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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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Opencv commands are needed to be called as root using 'sudo', otherwise shows error

When I enter into my Opencv project directory and do the following command- sudo cmake . sudo make it generates make files without any error and the program runs successfully. But when I do cmake ...
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root password request pop-up every 15 minutes

I don't know what application is asking for the root password for every 15 minutes. Is there any way that I can figure it out? I get a screen 'Authentication Required' 'Authentication is required to ...
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error broken count >0 after installing steam

I am new with Linux and don't know exactly whats going on, but getting the hang of it. The problem is after I installed Steam in Ubuntu 64 bit, I couldn't play a lot of my old games (32 bit) and get ...
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Nautilus as root cant change owner

Running Nautilus as root on Ubuntu 14.04 When attempting to open properties window to change owner I get ERROR:nautilus-properties-window.c:1839:schedule_owner_change_timeout: assertion failed: ...
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Change visibility of files for non-root users

I have a file that is only visible in root mode. I want to make it visible for non-root users. I added permissions such that the maximum of person can read, write and execute it (even if only read ...
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Sudo not available in guest login

When I login as guest I am unable to execute any command with sudo. E.g.: sudo ps returns: sudo: unable to change to sudoers gid: Operation not permitted How can I fix this?
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New size of root partition doesn't seem to be recognized

I ran out of space on my 20 GB root partition, I resized it to 32GB in gparted but it didn't seem to have created more free space. I ran apt-get autoremove and apt-get autoclean, ran bleachbit as ...
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unlock app from root

i tried to lock pidgin application through the following code written on another thread jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo chown root:root /usr/bin/pidgin [sudo] password for jai: $$$$$$ jai@frank-Jai:~$ sudo ...
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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 it with the help of this page Everything seemed to be fine so I started copying some files to ...
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Expand root partition without formatting

I would really like a clear guide to expand my root (/) partition. The screenshot shows my partitions (Windows 7/Ubuntu 14.04 - dual boot) and as you can see /dev/sda3 is my Ubuntu partition. I would ...
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Diferrence between Uxterm, Xterm and terminal? [duplicate]

Is there a differnce in authority betweem the Xterm and the Ubuntu terminal? Im a beginner to Ubuntu and Im worried if i used the Xterm that I somhow have root privilages and i can harm the PC?
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Deleted Myself from Admin Group - Now Getting Error usermod: cannot lock /etc/passwd; try again later [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot lock '/etc/group' in recovery mode I have a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 that is shared between myself and two other family members. My user id was setup as ...
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Root password asking for authentication is required to change user data

When I'm going to set ip address and click on save its showing "authentication is required user data" the its asking "root password" though I've no root password. I've single user account thats it. ...
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How can I copy files from my external drive onto one of my partitions?

I would like to mention that I am completely new to Ubuntu and Linux in general. I wanted to reinstall window 7 on my laptop but someone suggested Ubuntu since it's free, faster and safer. I let ...
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How can I run wine as root?

I know that it's not recommended but nevertheless. sudo wine isn't working
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Why I cannot create a folder inside wherever I want

I am the administrator of my computer. I have created my first account as ilhan. However when I go to /var/www/ it says that the owner is root etc. And I cannot create a user there. What should I do ...
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I couldn't modify a folder in the computers section?

The name of the file /usr/share/themes I can copy, but couldn't cut or paste. Please provide instruction how I can change the permissions of this folder.
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Root user not detected

I installed Ubuntu 14.10 today with the windows installer. After the installation and reboot, when checking the installation, it gives two error messages: 1. First it gives an error message relating ...
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Cannot go into Root

When I enter sudo su or sudo -i in terminal on Ubuntu 12.04, I cannot become superuser. When I enter the password nothing happens. Its like: user@host~: sudo -i enter passwd: ****** user@host~: ...
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How can I run my entire environment as root? [duplicate]

I want a really ROOT user that can do everything. Tired to sudo or to bother with an app because it doesn't let me open a file as root, etc... Is this possible? How? Of course I know the su and sudo ...
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Disk is full but SDA3 has space

I am new to Ubuntu. I have a dedicated server for a website. After every couple of hours, it starts giving errors that the disk is full. I used some basic commands to see the space, and only root is ...
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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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Can't able to go to recovery mode after providing folder writing permission [duplicate]

I am having 10.4 Ubuntu version. I have installed XAMPP in my system for working in PHP. I can't able to write a file in htdocs folder. So I have changed the permission to the folder using the below ...
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Is it okay to chmod 770 root directory “/”?

Output of ls: $ ls -lh / drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4.0K Dec 9 18:56 boot drwxr-xr-x 17 root root 4.2K Dec 10 13:57 dev drwxr-xr-x 92 root root 4.0K Dec 10 13:57 etc drwxrwxrwx 9 lyndon root ...
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xubuntu changes file permissions automatically and unable to change file permissions via terminal

when the computer is booting up, it gives this massage i pressed F to repair. after 10 sec i could log in normally. but had some issues with file permissions in home partition and tried to change ...
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different password for root priviledge

currently I'm actually having a security concern regarding acquiring root privilege on my server. Current situation: I login using SSH to my server and I use my user account for this, this user ...
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Rezising Linux Partition which contains the ubuntu OS in 14.04 LTS

I was trying to extend my / partition using ubuntu live cd after installation done before 6 months. For installing a software i needed 9GB more space in my root partition. The size of the root ...
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how to run as administrator ubuntu 14.04 and not as guest?

today I installed ubuntu 14.04 and also a new user to the new operating sysytem. there are several problems I am facing with it they are: 1.I cant log in as administrator but as guest,can you help me ...
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Boot for USB to fix file permissions

I will start from the beginning. I was a noob and ran a really bad command in Ubuntu and now I can't do anything with sudo. I ran: sudo chmod 644 / I was instructed to boot from a liveCD or ...
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How do I open Deja Dup as root?

I wanted to backup /var/cache/apt/archives using 'Deja Dup' but it keeps saying >> Could not backup the following files. Please make sure you are able to open them. ...
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When I create a file on the desktop,it create in /root/desktop not /home/desktop

When I create a file on the desktop,it create in /root/desktop not /home/desktop,how can I fix it?
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problem new with ubuntu and i cannot install

I have neu cd ubuntu 12.04. With installation was everything ok and after restart i have error unable to monut root vfs kernel panic and cannot open root file. I tried to install this again but not ...
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root access is being denied to maas files

I am trying to change the clock in the maas_local_settings.py file, and am logged in as the root but I am still being denied access to files. I tried opening other files as well but still cannot open ...
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Can't put Theme on Burg boot/burg/themes, it said “Permission not Granted”

How to get permission for all directory ? Because every-time I want to put themes on that directory, it always said "Permission not Granted". I did research, but not help.
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Stop/kill running script if $USER != “root”

I'm working on a scripts that needs to be executed as root, else it should stop everything. #!/bin/bash validationRoot() { if [ $USER != 'root' ] then echo "You're not root! ...
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Application Whitelisting

How does an Ubuntu administrator implement application whitelisting? For example, if I create a LAMP server and I only want SSH, Apache, MySQL and PHP to be able to execute. How can I prevent any ...
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Root crontab not running

For some reason, my root cron tab does not seem to be running. Trying to reboot device every night at midnight. Should be the following as root: crontab -e Then add: 0 0 * * * /sbin/shutdown -r ...
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Allow root access without passwd

Have a VirtualBox Ubuntu guest (14.04) used for the sake of testing only. The root user has its own password, so I can login as root in a separate terminal (su -), or directly from a login session (eg ...
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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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All file save on root partiton but not use home partition

When installed Ubuntu 13.10 i made sure /home its own partition gave it 42 GB and root partition 22 GB. now every thing save in my root's home folder but not my separate home partition.Gradually my ...
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Files deleted as root, But disk space is not available

I entered the following command sudo nautilus /home/ in terminal and copied a 2GB movie to the /home/ directory. So, my home folder contains two folder : User directory (/home/User) Movie directory ...
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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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HELP I changed permissions nothing works and I got locket out [duplicate]

I ran this command sudo chown -hR root /. and now flash is disabled, chrome does not work, nothing works, I cannot even access folder directories outside of the terminal. I then logged out and tried ...
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“No root file Found error while installing ubuntu 14.10 in windows 7 PC”

I am trying to install ubuntu 14.10 through iso file...on my windows7 pc, While installing .am getting an error dialog box saying "No root file Found " Check the partition Menu"" But it wont allow ...
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installing software package for any user account and root user

Suppose I've two users in my system viz. USER1 and USER2. When I need to install any package for any user say USER1, I need to do "sudo su" which means root privilege. But is this software installed ...
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Adding NOPASSWD in /etc/sudoers doesn't work

On 14.04 here. I SSHed into my machine, added the following line to /etc/sudoers: myuser ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL And then tried running: sudo mkdir /etc/blah ...and I'm being asked for my password. ...
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Force shutdown while in root mode, now not booting. [closed]

I entered the root mode to change the password but I was unable type passed username as the system wasn't accepting any commands so I directly shut down the system with the power button and now the ...
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How do I become root on Ubuntu if I need to resize the partition table? [duplicate]

The issue is that I want a application to resize my partition table. It is easy. The application requires admin. privileges to do it's operations but Ubuntu somehow is not giving it permission. It ...
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How are administrators supposed to read root's mail?

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 ...