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How can I automate a root command after (not during) startup?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, but I need to run the following command: sudo dhclient after startup to acquire a stable ethernet connection. I am running dhclient during startup already, through the /...
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How do I get Unity to launch “Log File Viewer” as root?

By default, "Log File Viewer" is not launched from Unity as root in Ubuntu 11.04. This is pretty useless, as most of the log files are only readable by root. How can I change this behavior so that it ...
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Can't access Root File Folder

I just installed Ubuntu 11.0 and when I try to go into Root folder to add new wirless drivers it says I don't have permissions to access the root folder even though I am the only user on the computer ...
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how to shutdown a linux machine, including the root password, in 1 line?

How do you include the root password, say for shutting down an ubuntu machine? like, sudo shutdown now is it possible to include the password on this 1 line? like an extra parameter? reason for ...
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Allow “root” program to run without privileges

I've changed my ctrl-alt-l shortcut so instead of just locking the screen, the system goes into suspend. (for reference, the command is gksudo pm-suspend-hybrid) as you can see, the program needs to ...
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Enable Root Login in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is there no option to login as root? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 version. I have enabled root through terminal. But there is no display for root-login in login window.
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(No Root File System)-ergo no install 12.04

I have my HDD 1Tb partitioned with fs ext4. Previously I was booting from the 2TB Hard Drive...I disconnected that. Now I want a clean install 12.04 but cannot figure out "Root File System" ("/") ...
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How can I restrict changing of the keyboard layout to root users only? [closed]

Is there any way by which I can disable "changing the keyboard layout" so that only a user with root privileges can change the layout.
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sshfs permissions problem — need to be root to view some files [closed]

I'm automounting sshfs shares using a script in /etc/network/if-up.d/ and entries in /etc/fstab. I have keys set up for my user so no password is required. My user (1000) has sudo rights on the ...
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How do I run Apache as root?

Ok I need to run my Apache web server as root. For this I typed echo whoami; in terminal. It gives me output: root. But when I check my apache server running as a root user or not by executing ...
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Changing the permissions in root files without sudo from recovery

Hi I recently killed my etc folder by running: sudo chmod etc 417. Due to sudo being in that folder it cannot be accesed now, so I have to change the permissions back to the correct ones using 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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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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Live log of commands run by a user

I need a live log of all the processes run by the root user, so that I can just tail the file or something, I know there is /root/.bash_history but that is not updated until the session has ended. Is ...
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How to Run files and open folders as an administrater 11.10

Solved!!! Enable open as administrator in nautilus! To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below: enter code here sudo apt-get ...
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I know my root password, so where do i type it to open this file?

I have my root password, and just installed a keylogger for myself and after losing a long chunk of text i worked really hard on to a program crash. The keylogger installed just fine, using my root ...
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nautilus will not open as root [closed]

I have reinstalled my ubuntu 11.10 per one accident a couple of days, when I try to open nautilus as root from console I get this error: nautilus[3282]: segfault at 0 ip 00007faa7d56bcea sp ...
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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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Ugly application GUI when logged in as root [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get a matching theme when I run a program as root? When logging in as root all windows look very basic, much like windows 98, when using custom themes. Themes in ...
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How do I demand a password on single user mode?

I have learned that I can boot into single user mode (or whatever it's called) by hitting Ctrl+e in the Grub2 menu and adding single to the correct line in the boot script. This is all good - it's ...
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Why did ubuntu install break out my partitions?

I have a 750GB hard disk with Windows 7 installed. So I shrunk the C: drive to about 80 GB, created two more partitions, one for data (about 615GB), one for ubuntu (30GB) (extended partition). I ran ...
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What is the root password in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

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 doesn'...
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How Do I Stop The Service Sudo?

I want to make it impossible for any root commands to be issued during a Live Boot session. I don't want anyone being able to sign in as root. Period! So, is it possible to stop the sudo service? ...
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Is it possible to change a program's privileges while running?

Is it possible to start a program normally, and then later give it root or some other level of permission without restarting it?
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Making Existing Userlevel program root?

Is it possible to give root to an already running application which runs at userspace? Like x program is running, I did some unsaveable work on x program, But it needs root to complete. I do not want ...
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How to change the permission of my internal cd/dvd drive?

I decided to build my own gui (ubuntu server, openbox and stuff). I am having a permissions problem with my cd drive. When I try to mount it with user privileges it tells me that I'm not allowed. I ...
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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 ...
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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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minidlna is running as root. is this bad?

I installed minidlna from the tarball. The version using apt-get install minidlna is a little older and does not have compatibility features i need. I auto start minidlna by executing sudo update-rc.d ...
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Run command at boot as root

I need to run a bash script at boot-time as superuser in Xubuntu. I don't know where to start. I have to do something described in a Arch Linux guide. That guide says exactly: Add following at the ...
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Ubuntu how to edit files using graphical interface w/o being root?

I have Ubuntu setup on a VM and want to edit some apache configs, but it's requiring that I am root. I can do this using 'sudo' in terminal, but I want to just edit by double clicking and saving - ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 i was exploring in the users account. and i have changed my account rom administrator to ...
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how to back to be the administrator in ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I was exploring in user accounts. I only have my account but i changed from administrator to standart. and I didn't can put to ...
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Running Programs As Root While Online

I'm remastering an Ubuntu based distro, meant to be used live only and primarily as a browser so a users hard-drive can be virus free while online. This live browsing adds security for Linux users, ...
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Missing password [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost Administrative(root) password? I just installed again ubuntu 11.10 because ubuntu asked me for a password that I didn't have... And now again... ...
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Is it possible to unset root password?

Is it possible to unset the root password once it has been set in ubuntu? Am trying to run a backup using Arcserve R16 backups agents. I run it as the admin user but of course it does not have root ...
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What size should my root partition be if I'd to use like a separate /home partition?

I thought a basic layout would call for 3 partitions on the 160 GB hdd of my EEE netbook. It's got 1 GB RAM so I'll go with a swap partition the same size. The question is what size my / partition ...
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ROOT_MISMATCH error after following FAQ directions

While using Ubuntu One in 11.04 I am unable to change my account info. When I made the switch to 11.04 I forgot that I already had an Ubuntu One account so, I made a new one. However, upon going ...
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Why I'm not asked to set a password for Root when Installing Ubuntu?

When I install Ubuntu, it never shows an option to set a password, yet there is a password when trying to log in to the admin account and when I try to install packages. I can't change the password in ...
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Can I run Apache2 as my user on my Ubuntu for development purposes? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Whats the simplest way to edit and add files to “/var/www”? Should I as a developer use var/www in conjuction with apache? I've gone and re-installed Ubuntu ...
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How can I make everything just assume I'm running as the superuser?

Is there a way I can make things just assume that when I run them I am running them as a privileged administrator (AKA root)? I know it could be dangerous and all, but its a risk I'm willing to take ...
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Nautilus doesn't display contents of the home folder when launched as root

It shows the desktop symbol but it doesn't show the files on my desktop neither. I'm running Ubuntu 11.10 with GNOME shell.
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Ubuntu LiveCD,editing xorg.conf

someone has edited wrongly my xorg.conf file in /etc/x11/xorg.conf and so my computer wont show anything,just a blank screen.I want to be able to edit the xorg.conf file and delete all the changes ...
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Have put me out of admin

Installed a new user and then tried to create one with the name root, because sudo nerves. Didnot work and i have learnt in the meantime, this is not possible. I am now unable to login into user "...
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Have put me out of admin update [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Have put me out of admin Updatet: Ubuntu 11.10 64bit. Error while logging in: Cannot update /home/marek/.ICEauthority .In the meantime i can work in terminal as sudo with ...
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Recovery kernel boots into root with no menu

I've had this problem ever since the oneiric upgrade. Recovery kernel boots straight into root prompt, with no menu. I also can't telinit 3.
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Cannot find /usr/bin/ in nautilus

I'm trying to get the program "Desktop Drapes" to run on startup, and so far the only guide that's gotten me anywhere is this one: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8810911#post8810911 Things ...
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installation of driver under root

I am trying to install a graphics driver as Ubuntu wont boot on my new laptop due to graphics card problem I have downloaded laterst driver and put it on a pendrive can someone give me the commands ...
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Firefox 4 and Firefox 3.6, users cannot start Firefox 3.6

i installed firefox 4 and downloaded firefox 3.6 because molybdenum is not available for ff4! firefox 3.6 is located /usr/local/share/firefox-36/firefox (only root can run ff3.6). if the user "peter"...
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Ubuntu 11.10 with KDE installed does not prompt for elevation for privileged ops in all apps

I installed the KDE window manager on top of Ubuntu 11.10 and while I am using KDE, I do not get an elevation dialog when I try to perform tasks that require root privileges. Instead, the operations ...