Multiple devices attached to one machine which operate independently of each other.

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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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Not Quite Multiseat

I am attempting to create a pair programming environment sort of set up like multiseat: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatX or https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MultiseatOneCard (as the ...
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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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How can I give multiple users equal access/ownership to the same samba share?

I'm starting to pull my hair out (and I don't have much left unfortunately). My setup is the following. I have Ubuntu Server 12.04LTS running on a box in my office which has the following SMB ...
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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 ...
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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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Multiple simultaneously logged in users, each with their own VPN connection?

I want to set up a server where multiple users can be logged in at the same time and do development and heavy builds instead of building on laptops. I've set up a 10.04 Lucid computer running FreeNX. ...
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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 with there own home folder. I have an USB disk and want to use it to backup my home folders. Trying this, I got some questions. ...
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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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Switching between users closes all applications [closed]

Our home desktop computer (running ubuntu 11.04) is used mainly by two users, my wife and me. We have the screensaver to lock the screen when inactive. Now, 60% of the times when we switch from one ...
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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 ...