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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 ...
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Dynamic library run as root

I have a dynamic library which must run as root, but for normal users who can not use sudo, they may not be able to use the library, is that possible to configure the dynamic library thus normal users ...
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Using gui (nautilus, say) to copy root files while preserving permissions

Using a gui, I would like to copy a folder hierarchy in which some files belong to a user, some to root, producing an exact copy (same file permissions in target). Using gksudo nautilus allows ...
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root directory almost full but still lots of free space on the partition

some time ago I installed 12.04 from windows xp on a separate "linux" partition via wubi. this partition was allocated 50 GB. my problem now is that obviously the root directory does not have access ...
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Overwritten system files

I need help to work out what damage I have done to my Ubuntu server. I ran a poorly coded script which has overwritten 26 files on my Ubuntu server. The script used sudo to run with root permissions ...
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ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES)

I know that some users may say that this is a duplication but seriously I have combed the answers and those on the internet for over half a day and I am so frustrated i am going to explode. Now that ...
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Although permissions are correct, getting “permission denied”

When login in I get /etc/bash_completion.d/gzip: permission denied /etc/bash_completion.d/resolvconf: permission denied I login and sudo to root. Then I see similar errors when I try to run ...
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no root file system defined error while installing Ubuntu 12.04 inside windows using Wubi

I am trying to install ubuntu 12.04 inside windows 7 using wubi.exe (downloaded separately from Ubuntu forum to get the option to install inside windows). when I restart my machine, ubuntu installer ...
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After installing Emonic as root, Eclipse cannot recognize it

I wanted to program with Emonic in Eclipse. When I tried to install it from the site I got an error message so I installed it as a root user (using su). Now, after I restarted Eclipse but still it ...
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How do I shrink root partition? [duplicate]

I am in a sorta big trouble. I ran into problems with Win8 and after fading up about it I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I was so frustrated I replaced Windows 8 and made a huge root directory of ...
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mysql user access

I'm trying to move my mysql default database directory. I've found out how to do this, but I need to be able to use mysql, when it's /var/mysql/ directory's owner and group are set to root, not to ...
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Password-less Ubuntu install?

When you run Ubuntu as a live boot you are able to install programs etc. without a password, but when you have installed it you have to choose a password and you have to put it in everytime you want ...
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How can I move space from my root partition so I can use it? [duplicate]

When I installed ubuntu I've made my boot/root partition way too large. I need some of that space. What can I do now? I attached a link to a picture to see how my partitions are. I don't really know ...
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Why crontab doesn't want to execute the job as root?

I'am using the Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty) version and i get a problem with my crontab (it was working before 13.10) Here is the command line /usr/lib/cgi-bin/awstats.pl -config=www.skrik.fr -update ...
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change icons back to global theme

I changed some of my individual icons via rooted nautilus and selected my own different icons. But now I want to make them back to whatever my default global icon theme is. Is there anyway to make ...
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how to set permissions to guest account in Ubuntu 13.10

I am using Ubuntu 13.10. I would like to give any user who logs in as guest the permission to read from the harddisk, without having to enter the password. However, guest users should not have the ...
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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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How to install mysql without root access?

I found this article that explains how to install MySQL without root access. However, on the MySQL download page is no download link for Ubuntu. Which one should I choose in this case? If it has a ...
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Installing new icons/themes/etc

I'm trying out 14.04 beta. When I used 13.10, I found a way to access the root folder, which I seem to have forgotten - I did that in order to add icon themes and cursor themes to Ubuntu, as there ...
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How to run programs as root user without using Terminal

I want to run the programs as root user without using the terminal command line, is that possible to do like that? if yes tell me please. Thanks.
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Starting X as a normal user

I am only able to launch startx as the root user, but I would like to run it as a normal user instead, because apparently xrdp won't let me open a remote session when X is running as root. Every time ...
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Should I worry about these warnings when running `rkhunter --check`?

I have several warnings issued on the following log. Can anyone determine if they are something I should be worried about? bog@bog-Compaq-Presario-CQ60-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo apt-get install rkhunter ...
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How can the X root window be seen instead of the Unity desktop?

I would like to be able to see the X root window instead of the Unity desktop. This could be for the purposes of using such programs as Xphoon, which fill the X root window with graphics. How can ...
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What Is The Difference Between “root”, “user”, “group”?

I am new in using UbuntuServer13.10 so during giving permission to a folder to open it on FileZilla on other PC, I got these words and now I want to know about the difference between; "root", "user", ...
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Root has taken rights

I installed root user of Ubunutu and it is working properly. But the only problem is when I come back to my main account, it says that I cannot unmount or mount any Drive as it's in root's ownership. ...
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Edit /srv folder

How can I get access to edit the /srv folder and all of its contents on ubuntu 12? I need to edit some files for a server called airtime. I need read and write privileges in it. Cameron
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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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lightdm.conf is empty: what do i do?

I am trying to become a superuser. I am following these steps: terminal code: sudo passwd root enter my user password create root account password retype root account password terminal code: sudo ...
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problem in booting Ubuntu along side another SSD got ubuntu

Hey guys i have the following problem: I have a USB 3 USB flash 240GB. When i try to boot it alongside Kingston SSD 240GB i get the following error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/UvprB.jpg But when i ...
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sudo asks for root password but expects user in sudoers?

I have the root account enabled. I have degraded the user (say kenneth) to a standard account and I have set the Defaults rootpw flag in sudoers. When I use sudo it correctly prompt for root ...
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nis user can't do su

I setup a nis client and its working fine but I can't do "su" as a nis user(Error: Wrong passwort - But it's correct). Also the login with the local root user is not possible. I only can login as root ...
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How to login in terminal as root anytime when I open terminal?

I don't want to type sudo and my password everytime.I think it is really annoying.Is there any command or option which will consider you root user when you open terminal,everytime When you open ...
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Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
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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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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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How to change the permission on a single file?

I need to change the permission on a couple of files in the /usr/share/backgrounds/. I've been lurking around forums but no one will give me a straight answer. Rather, they just keep warning me ...
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How to change a drive's permissions if it's owned by root?

Earlier I was trying to install steam on my 32 Gb Flash Drive, because my hard drive is very small, but I couldn't because it was FAT formatted. So then I formatted it to EXT 4 using GParted, and when ...