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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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User privileges

I have certain files and folders whose read, write, execute privileges I want to keep locked for certain users. I can use chmod XXX <filepath> for locking file privileges, but the user can ...
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Lost privileges since upgrading to 13.10

Since upgrading to 13.10, I no longer have the 'privileges' to do the following things: Mount USB/CDROM drives Run software centre or software updater Press the GUI shut down or restart buttons ...
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Ubuntu Opera works only with root rigths

Opera doesn't start if I don't start it with sudo opera. Which can be the problem???
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How to permit SUID

I need to permit suid for my user account on my ubuntu 13.04. According to the mount command the bit flag for my account is nosuid. how do i change it to suid.
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effective user id not changing when setting uid to root

I'm currently reading a book on programming with C, i got to a part where i got to write a program which will display the real uid and effective uid that the file is being executed on. After compiling ...
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Cannot modify files in /root

I'm trying to modify files in the /root folder but I can't because I don't have permission. I don't understand what is happening because i thought i'm logged in with the root but the name is just ...
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Installed Ubuntu but can't change installed files

I installed Ubuntu on Windows 7. Also, I installed GROMACS software. There is some problem with one of the files located in /usr/local/gromacs/share/top/ folder. I want to make some changes to and ...
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Why few commands (eg: fdisk -l) do not inform user “you do not have privilege”?

Few commands that need to do sudo remind you that "You do not have the privilege" or "Are you root?" etc. while a few commands do not give such message. For example, if you do fdisk -l instead of ...
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How to copy file from downloads to filesystem/bin?

I am pretty new to Ubuntu 12.04. I have a problem using my datacard on it, so I got a program called Sakis 3G. This program is a file after downloading; it opens in gedit. I need to copy this file to ...
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Nautilus only starts as root user

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit, and when I attempt to start Nautilus from the command line, it does not appear -- although a PID is generated. As root/sudo i can start Nautilus fine. One note: I ...