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Disable ttymxc0

I am attempting to disable the ttymxc0 screen that automatically logs into root on boot up. Does anyone have any Idea how to do this? I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on an arm system.
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add alias to root

I need to execute a command for my system to search for new sd cards and to be able to execute it I need to me logged on as root. Simply using sudo with the command does not work. This is not a ...
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I don't have permission to access this device on iftop and need to be root to run NetHogs

I have two dilemma's here: One is, I tried using iftop but it said I don't have permission to capture on that device (socket: operation not permitted) I can use ifconfig just fine. Also, I installed ...
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How to come out of root user?

I just gained root access following steps from the http://www.wikihow.com/Become-Root-in-Ubuntu. My prompt get changed from $ to # sign, indicating I have root access. Now I have come out or log out ...
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Auto entering root password

In Fedora 20, there's an option when enabled, the system enters the root password whenenver a window is opened asking for root password. Is there a way to add such functionality to Ubuntu?
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my ubuntu writes: ssh unrecognized service. what am I doing wrong? [closed]

/I read from this site: http://java.com/ru/download/help/linux_x64_install.xml/ P.S. thanks.
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Small Modification turned into a huge problem - I think my system has been hacked [closed]

I'll try to keep this brief, but I set the permissions for /usr/bin/ to -R using chown. I later read when I couldn't seem to log in as su that this may have compromised my complete system security. ...
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How to use root user in Ubuntu 14.02 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS alongside Windows Xp. During installation, I was asked only for user name and password. I was not asked for root user and password. So, when I click on root user, I ...
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Partition question for Desktop 14.04 Install from 10.04

Tried to install 14.04 with DVD onto existing 10.04 Desktop. The process froze after an error message something like 'could not delete files'which came after a 'Deleting unneeded files' message. I ...
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Why does .gnupg belong to root?

What is the purpose for the .gnupg directory belonging to root. My system will not allow me to write to the directory b/c of it. Are there any security concerns with changing this?
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How do I disable root login?

I wanted to try the root login ( GUI mode ) but I am a bit scared that I might mess up something so I want to disable it. How do I do it?
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How to gain root access to UEC image?

When openstack creates an instance from a UEC image (using precise amd64), the SSH public key is successfully injected via cloud-init and I'm able to ssh into the instance via the ubuntu account, but ...
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What is the difference between sudo X and running X as root?

My question is asking regarding a specific observation that I would like to understand. I just tried to install the package rJava in R and failed even though I prefaced the installation as suggested ...
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Ubuntu sudo su and server su clarification

I have a question about root. when i want to change to root in ubuntu have to type: sudo su - i am not allowed to type: su and su - root Howerver it works the other way around on my server, ...
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Locked out of MySQL (root)

I have created a linked server from Magento MySQL DB to MSSQL Server, but foolishly linked it with Root user and the Root user to the Servers IP. Now when i try to log into MySQL on putty (Magento ...
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When I tried installing Google Chrome, it asked me for a root password

I just got Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop. When I installed Google Chrome, it asked me for a "root password". I tried my own password for my account and it didn't work. Then I searched for a way to ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 + kdm sound works only when logged in as root

I am NOT advocating logging in as root. But I found that sound works when I do. When I log in as a normal user- no sound, no mixer, no hint that the machine even has an audio device. Where do I ...
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I can't access my root user [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to change root permissions, I get some error reports. I have already tried sudo chown -R 777 / and sudo chmod -R 777 /. Please help me if ...
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How do I log into root? [duplicate]

I can't log into root as login fails whenever I put the correct password in. How can I Change the password? How do I login? I kinda a noob with Ubuntu terminal.
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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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remote install ubuntu server back to start?

I got a Ubuntu server where i have root access, i do not have access to it physically. There was a lot of random stuff on it when i got it. How can i install it back to clean, as it was in the ...
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Most secure way to install node?

Should I install node as root and then add user permissions to run it, or add a sudo user to the sudoers file and install and run it that way? It seems to me that adding the user to sudo would be a ...
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How did this exploit allow write access to root owned files?

For a computer security assignment at my university I need to find and understand an exploit that works on ubuntu 10.04. I have already found and tested one on an Ubuntu 10.04 machine (that I own) ...
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How to enable root access on Ubuntu 14.04

i´d like to enable the ssh root access on Ubuntu 14.04. Editing the /etc/ssh_config (PermitRootLogin yes) didn´t affect anything
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Autorun windows share mount script after login as root

I have looked everywhere for a solution that lets me run CIFS automount script after login with around 20 second delay. What I have tried. Added the script to visudo: rait ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ...
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How to achieve root access? Also a more simple breakdown of instructions

Need more simple breakdown of the instructions, yes I acknowledge the risks. All i need the access for is for external development(s) for android. Already have adb installed as well as fastboot plus ...
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ZTE Blade III Pro - Android Phone

I have ZTE BLADE III PRO android smartphone, with 1.2 GHz dual core processor and android 4.1.2 OS, but I want to try Ubuntu Touch, can anybody tell me is it possible to install Ubuntu on this phone ...
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Password problem with Ubuntu (virtual machine)

I have Ubuntu installed as a vmware guest. I am having difficulty logging in; I remember password, but it is saying my password is incorrect. Please help me to recover the password for root.
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listing permissions

I'm a biomedical scientist and I'm having trouble running a custom data analysis pipeline written by one of our collaborators. His script crashes with /bin/sh: 1: ...
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How to properly clone both root and user information with proper permissions?

I have been looking for a backup software for my Ubuntu boxes that works with the similar ease of EaseUs backup software for windows. I would like to be able to back up both user info and root info. ...
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Are you a root?

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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cp - cannot create regular file : permission denied

I want copy to /lib/udev but gives error cp -f /tmp/ok_pcscd_hotplug.sh /lib/udev cp:cannot create regular file /lib/udev/ok_pcscd_hotplug : Permission denied I am root , but I can't understand . ...
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How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
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How do i log in as root? [duplicate]

How do I log in as root? I can't do aptitude unless I am root. I have broken / held packages that I can't install.
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lock screen asks for root password which I never set

I recently installed Ubuntu server on my server and I found out it had no gui by default. So I installed that with the help of this page Everything seemed to be fine so I started copying some files ...
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Trouble Resetting Root password [duplicate]

I am having trouble resetting the root password using all but the most drastic of ways but I am still unable to change it! The error message is as follows: Sorry password does not match (even when ...
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Why aren't menus integrated in bar when running as super user?

When I open any window as root, menus aren't integrated in the menu bar or in the window's title bar. Why does this happen? Can I prevent this behavior?
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Black screen after enabling root user

I'm new at Ubuntu. I had to enable the root user. Once I did by running sudo passwd root I restarted the computer and I get a blank screen and I can't login. What should I do? Is there a way to ...
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Co-using folder with root

I'm searching for a workaround for creating a folder which will be fully co-used with root and user including new subdirectories. Example of usage: I have an application which sometimes needs to ...
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How can I modify a file that is owned by root?

I installed a program that runs in a browser. I would like to change the background picture it puts up on the screen or modify the existing one. The properties for that file tell me that it is owned ...
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What is sudo -i [duplicate]

What does this command? sudo -i? I'm not sure if I should have made a post with just this question, but since I'm a Linux newbie and I have a lot more questions and doubts, I decided to go ahead and ...
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I cant open folders as root

When I try to open the themes folder using this command gksu nautilus /usr/share/themes this is what the system throws back at me (nautilus:21515): GLib-GObject-WARNING **: invalid cast from ...
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Can't create folders from GUI even though I'm ADMIN/ROOT

I'm pretty new to ubuntu, or linux for that matter, and I'm trying to perform the simplest activity ever, copy and paste a file; for some reason, when I right-click the folder /usr/bin I see that the ...
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How do I reset or recover my root password?

I have forgotten my root password after changing it. Is there a way to recover or reset it. I really do not want to reinstall Ubuntu again.
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Why this script doesn't work in cron and generates a empty output?

Why this script doesn't work in the cron for root or other user and generates a empty output ? /tmp/test-1.log --------------- #!/bin/sh /bin/echo this is test-1.sh /bin/date "+%FT%T" Permissions ...
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Are there people know how to copy the all of data in root to normal user below /home

I use the root for a period of times,Now,I log on the normal user I created before,which environment is not as same as root. Are there people know how to copy the all of data in root to normal user ...
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How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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Allow user to run programs as root without password. Would it be the correct solution to my problem?

I have a server which I need to be running certain programs permanently; I'm having problems with two of them and I'm not sure if the solution I've found would be the correct one, so I ask for opinion ...
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/usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set

I have run following command accidentally sudo chown [username] -hR / Now sudo su getting error: sudo: /usr/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set How to Solve This?
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Invalid Username

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 version. I am unable to login with the username and password which I gave while running the WUBI installer. Also, while logging in as a Guest user, if I even try to ...