmission download doesn't work when on other user

Transmission doesn't work when on other user of the computer. Same magnet link, from the same website downloads when I use the computer as administrator, and doesn't work when I use it from a ...
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How to make transmission work for all users

I tried opening a magnet link from a different (standard) user I created and it didn't work. It asked me to choose a program to open it with. There was no list of programs to choose from. I also ...
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Xserver shows just the icons on the second screen

i would like to have two different Xserver sessions, because i want to use the same machine from two differet computer by VNC. I mean we are two different person that need to work in the same server, ...
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How to delete a user & its home folder safely?

I just created a new user & its home folder & need to delete it now & also I cant find my old user's Downloads,Documents,Pictures,etc folder in /home/olduser & also .Xauthority file. ...
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Problem in Chromium browser logging

I'm running Xubuntu 12.04. It originally was Lubuntu 12.04, then I installed xubuntu-desktop. I'm still using Chromium as my browser because it's running on a Netbook. Everything works really well ...
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Autostart desktop applications without session login

I understand the idea of startup applications when starting a session (ie How do I start a program automatically when I boot?). However, I'm trying to have desktop applications for multiple users ...
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Creating startup program for all users 12.04 - only working for 1 user

In ubuntu 12.04 LTS desktop, I'm trying to have chromium start up automatically for all users upon login. I did the following: sudo cp /usr/share/applications/chromium-browser.desktop ~/.config/...
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Give the same rights to two users

Let's say I have 2 users : user1 and user2 I would like to give user1 the same permissions as user2 but I don't want user2 having the same permission as user 1. Sorry for my english. Thank you
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Executing command line with other user

I'm struggling with a problem, i'm using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, i have a command line "wvdial brt" wich i need to execute with every boot from my computer, i have 2 users in my computer and i have to ...
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Multiple User Account bit-torrent client

So I recently setup Ubuntu 12.04, and currently looking for a bit-torrent client where I can create multiple user accounts. The plan is to have more than 1 user accounts, and each user can monitor ...
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How can I set up Samba shares to only be accessed by certain users?

I have a RAID10 array mounted on Ubuntu Server 12.04. I have created a few folders within the mount point and want the following functionality. There will be 4 users, 3 of them are windows users: '...
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Backup all home folders on usb disk and accessibility

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and have multiple family members working on it, each with their own home folder. I have an USB disk that I want to use to backup all my home folders. When my disk auto ...
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Run apt-get without sudo

This might be a very naive question, but I wanted to know how I could give multiple users access to a single computer without making them root users. How would I give them limitted sudo access such ...
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Single server, multiple users, each with his own virtual machine

Our school system has a low budget to update our computers, so I've thought maybe I could buy only one server (a powerful one) and hookup 30 students to one server. On the server should be 30 Ubuntu ...
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How can I back up files from multiple accounts?

How do I use Ubuntu One to backup files belonging to three different user accounts on my laptop - mine, my wife's and our business files, each of which has its own login account and therefore own ...
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With two simultaneous users, how much memory is consumed?

Basically, it's my personal system (running 10.10) where I often switch from myself to my other myself (one login is for personal purposes, and the other one is the working login). So I come to ...