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sshfs You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of mounted directory

Hello I am pretty new to using sshfs and I can view my mounted directory when I use root under the terminal. I do this by using sudo -i Then I can navigate to my mounted directory and view my ...
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Bluefish not running as root

I was working on a file with the name login.html in bluefish opened as root, and I decided to rename it. So I closed bluefish (but without closing the file in bluefish) and renamed the file. When I ...
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Install Ubuntu on Galaxy Pro [duplicate]

I would like to install Ubuntu on my Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (SM-P900). There is any tutorial available?
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root must be setuid root [duplicate]

I accidentally ran this command chmod -R 755 /usr/bin on my remote server [Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS], and I don't have the root password. When I run sudo it gives me sudo: must be setuid root, This is the ...
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What is the default root password and how to setup pppoe [duplicate]

The installation didn't ask me to set root password, but many occasions asked me for it. So what's the default root password? I wish to connect to network via PPPoE. How do I set it up?
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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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Block a command from sudo user

I don't need an administrator to change my root password. I don't want any sudo user to execute this command: sudo passwd $root I have tried it in the sudoers file using the following command: ...
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why my root password is not working? [duplicate]

I guess as the root password is default user account password (if i am wrong correct me) in terminal when I type su it asks me password when I enter my password it says Authentication failure why is ...
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RStudio UI with Ubuntu 14.04 system fonts under root

I am using rstudio on Ubuntu 14.04. Without launch the rstudio via root "sudo rstudio", rstudio is not able to install the package in the native R library folder, and also cannot open project even ...
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Failed boot…? [duplicate]

So here's the order in which things happen after turning on the computer: It shows the motherboard splash screen quickly. It goes to a screen where the options are to boot Ubuntu and do a couple of ...
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Create FTP users with limited access only to home directory Ubuntu 12.04

I'm having Ubuntu 12.04 server and I have installed VSFTPD service for FTP. I'm trying to create a FTP user who has access only to /var/www/ directory and all permissions for sub-directories. ...
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Moving away from ROOT user

I've recently been asked to help out a friend with some server and website issues they have been having, nothing major really. However I found out that since the day they got their VPS everything, ...
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how to change root permission by text console

I have edited and restarted the permission for both root and others for a folder 'usr' and restarted the system now ican only load the text console how to change the permission of that folder using ...
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Script To Logout Root and Login User

I was wondering if there was a way to make a script that logouts of root or takes the automatic root login and logs in a user. This is for security reason so that the user cannot change important ...
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Cannot set icon [closed]

When I put file icon.png in to the usr/share/icons folder (doing that as root), I can't set that icon on my application latter on. When I try, I navigate to the icons folder, but that icon doesn't ...
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Why is root running java

Just noticed that root is running a process named java. Is there really an Ubuntu system level process that necessitates this, or is this a sign of some rouge software or incorrect installation of a ...
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Disable ttymxc0

I am attempting to disable the ttymxc0 screen that automatically logs into root on boot up. Does anyone have any Idea how to do this? I have Ubuntu 12.04 running on an arm system.
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add alias to root

I need to execute a command for my system to search for new sd cards and to be able to execute it I need to me logged on as root. Simply using sudo with the command does not work. This is not a ...
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I don't have permission to access this device on iftop and need to be root to run NetHogs

I have two dilemma's here: One is, I tried using iftop but it said I don't have permission to capture on that device (socket: operation not permitted) I can use ifconfig just fine. Also, I installed ...
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How to come out of root user?

I just gained root access following steps from the http://www.wikihow.com/Become-Root-in-Ubuntu. My prompt get changed from $ to # sign, indicating I have root access. Now I have come out or log out ...
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Auto entering root password

In Fedora 20, there's an option when enabled, the system enters the root password whenenver a window is opened asking for root password. Is there a way to add such functionality to Ubuntu?
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Small Modification turned into a huge problem - I think my system has been hacked [closed]

I'll try to keep this brief, but I set the permissions for /usr/bin/ to -R using chown. I later read when I couldn't seem to log in as su that this may have compromised my complete system security. ...
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How to use root user in Ubuntu 14.02 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.02 LTS alongside Windows Xp. During installation, I was asked only for user name and password. I was not asked for root user and password. So, when I click on root user, I ...
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Partition question for Desktop 14.04 Install from 10.04

Tried to install 14.04 with DVD onto existing 10.04 Desktop. The process froze after an error message something like 'could not delete files'which came after a 'Deleting unneeded files' message. I ...
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Why does .gnupg belong to root?

What is the purpose for the .gnupg directory belonging to root. My system will not allow me to write to the directory b/c of it. Are there any security concerns with changing this?
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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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How to gain root access to UEC image?

When openstack creates an instance from a UEC image (using precise amd64), the SSH public key is successfully injected via cloud-init and I'm able to ssh into the instance via the ubuntu account, but ...
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What is the difference between sudo X and running X as root?

My question is asking regarding a specific observation that I would like to understand. I just tried to install the package rJava in R and failed even though I prefaced the installation as suggested ...
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Ubuntu sudo su and server su clarification

I have a question about root. when i want to change to root in ubuntu have to type: sudo su - i am not allowed to type: su and su - root Howerver it works the other way around on my server, ...
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When I tried installing Google Chrome, it asked me for a root password

I just got Ubuntu on my Windows 7 laptop. When I installed Google Chrome, it asked me for a "root password". I tried my own password for my account and it didn't work. Then I searched for a way to ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 + kdm sound works only when logged in as root

I am NOT advocating logging in as root. But I found that sound works when I do. When I log in as a normal user- no sound, no mixer, no hint that the machine even has an audio device. Where do I ...
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I can't access my root user [duplicate]

I am a new Ubuntu user and I am using Ubuntu 14.04. When I try to change root permissions, I get some error reports. I have already tried sudo chown -R 777 / and sudo chmod -R 777 /. Please help me if ...
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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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Enable copying of special files in gui

I have made a portable Hdd to boot into root user directly hen booted. I have also removed the login screen, so that it directly boots into the root user. I no have to make a change in copy method in ...
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remote install ubuntu server back to start?

I got a Ubuntu server where i have root access, i do not have access to it physically. There was a lot of random stuff on it when i got it. How can i install it back to clean, as it was in the ...
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Most secure way to install node?

Should I install node as root and then add user permissions to run it, or add a sudo user to the sudoers file and install and run it that way? It seems to me that adding the user to sudo would be a ...
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How did this exploit allow write access to root owned files?

For a computer security assignment at my university I need to find and understand an exploit that works on ubuntu 10.04. I have already found and tested one on an Ubuntu 10.04 machine (that I own) ...
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How to enable root access on Ubuntu 14.04

i´d like to enable the ssh root access on Ubuntu 14.04. Editing the /etc/ssh_config (PermitRootLogin yes) didn´t affect anything
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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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How to achieve root access? Also a more simple breakdown of instructions

Need more simple breakdown of the instructions, yes I acknowledge the risks. All i need the access for is for external development(s) for android. Already have adb installed as well as fastboot plus ...
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ZTE Blade III Pro - Android Phone

I have ZTE BLADE III PRO android smartphone, with 1.2 GHz dual core processor and android 4.1.2 OS, but I want to try Ubuntu Touch, can anybody tell me is it possible to install Ubuntu on this phone ...
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Password problem with Ubuntu (virtual machine) [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu installed as a vmware guest. I am having difficulty logging in; I remember password, but it is saying my password is incorrect. Please help me to recover the password for root.
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listing permissions

I'm a biomedical scientist and I'm having trouble running a custom data analysis pipeline written by one of our collaborators. His script crashes with /bin/sh: 1: ...
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How to properly clone both root and user information with proper permissions?

I have been looking for a backup software for my Ubuntu boxes that works with the similar ease of EaseUs backup software for windows. I would like to be able to back up both user info and root info. ...
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Are you a root? [duplicate]

If I want to install a program by: sudo apt-get install package_name I always get the error: E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/apt/lists/lock - open (2 No such file or directory) E: Unable to ...
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cp - cannot create regular file : permission denied

I want copy to /lib/udev but gives error cp -f /tmp/ok_pcscd_hotplug.sh /lib/udev cp:cannot create regular file /lib/udev/ok_pcscd_hotplug : Permission denied I am root , but I can't understand . ...
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How do I set a password for root and skip creating an additional user during Ubuntu 14.04 Server installation?

It appears that Ubuntu 14.04 Server disabled the root account during installation (by not setting its password). I have been unable to find any way to set the password for the root user during the ...
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How do i log in as root? [duplicate]

How do I log in as root? I can't do aptitude unless I am root. I have broken / held packages that I can't install.
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lock screen asks for root password which I never set

I recently installed Ubuntu server on my server and I found out it had no gui by default. So I installed that with the help of this page Everything seemed to be fine so I started copying some files ...