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Terminal crashes when I'm trying to use “ps aux” or “ps -U root”

I have a problem with terminal. Recently, I accidentally deleted all my files in /home directory, but I restored it with Testdisk program. I think that probably this could cause problems. The problem ...
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1answer
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Alt-tab (suddenly?) disabled in root account on Gnome Classic (with/without Effects)

It appears that alt-tab does not work correctly in atleast Gnome Classic and Gnome Classic without Effects in the root account. In Gnome Classic, Alt-Tab does not initate any execution. The alt key ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - After release-upgrade from 11.10 - no more root login?

Question: I did do-release-upgrade on Ubuntu 11.10. Now, I have Ubuntu 12.04, and I can login as a normal user, but not as root. On 11.10, I could login as root without problem. I checked on the ...
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How do I log into GNOME as a root?

I've enabled the root account by setting a password for it but not matter what I try I cant log into any DE but the default unity one, while any other user (but root) can choose any DE
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How do I launch a GUI application as root on user login?

I would like to launch a Gnome application with root privileges at login. I have tried adding a script to launch using update-rc.d myscript.sh defaults. It looks like the application does launch, ...
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1answer
421 views

How do I edit a file / launch an app without having to worry about “permission denied” messages?

When I need to edit a file (e.g. the httpd.conf file or the php.ini file) I start a terminal and open it with: sudo vim /etc/apache2/httpd.conf Most of the times, in order to be able to edit the ...
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How to install Awesome WM without root access?

I want to install the Awesome window manager. In the environment where I want to configure it I don't have root access. I do have a machine were I can be root (I use for this a virtual machine in my ...
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Custom GNOME applet in Python needs to have root privileges

I've written a custom GNOME panel applet in Python that needs to write to some root-owned files. Is there a way to make it start with root privileges without using suid?