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Why does the “who” command not show “root” as a logged in user?

When I log in as root from gnome-terminal using the command: sudo su it logs me in as the root user. Isn't this switching a user considered as a log in? Also, which command can show me all the ...
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Adobe Air workaround for Pandora not working

I was trying this symbolic link approach because of the problem described here: http://askubuntu.com/a/120221/70462 After I made the symlink, the installation proceeded further than before, but it ...
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Root Script Execution at Non-Root User LogIn/LogOut

A script that requires root privileges needs to be executed when a non-root privileged user signs in/out. How do I handle this?
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How do I split my unified root & home folder after installing Ubuntu?

I need some help over here. I want to split my Ubuntu partition (which contains the root and the home folder) to two separate partitions, so I could only move my root partition to my SSD afterwards. ...
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How to retrive root password, when someone has changed it?

The fact that, In my Lab, one of the user who is in sodoers list has changed the root password, is there any way to reveal the password he has set? I know how to change it by editing from GRUB but ...
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How do I unprotect a file which is owned by root?

12.04 LTS and I mistakenly protected a file named set using: chmod 700 /home/jatin/Desktop/set How do I unprotect it?
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Change Folder & File Permissions for all Subdirectories

I created some files as root that I would now like to be changed to a specific user. How would I do this? I cannot go trough the files one by one as that'd just take way too much time. I would like to ...
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Unable to access second hdd. ubuntu 12.04

This is the error i get when trying to write to my second hard drive. Error opening file '/media/hdd2/01 Queen - Keep Yourself Alive.mp3': Permission denied The hdd is mounting on start up. but i ...
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Change root user's home directory in Ubuntu?

Title says it all, how do I change the home directory of the 'root' user in Ubuntu 12.04?
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(No Root File System)-ergo no install 12.04

I have my HDD 1Tb partitioned with fs ext4. Previously I was booting from the 2TB Hard Drive...I disconnected that. Now I want a clean install 12.04 but cannot figure out "Root File System" ("/") ...
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Running Programs As Root While Online

I'm remastering an Ubuntu based distro, meant to be used live only and primarily as a browser so a users hard-drive can be virus free while online. This live browsing adds security for Linux users, ...
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What is the root password in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to know my root password? I am trying to make Java and wireless access available to all the users and it asks for authentication, but my admin account's password ...
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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 totally remove the whole root administrator thing?

I don't want to get snagged up on the root administrator business in Ubuntu. I want to be able to put things in directories and remove them without long command line conversations (that I have to ...
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Gparted - How to move partition to extend the size

I want to extend the sda1 to take the full unallocated size: The steps are as the following: Move sda2 to the right Increase the size of sda1 to fill the space But the thing is, I didn't get ...
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How recover encrypted home when lost because user password was changed with root?

My Ubuntu-encrypted home directory was lost when I changed my user password. This was because I did it from the command line as root. So my user password is no longer linked to my encrypted user ...
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13.10 login loop, multiple solutions failed

FIXED AT BOTTOM I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 from a live cd via Live Linux USB creator. It installed with no errors. I put an encryption password on the hard drive, then created my user account with ...
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How can I execute scripts as root without pointing to its location?

I tend to use sudo arp-scan --localnet --interface wlan0 a lot, but I find it cumbersome to type this each time. To speed things up, I've created a script, called arp-lw-scan, which should do this for ...
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How do I avoid su-ing to root

I need to install Symantec Antivirus for Linux on my computer. According to its README file, it says: Debian and Ubuntu users should use sudo For installation and when you execute Symantec ...
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Cannot use sudo command, changed permission of /usr folder [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get back SUDO into working condition? Here's how I messed up my ubuntu, I wanted to change file permissions of /usr folder and I did that by taking root privilege ...
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How do I log into GNOME as a root?

I've enabled the root account by setting a password for it but not matter what I try I cant log into any DE but the default unity one, while any other user (but root) can choose any DE
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Why did ubuntu install break out my partitions?

I have a 750GB hard disk with Windows 7 installed. So I shrunk the C: drive to about 80 GB, created two more partitions, one for data (about 615GB), one for ubuntu (30GB) (extended partition). I ran ...
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Need owner permissions for root folder

Actually i'm trying to copy some business purpose files into root folder but it's not allowing to access the root folder. When i'm trying to change the permissions of the folder, its showing that you ...
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Problem with permissions after upgrading

A month or so ago I updated from 10.04 to 10.10, the problem is that after the update process programs that I had full control of no longer respond to me as a regular user, and work normally only when ...
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how to activate root user [duplicate]

I'd prefer to use root user as my default user instead of writing sudo command to get temporary root access. is the root user disabled by default ? how can i start using root user? what are the ...