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I don't want other administrator to change my password [duplicate]

I have one administrator account in my system which named as "admin". One more admin account called "test". I don't want test account to reset "admin" account and root account password in my system. ...
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Find where your files are being used

Im running a server with no GUI. Is there a way to find where my files are being called? I want to know which files are calling my /bin/auto-root-login. I want to know this because my system uses ...
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1answer
52 views

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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16 views

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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2answers
82 views

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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1answer
16 views

Restoring rights for /var

I accidentally ran "sudo chown www-data /var -R". Right after I ran "sudo chown root /var -R" to restore the rights. I can however no longer login now. I'm still getting the full disk encryption ...
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1answer
459 views

Changed root password on my server, now can't login anymore

I decided to change the root password that came preset on a fresh DigitalOcean server (ubuntu 12.04). I used the first answer to this post: How to change root password in ubuntu? which is: sudo -i ...
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0answers
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root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
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1answer
48 views

13.10 login loop workaround creates unwanted root access

Neither lightdm not gdm actually allow me to log into any account but guest. My solution, so far, has been to drop to the shell (ctrl+alt+f1) login, then sudo startx. the xauthority file never locks ...
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0answers
106 views

Is it possible to switch to root at login? [duplicate]

Say I login to my ubuntu server as user "Bob" and I want all my actions to be performed with sudo, is it possible to set some kind of permanent sudo automatically at login? Alternatively, if the ...
1
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1answer
2k views

How to deny root SSH login + require SSH key for user?

After reading this similar question I'm unclear how to require SSH keys for user, while denying SSH access to root (key or password). I'll use sudo after logging in as a user if I need to be root. I ...
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0answers
152 views

unable to root login and may be ~/.bash problem

initially i am trying to connect with github with RSA key and it is giving error permission denied...unknown host. Then change my ~/.ssh directory permission to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/ ...
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1answer
85 views

how to remove root login from login screen

I have enabled root to login from screen. I want disable it keep normal and guest user on login screen only because even if I login with normal user for shutting down my machine I have to login with ...
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2answers
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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0answers
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Startup application as root when user logs in

Normally if i need an application to start at start-up and to run as root i put the application, script or the link in /etc/init.d/. But what i want to achieve is something different. I want to have ...
0
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1answer
34 views

I don't understand why this is happening?

I just installed Ubuntu, it boots and then I get stuck there :( Problem shown link given below: Ubuntu Log In Problem
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1answer
520 views

After changing password, cannot log in

I lost the password to my old laptop, and after reading, I found out how to change it using the text interface. I successfully changed my password to my root user, but now instead of telling me ...
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2answers
451 views

login as root user with full privilages [duplicate]

I dont like to enter password for every software to install or other thing like it.i look for a way that can login with root user as default when ubuntu started. in fact i want login with a user that ...
1
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1answer
233 views

Cannot login to server after file permissions change!

I am using Ubuntu server. I ran: chmod -R 700 / when I was logged in as root. Now when I try to login as my normal user I immediately get kicked out. Is there anyway to log back in to the server ...
0
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1answer
3k views

Log into root directly [duplicate]

Quite a while back i'd worked briefly on Red Hat, and it had this option of booting into root directly, and not using the su command to change your access. I know that by default the root account is ...
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1answer
291 views

Cannot update .ICEauthority, do not have permission to remove/change, cannot resolve host!

I've seen this question asked many times before, and tried every single solution I found, yet none of them solved this problem. All my programming/computing knowledge comes from copying the solutions ...
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1answer
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How to enable or disabled a user?

I'm uing ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I have 3 users: user1(administrator), user2(standard) and guest. I wanted to disable user1 and enable user2 which auto logs on with no password but after I did that I ...
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0answers
21 views

Locked out of administrator account and do not remember root password (password was manually set for root) [duplicate]

I was writing a script to help force myself to go to bed. It had two parts, first, it would lock my account at 11PM using crontab. Then, I added a unlock if statement that was supposed to unlock the ...
4
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1answer
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No effective root

I wanted to login as a user, but when I typed in login usr (usr is just a placeholder for the user name) the system returned: login: Cannot possibly work without effective root. How can I fix ...
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1answer
651 views

Can't log in although password is correct

Im fairly new to ubuntu so bear with me on this. I was doing an assignment for my CSCI 323 class that required Manually adding a new user and my problem came about after I followed these instructions: ...
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4answers
2k views

Can't login as root anymore

I wanted to change my username, and tried out this explanation here: http://askubuntu.com/a/205470/112035. First, I changed the username in /etc/passwd to the new one. Then I wanted to change it at ...
5
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1answer
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Unable to change user password in Ubuntu 12.10

The User Password is not changing for some reason. In the terminal it says password updated successfully, $ sudo passwd [sudo] password for zaigham: Enter new UNIX password: Retype new UNIX ...
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1answer
387 views

root login after ldap install?

I have set up ldap on my local network following the Ubuntu Manual. For some reason (after ldap setup, not before), it seems to have made a root entity in my ldap tree, which now allows for the ...
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0answers
268 views

Cycles through black screen on login after changing password [duplicate]

On my laptop, I forgot the password to my Ubuntu partition, so I logged into the root command shell on the recovery start up option in GRUB so that I could change the password. On my first attempt to ...
0
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1answer
640 views

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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Want entry as root at login screen to do backups via deja-dup gui [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I open Deja Dup as root? I want to use the deja-dup gui to backup (the one with the black safe icon). I prefer to do this as root user, not as a normal user. ...
3
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2answers
306 views

Environment variables in motd not working

I’m trying to send user login logs to my email with the users name and location. After making the script I found that environment variables can’t run in this script, I’m hoping that someone out there ...
3
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6answers
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Unable to login as root from the login screen even though I have a root account

I have installed 12.04 LTS but surprisingly not able to login as root. I have unlock and set the password for root but while login i can not see 'other' option in GUI login where i can put root id and ...
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4answers
6k views

Unable to login to super user from normal user [duplicate]

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with no problem. But after login as a normal user, I am unable to switch to super user(using "su" command). Its showing "Authentication failure" plz help me..
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3answers
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Run script as root at login (no sudoer user, shell session)

Much like /etc/profile and ~/.profile but ran by root instead of the user is doing login. /etc/rc.local runs after boot but I need running the script before login. The user is not a sudoer one. ...
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2answers
1k views

Wubi Install as Root User

Is it possible to install ubuntu from wubi with the root account (and have it show up in login screen, unlike when it is made manually with "sudo passwd root")?
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2answers
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Auto-login to console as root - no Xserver

I'm setting up a PC for a very specific purpose. It's going to do some stuff deep underwater... round about 3km. We don't fear fish hijacking the box locally ;). I'm trying to set up a login: no ...
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3answers
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Login fail with low graphics then crash? [closed]

I was using Transmission to download some stuff, when I got a notification that there was only 800 MB of free space left. I soon rebooted, only to find out, that i could not login again. I would get ...