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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 ...
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Trouble Resetting Root password [duplicate]

I am having trouble resetting the root password using all but the most drastic of ways but I am still unable to change it! The error message is as follows: Sorry password does not match (even when ...
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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", ...