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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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Blank Cacti Graphs

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I'm having an issue with Cacti 0.8.8b not displaying any data in graphs. The graphs are being created and I see files in /var/lib/cacti/rra. My crontab entry for root ...
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Unable to write to /var/log/btmp

I recently had a bunch of entries in my btmp log [because of a boneheaded move on my part] I resolved the issue, but now I would like to clear that log, I copied it somewhere else for reference and ...
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1answer
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Mounting point/ partition permissions

I have 2 partitions in my linux os, and one of them is assigned to mounting point /x. How can I change the permissions, so me and other programs can make files there without root privileges?
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How can I get a new account password using superx

okay I am using SuperX which is an Os based on KDE I am not sure if i can get much help here but lets give it a try. I am trying to install a new Os onto my computer, but it wont allow me to install ...
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1answer
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Make Home folder accesible to different installations

I just installed 14,04 next to 12,02 and I want to copy my home folder from my previous installation to my new one. I get permission errors (cannot read files). How to change that? Thanks.
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Why does system istallation fail on 32-bit Windows machine?

When trying to install the 32 bit desktop Windows version, installation is denied because a key file is already in use as per the ERROR LOG file, wubi-14.04-rev286.log. The relevant information is ...
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How to run Python program installed system-wide through pip without root privileges?

I have two different Ubuntu computers that both has multiple user accounts. I wanted to try the latest version of the backup program Attic, so I used pip3 to install it—with success. However, I can’t ...
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Change ownership of external drive

I just bought a new SATA disk that I've now formated into ext4 using gparted. When I ran Gparted, I ran it as root. Now, I can't write files to the drive because I'm not the owner of the drive. ...
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Access an Encrypted external hard drive with UBUNTU 14.04 [on hold]

How do I access an encrypted external hard drive with UBUNTU 14.04 on with Ubuntu 14.04 OS
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Plex not detecting media on Amazon S3 mounted with S3QL

So I have had a Plex server for a while now, and it has been running on a Dell Poweredge 2850 and Dell Powervault 220s. Ever since this server has been running, our power bill has been way more than ...
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Loading shared object lib jansson.so.4 - error

A binary is launched using execve command. In such a case, I am getting a permission denied error to load the lib jansson.so.4. (I had pasted the lib jansson.so.4.4.0 and created a soft link to lib ...
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Permission denied on perl script - Apache

I have fresh installed ubuntu server 14. After all configuration i'm trying to run my intranet but i have problem and i've tried all (to me) known solutions Apache have no permission to execute my ...
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1answer
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Why doesn't umask work as expected?

Please, can someone explain this to me? I set: umask 000 touch afile.tmp result: -rw-rw-rw- 1 jay apache 0 Aug 16 18:11 afile.tmp I was expecting this: -rw-rw-rw- to be like this: ...
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Getting permission denied while Posting xml using Curl? [on hold]

I have to post a xml to a url to be consumed by some web service. I am using Cent OS 5.6 Apache/2.2.3 (CentOS). When I post from command line using curl-d@"abc.xml" http://example.com It gives me ...
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1answer
15 views

Determining the effective file permissions

I would like to ask what are the rules that Linux OS's are using on ext4 file systems when there are conflicts between directory permission and file permissions. Example: drwxrwx--- user1 group2 ...
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1answer
21 views

ACL's ownership, permissions

Problem: Whenever I write a new file/modify a file in my www folder, permissions and ownerships are being reset on that file, sometimes making the server unable to read the files I create. So I need ...
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chmod+x is not working at ubuntu on AWS EC2

I am trying to run a hadoop word count code in python at the Amazon EC2 environment. I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I run the following command chmod a+x test.sh and expect to run it test.sh as a command. ...
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WUBI admin permission in graphic environment and installing question

While I can more or less create directories and such in folders like usr and bin ("root directories" right) through terminal comfortably (I say more or less because I set the password through wubi and ...
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Change owner of internal hard drive partition from root to user 4

I boot the computer from Ubuntu live usb hdd and created two new ext4 partitions by moving space from main hdd with gparted partition editor. but finally after rebooting I tired to move and create ...
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1answer
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DIR_MODE has no effect on domain-joined user profiles in /home

In /etc/adduser.conf I edited it to be DIR_MODE=0750 so all home directories are not world readable. However, this only seems to effect LOCAL users in the /home directory. I have since joined my ...
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PHP script might be prevented form uploading file because of permissions

I recently had issues with a PHP upload script that refused to move uploaded files to a permanent directory. After numerous alterations and debugging attempts to the script (that previously worked on ...
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How to grant apache2 access for PHP script to modify /media/user/[SD card on phone]?

My achievement is that the script can access /media/user folder, but for some reason it can not sneak into the mounted SD card located on the phone. Of course this can be accessed from nautilus. I ...
0
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1answer
33 views

Windows needs permission from Unix User\Root to delete/move in a samba share

so my samba share requires permissions from Unix User\root to move or delete files. I don't understand why. You don't need to login to access the samba share. Just need to be on the network. The share ...
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1answer
31 views

Can't start chrome, permission denied

Here's what I'm getting: $ google-chrome [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(394)] readlink failed: Permission denied [5934:5934:0812/222947:ERROR:process_singleton_linux.cc(240)] ...
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1answer
37 views

How can I allow anyone to read/write files on a USB stick?

I've got a USB stick which is only used on Ubuntu machines, so is formatted ext4. The users on my machines have various user IDs, which means that a file created by a user on one won't necessarily be ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Samba could not change the permissions of folder “Network”

I'm currently trying to set up samba, and upon creating my first share, it asked if I wanted to set permissions automatically, and I said yes, and then I got an error saying "Could not change the ...
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Recommended root permissions

I think I may have gone overboard with sudo chmod -R, and I can't open a large variety of programs! I'm in the root directory at the moment, looking at the following subdirectories: drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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1answer
122 views

Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04.1, can't access some websites (403 forbidden)

I upgraded my server to 14.04.1. After I restarted Apache, I discovered that some of my sites are not accessible (403 forbidden). The common denominator is that they are my Drupal sites and a group of ...
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1answer
43 views

Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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Enable php script to delete file

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my server. I am trying to delete files using a PHP script. but It does not allow me. every time I use unlink it gives me Permission Denied message. I am not allowed to use ...
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Get Access Problem as admin user

I want to access "sudoers" file and also access "su -" but I fail and get following error please check terminal output that I have tried. I am m-usman(admin) but not allow to edit or access ? :( ...
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Unable to write in folder in which my user has write access

Before I say anything, I know how permission for groups and users works. My setup is: a. my user is monkey and is in the group www-data groups monkey monkey : monkey adm cdrom sudo dip ...
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Can't execute executable in ubuntu 14.04 with a+x

When I try to run a program (eclipse) from a specific folder I get permission denied. Here is the log: > ./eclipse bash: ./eclipse: Permission denied > ls -l eclipse -rwxr-xr-x 1 torstein ...
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1answer
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What are the files needs to be edit to add a user? and what to be write?

I am trying to write a C program to add a new user to my Ubuntu 14.04. I edited 1) /etc/passwd sachin:x:65535:1:sachin:/home/sachin:/bin/bash 2) /etc/shadow ...
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How to get administrator rights?

I am the administrator and only user of my laptop with a new installation of 14.04. I created a bootable USB and when it is used I find this file "PRJ_20071023" that I can not read or delete. I get a ...
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generic-CUPS-PDF-printer - Ubuntu 14.04

Printing any document to a PDF works nicely. Unfortunately I want the created PDF file to be saved at a different location. The current default location is: /home/PDF The desired one location is: ...
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Icons appeared alone and I can't delete them

It's very strange, the computer freeze and I restart it. After the restart I saw 3 icons appeared on the desktop. I can't delete them! Right click - "Delete" is not active, as well as the keybord. ...
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1answer
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Why is everything write protected?

I have searched and searched and can't find anything specific to my problem. I am a Mac user, new to Ubuntu. I wiped my HP notebook and installed 32-bit (no choice) Ubuntu. Then I installed the ...
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Permissions when running second level script

Evening Everyone, I have 1 bash script that starts the program Motion (some may be familiar with). Motion links to a script in the motion.conf upon picture save or file save to a perl script that ...
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Adding firmware to Ubuntu USB through Windows

I have a Cubox-i4Pro, (http://www.solid-run.com/) and I need to add a firmware package to /usr/lib. I can't write to the partition on my Windows because it doesn't use the same file system and ...
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1answer
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How to change permissions on luks-dmcrypt encrypted device?

I encrypted a device using these directions sudo dd if=/dev/urandom of=/dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup -y -v luksFormat /dev/sdb1 sudo cryptsetup luksOpen /dev/sdb1 $name #change "$name" to any name you ...
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1answer
29 views

run ap-hotspot commands from a saved file

How can I create a text file to automatically run these commands: sudo ap-hotspot start sudo ap-hotspot configure sudo ap-hotspot stop sudo ap-hotspot restart One file for each command. I tried ...
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1answer
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How to extract archive or change permissions when there are “read-only file system” errors?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and having a problem changing the file permission of a .zip file. I can neither extract it nor change file permissions. When I extract it by command unzip ...
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1answer
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Can I write a file with only read permission?

I just set a read only permission to a file using chmod 400 filename.txt after that I open the file via vi editor and edit and try to save using :w then is says E45: 'readonly' option is set (add ! to ...
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1answer
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How can I make an ubuntu media server with Samba shares and Deluge?

Here's what I'm looking to do. I want samba shares that I can read,write, and execute on. If I put a file there on one computer, I want to be able to delete or edit it from another. I also want to run ...
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I changed my apache2 directory, and now am having directory and/or permission issues

I set up apache on a Ubuntu 14 machine to host my website, got it up and running. Tested it out and it worked great. After that however I used the httpd.conf file to change the directory of my ...
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1answer
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Restore default System file/folder permessions

So I accidentally typed: sudo chmod a-wrx /etc and since etc contains sudeors.d and many other critical stuff, I couldn't log in/out or perform any administration tasks. I loaded GRUB and went root ...
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1answer
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Write permission for Guest Session

What permissions should I set to a directory to make it accessible in read-write mode for Guest Session? I don't want to make it writable for everyone, just only for Guest Session, so simple: chmod ...
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lampp MYSQL linux permissions

I decided to go safe. I am no linux expert either. I edited my.cnf and gave the mysql username (instead of nobody) I set it to 'nugget'. I then added a user named nugget and added it to the group ...