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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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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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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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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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~/.Xauthority required but missing

I've now run into two instances where I've received errors because the ~/.Xauthority file is required but missing from my user folder. I have read that the .Xauthority file has been depreciated, and ...
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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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What is the password to the root account on Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

if anyone knows what the password for the root account and can help me, that would be great. Thanks.
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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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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 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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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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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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How do I disable remote SSH login as root from a server?

For security purposes my company wants me to not allow anyone to be able to log into our Ubuntu server as root remotely over SSH. We still want the root account to exist, we just do not want it to be ...
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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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What is the default root password?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin), 64 bit. Nowhere was I asked to set password for root. I just installed AccuRev SCM software. It was installed under the /root folder by default. Now I ...
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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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lightdm.conf is empty: what do i do?

I am trying to become a superuser. I am following these steps: terminal code: sudo passwd root enter my user password create root account password retype root account password terminal code: sudo ...
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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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How do I run WireShark, with root-privileges?

A standard installation of WireShark doesn't give the program permission to address the network interface. I suppose I have to run the program with SUDO, but do not know how to add it to the icon - if ...
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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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Root has taken rights

I installed root user of Ubunutu and it is working properly. But the only problem is when I come back to my main account, it says that I cannot unmount or mount any Drive as it's in root's ownership. ...
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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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Can we set the root without password?

Suppose that I had set the root password before with ssh key. Hereinafter, I want to let the root without password. Is there a way to do that? Thank you
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Problems after xampp install via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run

I just installed xampp via xampp-linux-1.8.3-2-installer.run on ubuntu 12.04. It required root access, so I used sudo bash. Now the option to re-open recently closed tabs stopped working on all ...
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figure out either my root problem or my localhost problem

I have upgraded my Ubuntu from 13.04 to 13.10. Before this, when I signed in as a root, I can run my PHP script as the localhost and I can edit it without any problem. But since I've upgraded my ...
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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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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", ...
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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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Edit /srv folder

How can I get access to edit the /srv folder and all of its contents on ubuntu 12? I need to edit some files for a server called airtime. I need read and write privileges in it. Cameron
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Changed root password on my server, now can't login anymore

I decided to change the root password that came preset on a fresh DigitalOcean server (ubuntu 12.04). I used the first answer to this post: How to change root password in ubuntu? which is: sudo -i ...
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How do I gain Root privileges?

How do I gain Root privileges in Ubuntu Desktop 12.04? I installed to a usb stick to try it out. Now when I installed it on a VM, I don't have the same options as I did on the usb stick. Such as ...
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What is the default root password when was never set at installation time? [duplicate]

On a standard desktop installation, I created my administrative and user login. Further with some applications, the system ask for the root password. So my question is: What will be the default ...
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How to recover the root password on ubuntu server

I lost my root/super user password on Ubuntu server, i tried to boot in a "recovery mode", and choosed " drop to root shell", but it is always asks for: Give root password for maintenance (or type ...
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How do I login as root?

I want to login as root, but when I enter sudo -s and enter password, this message is shown: "you are not in sudoers file", and when I enter su and enter password, this is shown: ...
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problem in booting Ubuntu along side another SSD got ubuntu

Hey guys i have the following problem: I have a USB 3 USB flash 240GB. When i try to boot it alongside Kingston SSD 240GB i get the following error: http://i.stack.imgur.com/UvprB.jpg But when i ...
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sudo asks for root password but expects user in sudoers?

I have the root account enabled. I have degraded the user (say kenneth) to a standard account and I have set the Defaults rootpw flag in sudoers. When I use sudo it correctly prompt for root ...
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nis user can't do su

I setup a nis client and its working fine but I can't do "su" as a nis user(Error: Wrong passwort - But it's correct). Also the login with the local root user is not possible. I only can login as root ...
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Why don't the commands 'sudo bash' or 'sudo -s' ask for a password? [duplicate]

Even when I am logged in as a non-admin user, when I enter sudo bash or sudo -s, the system does not ask for any password. In the command history, I have not entered any password for sudo earlier ...
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root login password when I never set it? [duplicate]

Sorry for too many duplicate questions about this. But I don't think any of the answers to these kind of question has the solution for me. As some users might have asked, how to set root login ...
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Error: No root file system on brand new computer [duplicate]

Just built my first computer from scratch and started to install Ubuntu but on the "Installation Type" page, I got an error message that reads "No root file system is defined. Please correct from the ...
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Installing programs in root vs home partitions?

I'm a new Linux user and a Windows convert. I tried Ubuntu (Dapper Drake) a few years ago and liked it quite a bit, and I'm in the process of installing Xubuntu 13.10 along side Windows7 on my brand ...
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what does mean // directory?

i was working in my terminal, and than i misspelled when cd to root / accidentally i typed // and i got that in terminal as : root@weblocalhost://# when i type pwd, i get response // but when i ...
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Is it possible to open directories as administrator?

I want to have a root privileges on some directories. How can I do this?
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How to change the permission on a single file?

I need to change the permission on a couple of files in the /usr/share/backgrounds/. I've been lurking around forums but no one will give me a straight answer. Rather, they just keep warning me ...
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Auto-login to console as root - no Xserver

I'm setting up a PC for a very specific purpose. It's going to do some stuff deep underwater... round about 3km. We don't fear fish hijacking the box locally ;). I'm trying to set up a login: no ...