I have a root user with password and an ordinary user with a seperate password. When trying to configure fire wall ufw, it will not accept my root password. Is it to do with advanced bin/bash etc on ...
A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
I've been using gksudo nautilus and sudo nautilus through Alt+F2. What's the difference? They look very similar!
To be short, I want to copy a folder to a location /usr/share/screenlets/.... in Ubuntu 10.04 system. I tried by logging in as root from terminal giving su. I even changed my user account type to ...
I'm trying to install the NetBeans IDE in my Ubuntu and in the process it's asking for my root password which I don't remember. I know my sudo user password. How can I recover my root password?
This is a follow up question to my prior thread. This solution works very well. However, after booting up, I only see a blinking cursor. Crtl+Alt+FX, where X=1..4 e.g. invokes a root Shell. I want ...
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 ...
Why does Ubuntu not allow the GUI users to login as root at the time of system start up like administrator in Windows? Why they are restricting us to login only through the terminal?
I'm trying to convince Ubuntu's init system not to start X11 at boot-up. Removing gdm did not change the fact that each time the machine restarts, X11 with Gnome comes up. How do I get rid of it? I ...
What is the Ubuntu way for system administrators to receive system notifications, which typically take the form of e-mail sent to the root account? Examples of such notifications are the output of ...
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 ...
I used gksudo nautilus (not through the terminal but through the 'Open With' command) for some copy & paste stuff that requires root access. But now whenever I open the file browser (Nautilus) to ...
Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am trying to make Java and wireless access available to all the users and it asks for authentication, but my admin account's password ...
Today, after about 20 minutes of logging in my Ubuntu 10.4, I notice the CPU and hard disk usage going up. top revealed that root was running emacs23. It is basically the same behavior described at ...