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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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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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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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How do I extend mint root partition using a previous un allocated size?

I want to extend sda5 using sda8 with out losing any data.
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“No fortunes found” error

So, I have installed fortune on my Rackspace server but if I run it without any arguments it says No fortunes found I installed the package as root so there shouldn't be a permissions issue. The ...
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Error linking shared library

I am trying to install root software which is giving the following error when I type make -j4 in terminal : Linking CXX shared library ../../lib/libPyROOT.so /usr/bin/ld: ...
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Script runs as root but not with sudo

I am working with a Raspberry Pi and I'm trying to run a script that accesses the GPIO pins. To access these pins you need to be in root or prefix the command with sudo. The script also needs to ...
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Hard disk partition -Root has low space

Hard disk partition in my Ubuntu 14.04 was not logical and now am getting message box saying that root has insufficient space. I have installed several lab software and am not confident enough for ...
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How to save files to Copmuter/Hard Disk?

I am wondering how can i save my files to "Computer". At the moment the root is the only one with permissi on. How do i give myself permission?
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Can't save files from Live session [duplicate]

As a result of a problem I can not solve , I decided to reinstall Ubuntu , but before do this I want to save all the files I have on my hard drive from CD passing through " Ubuntu Live " The problem ...
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DELETED WINDOWS NO BACKUP; LOCKED OUT OF UBUNTU ACCOUNT

I recently tried to dual-boot windows 10 and Ubuntu 15.10. I accidentally deleted all windows files in the process, with no backup. now, I can't get into my Ubuntu account because I had no password! ...
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Can't copy files to /cdrom folder Error code : permission denied

Screenshot while copying file to /cdrom folder I have created an Ubuntu persistent USB. Now i have to transfer files between my other PC (Windows 7) to Ubuntu. But i cant copy files to a folder that ...
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Change Folder Ownership From Root To User

I think I may have seen this before but: I want to change a folder from Root to owner (The User). I had done this before but forgot how.
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How to check if running as root? Not asking for sudo

I am a new Ubuntu user and am still getting used to the OS. I have been using it primarily for local testing of a site that I am developing. I downloaded the LAMP stack for this. When I first ...
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HIbernation or Suspending & Restarting for NON-root users

My purpose is to run a main shell script which calls many sub-processes like other shell scripts, perl sources, and compiled c++ files. I want to run the main shell script "run.sh" at some line in ...
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running the xrdp process as non root on Ubuntu

Does anyone have the procedure to run the xrdp-sesman process as the xrdp user? It runs as root most likely to listen on port 3389 for rdp sessions.
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Why no gui option to open a program as root? [duplicate]

Just wondering why there is no option in Ubuntu's desktop environment to open a program, for example Nautilus, as root. I know that I can accomplish this in the terminal, but wouldn't it benefit the ...
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Root login disables / not showing in customised ubuntu 14.04

I tried to customize my ubuntu using uck-gui tool, I created user logins, in the customization. After making and creating new system from the image, i am not able to find root login that i created, ...
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How can I add a user to group root? [duplicate]

I can't add a user to the group user when I do sudo adduser gonzalezx600 root. It gives me this: gpasswd: cannot lock /etc/group; try again later. And then the following error: adduser: ...
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Why can't I execute a script I created

I created a script and have rwx user permissions on it. It runs ok if I use the command bash myscript but when I try ./myscript I get the result: ./: Is a directory I also tried running it using ...
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Apache as non root

I am going through an audit at work, and there is a company requirement that certain services do not run as the root user for linux systems. Apache starts the first process as the root user to bind ...
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Change root name in ubuntu [duplicate]

how're you doing? I am somewhat new to ubuntu and finding problem changing the root user name. My terminal displays priyank@Alex right now. I changed the second name to Alex using hostname and hosts. ...
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Remote connect. windows

I have Ubuntu 14.04 running on a home server. I don't like having to pull it out every time I want to make a change. I have WINDOWS remote desktop working with the server to give me a GUI. I am using ...
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How do I access other extended partitions if I create a linux-swap in one extended partition ?

I am asking this because I have tried ubuntu in live session and I couldn't access my extended partition which I created only for data storing and other one is for linux-swap . I checked the disk ...
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Question about root user and/or running certain commands in my terminal?

I been experimenting with Ubuntu for a while now and have been installing and running all types of commands in my terminal which some have been giving to me from other people so I can install certain ...
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Ubuntu : Delete part of root .bash_history without traces

The .bash_history file of root may look like: line 1 line 2 line 3 line 4 Now I delete lines 3 and 4 su vim ~/.bash_history #delete line 3 und 4 with dd line 1 line 2 :wq ENTER CTRL + D ...
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Apache server root access from Netbeans

I get this error warning when I select to copy project files from source folder to another location (my apache root: /var/www/html/) "The directory must be accessible via your web server at URL ...
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Which files are sourced when using su -c?

Context You are working on Ubuntu LTS 14.04. You are logged in as the root user. You run the following command: exec su simple_user -c "/bin/bash /etc/init.d/simple_user_service" So that the ...
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FPS drops when using compton as non-root user

With an intel HD Graphics 5500 on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (compton version git-v0.1-beta2.51-g65e655e-2014-11-30) I'm experiencing a different behavior with compton : when started with non-root user => ...
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Reset directory owner [duplicate]

Believeing I was in another directory I accidentally ran the following command on the root: sudo chown -R j:root / My username is j Unfortunately because of this I am unable to run any sudo ...
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How to free up space on filesystem in /dev/sda2 root partition?

My root partition (/dev/sda2) always fills up. The folders with the largest capacity are /usr and /var. I need either a way to clear up space or to resize partitions without formatting. I do not have ...
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ubuntu drop to root shell prompt asks for password

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 and I messed visudo and now sudo code is not working. So, I tried to fix it but because I'm not root user, I can't access to visudo to fix what I messed. so I tried reboot and ...
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Virtual Box in superuser

I'm trying to start virtualBox in root user, but appears a grey window, with anything. It shows normally if I start in my user, how can I fix this??
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When installed updates, opened 2 sessions for root?

I installed yesterday few updates for Ubuntu, and I always take a look at the logs for anything suspicious. Yesterday, while I was installing the updates, I saw this at auth.log Oct 5 21:49:23 ...
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Ubuntu set ftp user root path to home

I have created ftp user "ftpuser" on my ubuntu vps. This user have access to /home/ftpuser path. Now I want to have root path to /home directory with this user. Because I also have some ...
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Accidentally moved directories under root

I've accidentally made this sudo mv /* /applications/minced/ instead of sudo mv ./* /applications/minced/ This is all what's left in the root directory user@server:/$ / applications/ dev/ ...
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Convert Ubuntu to _not_ using sudo

I've searched this forum but not found an answer. I've a user that uses sudo I've set a root password so I can use su What I would like to do is remove the use of sudo, so that the system asks for ...
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“No protocol specified , Could not open X display” error when Running bleachbit as root on KDE

I have this error when running bleachbit through sudo or as root: ~$ sudo bleachbit No protocol specified /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning: could not open ...
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Trying to change file in recovery mode and getting “E138 can't write viminfo file”

I need to change a file (10-evdev.conf) while I am in recovery mode. However, I am getting this message: E138 Can't write viminfo file /root/.viminfo! What should I do in this situation?
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How to extend root partition using unallocated space?

I got a filesystem root has 0 disk space error while upgrading Ubuntu, so I've opened Windows 8 and shrinked C drive. Now, I have a 100 gb unallocated space but I see that I cannot merge it to ...