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Changing the color of root prompt in terminal [duplicate]

If I'm going to edit the bashrc file, where do I place the color codes to change the color of the root prompt (and not the normal prompt)? I already have the color for normal prompt changed. But when ...
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How to run Terminal as root?

When we want to run a programs as root we use sudo, gksu, gksudo and etc. Now my question is how do we can run a Terminal as the root user in Terminal? I tried with using gksudo terminal and gksu ...
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How to run Vmware player as root?

I want to use a physical disk in Vmware Player. To do that i need to run Vmware Player as root, how do i do that ? I have tried to start it via terminal but no luck. I have tried to start it via ...
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root shell bash commands not working

I attempted to change my sudo password(I removed myself from sudoers list by mistake). I tried following. In recovery mode, I dropped down to root shell. It is still asking root password. Ctrl D ...
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Why do I get a “cannot execute csh…” error when I try to “sudo su”?

I get this error when I try do sudo su reputa@reputa:~$ sudo su Cannot execute csh: No such file or directory sudo -i is working fine but I want to use sudo su. How do I make it happen?
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How to change root password back to DEFAULT [duplicate]

I already set-up my root password in Ubuntu. But for some reasons now I need to set it back to default as when Ubuntu is freshly installed. I no more need my set root password. How can I set it back ...
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How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS? [duplicate]

How to install flash payer in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ? Also how to get the root permission ?...
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Running SRSRoot in 15.04 (.exe file)

So I installed SRSRoot on 15.04 with wine, and when I try to open with wine, it just loads for about 5-10 seconds and doesn't open. This has happened with a couple of other .exe files. What's causing ...
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How can I increase the size of Root Partition?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS along with Windows 10. I have dedicated 10GB for root directory and now I want to resize the root partition. How can I resize the root?
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Open file or application as root from GUI

Is it possible to open a file or application as root from the GUI? My ideal would be right-clicking on a file or an application and seeing an "Open as Root" choice in the context menu, after which I ...
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Why is there no option to login as root?

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?
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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How to run applications as root?

I am having some strange issue with Kate and Kwrite. When I click on Open File, it crashes with segmentation fault. I am a complete newbie to Linux, and I think the issue is that I am not running ...
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Softaculous Ampps and Webuzo not working

I was pretty hasty in doing these installations, so I can't remember the process completely, and can't find the instructions either. But the chmod was involved. I found them both under /usr/local/ I ...
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What does root not own?

Root does not own the /home/* folders, but what other folders does root not own?
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Must I enable the root account to install Matlab?

I'm trying to install Matlab R20112a on Ubuntu. My problem is: I get access to the installation gui running ./install from a terminal, but the installer fails when it tries to write on the folder ...
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How do I run gparted as root?

I installed gparted to use for partitioning my hard drive so ubuntu is my only os but when I tried to run gparted, it told me that i have to be root but i am root as far as i know how do i know for ...
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Cannot ssh as root to my virtual machine

I have an Ubuntu virtual machine to which I can ping perfectly from my host. I created a root password and I can use it normally too. I also changed the ssh-conf file such that root login is ...
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I have no access to my Internal hard drive or the root file(if that matters)

I overwritten windows and am all in on Ubuntu. I have 2 issues or at least one issue and one question. My Ubuntu won't give me access to one of my Internal hard drives. - Luckely the small one. ...
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How to configure ADB access for Android devices?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10 and I have installed Android SDK, set it's path in my user .bashrc and it works. The problem is that my phone requires adb to be ran by root for permissions, but running adb ...
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SFTP access and editing files outside the home folder

I would like to be able to edit all files on Ubuntu server 14.04 using Filezilla and SFTP. Is there another way to do that except connecting with root user ? If I connect with other user, then I ...
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sudoers_policy, 'sudo' doesn't work?

When I open a terminal and type sudo in order to install or remove applications, it shows: sudo: error in /etc/sudo.conf, line 0 while loading plugin `sudoers_policy' sudo: /usr/lib/sudo/sudoers.so ...
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Trying to execute a process with pkexec asynchronously and get 'Refusing to render service to dead parents'

I'm trying to execute a process as root from my application that runs with regular privileges using pkexec. When I invoke pkexec synchronously everything is fine but when I run it asynchronously with ...
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I need root to run ./a.out (C) program [duplicate]

cd /media/k4li/data2/C gcc program.c ./a.out running ./a.out: bash: ./a.out: Permission denied if I enter sudo ./a.out i get: sudo: ./a.out: command not found
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Problem removing packages [duplicate]

I was trying to remove package with autoremove command & i got this error : E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to lock the ...
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Ctrl-Alt-t opens root terminal instead of normal terminal

I installed Terminator and made it my default terminal with this solution, but now Ctrl-Alt-t opens Terminator as a root terminal. How do I get it to open Terminator as a normal terminal?
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Emails to root go to root@localhost and BCC my aliased address

I've configured postfix to send through my gmail account. My /etc/aliases looks like this: postmaster: root root: my-email-address@gmail.com When I test this using the following: echo test | ...
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How can i remove home directory from download directory without deleting it

In my Downloads folder when I make ls I see the home directory, and I don't know why, I want to remove it but I am afraid to remove my home folder. Can anyone tell me how I can just remove the home ...
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Why does alias in /etc/bash.bashrc not apply to sudo?

I've added the line alias ll='ls -l' to the /etc/bash.bashrc. After a restart, the alias ll from that file affects me, which I checked by commenting out the corresponding alias in my ~/.bashrc ...
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Ubuntu Touch NGM dynamic Fun

I'm trying to install ubuntu on my touch NGM Dynamic Fun. I followed the official directory of ubuntu: https://developer.ubuntu.com/en/start/ubuntu-for-devices/installing-ubuntu-for-devices/ I ...
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Are the /root directory contents the same as my main user if there's only one user on the system?

The root directory is indicated by / and contains the other directories within it. This also contains a directory called home, which lists the only user on my system, sridhar. Now there is another ...
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I entered “sudo chmod 770 /” on terminal. Is it fixable?

I was trying to deny permissions to access the root folder to all non sudoers, and had the (NOT) brilliant idea to run sudo chmod 770 /. Now I get permission denied for all commands. I am running ...
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Run .Desktop file as root

How do I make my desktop file run as root? I have a script to restart the network-manager that needs sudo to run, but it won't work as a desktop file because it still needs root.
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How to open /usr/share/fonts folder into graphical root privilege? [duplicate]

I want copy some fonts into /usr/share/fonts folder but I unable to do it because of I don't have root privilege. I want temporary graphical root privilege just for copy fonts. After that I want back ...
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How to safely delete huge temp files in /root/Desktop in Ububtu 14.04

I was installing some packages in Synaptic and noticed a folder named /root/Desktop which had 3.7 GB in temp files, being short on space I thought of deleting the files, but feared damaging my system! ...
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Need guidance on extending my root partition

I'm in a bit of trouble right now and would like advice on what to do. I have 4.63GB partitioned for my root partition, and as of right now I have 0 space available. My swap space is 14.90GB. Is it ...
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Problem with the root

I would like to know if my drive is properly sized and if I have to make any changes. I usually have problems of space in the root when installing updates. The masage say I don't have enought space in ...
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Opera-stable seems to lack premissions/privileges in 14.04

So I installed the official version of Opera named "opera-stable" in the Ubuntu Software Center. When I run it from launcher, it launches twice and displays a message (Translated to English by ...
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keyboard in tty behaves wrong after login as root

I am not sure if it's the keyboard layout or what. after sudo su the keyboard doesn't work correctly. For example there is no letter 'i' or '.' It really troubles that I can't use i. Can't even ...
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shutdown: Unable to shutdown system from root shell (init=/bin/bash). (ubuntu 14.04)

I made some changes in the boot options in grub to directly login into the root shell viz. Press e at the GRUB2 boot menu. Change the line ro quite splash $vt_handoff with rw init=/bin/bash press ...
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Debug Qt application on ubuntu with root permission using qt creator

It is possible to run my application with root priviliges using sudo, like this: sudo ./MyApp Is it possible to debug my Qt application using root priviliges using QtCreator? How can I do this on ...
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Perform sudo with different password? [duplicate]

Can I perform 'sudo' actions with different password other than my login password? Is there any way to achieve this?
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Adding run as root for nautilus in unity

I am seeking for a way to make run as root option shown in "Files" context menu of Unity so, I get rid of using terminal every time I want to access nautilus as a root. I found the original concept ...
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Get the access to the folder file system/root

I am using a live version of Xubuntu on USB for a extraordinary maintenance of my PC. I have to copy a single file inside the folder file system/root. Currently I can browse the complete folder file ...
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how to set up root account on a new install?

I just installed ubuntu on my netbook and am loving it!! What I’m now trying to do is set up my root account. I tried to run the following command at a command prompt: su root and use the ...
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can not write to hard drive permitions set to root, EMERGENCY!

I have seen many questions about this but i can not get my drives to be writable. I do not understand the command line. I am on a very tight deadline and wondering if i can pay someone to walk me ...
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/root partition full

I have a Desktop PC that I rarely use. Today I booted up this PC to do the updates and to organize some folders but reading my conky I saw that the / (root) partition is almost full. I have 23 GB of ...
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Rooted Genymotion

I use genymotion to emulate Google Nexus 9.I want to run an app which can be only run in rooted mode.So I want to know is there any way that genymotion can be rooted...is so how? Thnx for any help.
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Re-enable graphical root-login on 12.04 LTS

On Ubuntu 11.10, I enabled the graphical login as root by (at least I think so) running sudo passwd After upgrading to 12.04 LTS, the graphical option has gone, while su in the Terminal is still ...