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I can't log-in to WinSCP using username “root”

I can't log-in to WinSCP using username "root". I already change the password of "root" in Ubuntu, and I successfully log-in there. But in WinSCP, it goes like this Search for host... Connecting to ...
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How to fix sudo after “chmod -R 777 /usr/bin”?

I enetered chmod -R 777 /usr/bin and now sudo is not working. It is giving error that sudo must be setuid root. On looking via Google, some advice said to run chown root:root /usr/bin/sudo chmod ...
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notify-send does not work with root on Ubuntu 14.04

I have a small python script that I start it using a shell script stored in "/etc/X11/Xsession.d" The code is very simple it show a notification message import os import time while True: ...
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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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How To Run A Shell Script Again And Again Having X Interval Of Time In Root? [duplicate]

I have a shell script in my Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS at ./ShellScript.sh. I setup /etc/rc.local to run the shell script after boot but before login using below code. To run run it boot write this ...
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Lost the root privilege after try to add the user to a group

My user lost root privilege after try to add the user to a group. It's looks like the "usermod xxxx --groups ..." change the from the root group to the new one, it's a mistake but the thing is my user ...
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need to connect as **root@my-server-ip** with SSH [duplicate]

I have a VPS with Ubuntu 14.04. I need to login as root to my server over SSH. I set a password for root: sudo passwd root then enabled it: sudo passwd -u root then rebooted my vps: sudo reboot But ...
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How do you install .exe file without wine [duplicate]

okay here is the situation. I received a computer from my dad he had installed Ubuntu. When he gave it to me he said there was no password.It keeps asking me for password but i don't know it and my ...
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Ubuntu no longer prompts for root privilege (but doesn't give it either)

So on 14.04 LTS I was playing around with some settings to solve another problem, and somehow managed to screw things up and now Ubuntu no longer asks for root privileges before trying to perform ...
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How to access an Androidphone's filesystem

I want to have access to my rooted Android-phone's filesystem using a USB-cabel-connection and either a Terminal or Nutilus. I also want to be able to edit the system files usinf VIM or any other text ...
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What does this command do ? mount -rw -o remount /

I have windows 7 and ubuntu 14 installed side by side on the machine I've lost my root password, then I read this tutorial http://www.sysads.co.uk/2014/05/reset-lost-root-password-ubuntu-14-04/ on ...
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root filesystem check failed

I tried correcting the root filesystem error in the maintance shell with the adviced instructions: mount -o remount,rw / dpkg --configure -a mount -o remount,ro / sync reboot It failed with the ...
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How to tell if wine is rooted? [duplicate]

I’ve heard that wine can install window viruses if rooted. How can I tell if my wine is rooted?
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What are the benefits of sudo over su?

What is the actual benefit that ubuntu (or debian derivatives) achieve by disabling root user. Everywhere I read, its says to prevent unintentional damages for inexperienced users. I want to know ...
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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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What should I do to avoid my roommate from changing my password through using system recovery mode .?

He did this last time when I left my laptop at room. Opened the system recovery mode from advanced Ubuntu options and changed the password using 'passwd usrname ' command.Is there anything I can do ...
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Cannot chown or chmod using sudo anymore

I was trying to make an adjustment to the /etc/sudoers file, and I accidentally corrupted it. I restored it via the grub and using the Ubuntu 14.04 default. But now it seems I can change ownership ...
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Rooting a Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999) on Ubuntu [closed]

I'm still new to Linux, and Ubuntu. I'm running off of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and want to root my Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999) TMobile version. I've tried Heimdall (can't seem to get firmware package to appear ...
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How does a keylogger respond when the user switches profiles

I'm wanting to log keystrokes on this ubuntu computer and I was wondering how a keylogger program responds when the user goes from a default user account and then logs in as root or vice versa. For ...
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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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Block a command [duplicate]

I don't want any admin users in my system to execute the following command other than root. "sudo cp /etc/sudoers " Is it possible to block it for admin users only? I have tried lot but didn't get ...
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Get Access Problem as admin user

I want to access "sudoers" file and also access "su -" but I fail and get following error please check terminal output that I have tried. I am m-usman(admin) but not allow to edit or access ? :( ...
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“You are not the owner…” message when trying to access folder

In the properties menu of this folder the permission is set to "root" user and group, it shows the message "you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions." I am indeed the owner and ...
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Cannot remove file from trash that was put there as root

I know about the dangers of using root access so please forego the lectures. I try to be careful and will be doubly so from now on. I was using the file browser with root access in order to change ...
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Adding firmware to Ubuntu USB through Windows

I have a Cubox-i4Pro, (http://www.solid-run.com/) and I need to add a firmware package to /usr/lib. I can't write to the partition on my Windows because it doesn't use the same file system and ...
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How do you limit root to no more than 1 login at a time?

I took a practice test for a cert and one of the questions was "Limit root to no more 2 simultaneous logins, make this configuration persistent between restarts". I didn't even really know this was ...
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Deleting Lamp and guest account without affecting default or main Root account

I'm new to adding accounts and I notice that the programs installed in the regular default/main root account are also installed in the newuser (guest) account I created with root privileges as well. I ...
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Not able to login through root user [duplicate]

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . During installation on my Windows PC using VMWARE Player, it asked a username and I provided one. But now after successful installation, I also want to login as the ...
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What is the root user

If you use sudo su - or sudo -s you will get the full root certification "likewise a root user ". Is this user an official user or is it from canonical? ~$ sudo su - [sudo] password for username: ...
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Installing apps programs etc

Im new to Ubuntu. I'm trying to install apps etc, but it keeps asking for authentication. I don't where or how to create a password. I've had a look in system settings but no joy
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Error on root's path?

I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 and recently I've been getting some weird error on the terminal, I've never seen it before. Here's a code I entered and received the error: lucas@lucas-pc:~$ sudo ...
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How to make everything run as root in ubuntu? [duplicate]

I have setup a virtual machine for compiling software for linux which I develop on Windows. I setup to automount a windows folder, run compilation scripts and then just shutdown. The machine isn't ...
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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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Accidental moving of root folder unable to log in

I was using 12.04 lts as a fileserver(using Samba to access it from windows client machines) for a large amount of documents, and used to add files to it regularly. Yesterday I goofed up, I copied a ...
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Need advice on size of Root Partition for latest Ubuntu or Ubuntu clone distro? [duplicate]

I have two Hard Drives a Samsung 750Gigs and a Western Digital Green 2 TB. My current partition scheme consists of only 3 NTFS partitions: 750: C: 75 Gigs Windows 7 Home Premium D: 675 Gigs ...
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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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Re-disabling the root account

In ubuntu by default the su (root) password is not not set. I have set it by using the sudo passwd (see link). But I didn't like it. Can I go back to my original state.
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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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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 ...
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My ethernet interface card is not detected with “ifconfig -a”

I do not see my ethernet interface card with ifconfig. I tried ifconfig eth0 up and the message returned: No such device Should I require root access to set up ethernet interface? The output ...
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Login as root on startup login prompt [duplicate]

I need to use the root account - i.e. log on as root from the start. I'm not interested in sudo or getting temporary root privileges. And with the greatest of respect- please no warnings about root ...
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Disabling shutdown command for all users, even root - consequences?

I would like to disable the shutdown command for all users, even root, on an Ubuntu Server installation. The reason I want to do this is to ensure that I don't get into the habit of shutting down the ...
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how to block a command from terminal?

I don't want any users in my machine to use a command in my machine other than root user. The command is given below. "sudo -E su" For security reasons
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.dbus folder in home folder belongs root

I have a folder ~/.dbus in my homefolder that is only read and writeable by root: drwx------ 3 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 . drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Feb 17 17:30 session-bus Is this the ...
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Why access denied for user root right after I set up its password?

I have installed php and mysql. But cannot set the root password. This is what I've done so far: sudo apt-get install mysql-server sudo apt-get install mysql-client After that: mysql -u root -p ...
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sshfs You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of mounted directory

Hello I am pretty new to using sshfs and I can view my mounted directory when I use root under the terminal. I do this by using sudo -i Then I can navigate to my mounted directory and view my ...
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Generally-accepted way of giving a user rwx permissions to /etc

I need a non-root user (say, myuser) to be able to have unbridled, recursive rwx access to /etc and anything underneath it. Hence if I execute, say: mkdir /etc/fizz I shouldn't receive any ...
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cd root access denied [closed]

I have set up my root password but when I try and cd to root dir I get: bash: cd: root: Permission denied the exact command is: cd root sorry I was unclear but the issue is resolved now thanks a ...
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how do I install myself as owner in 14.04? [duplicate]

How do I install myself as owner? The system keeps telling me I'm not authorized. I put in my profile but that didn't seem to do anything.
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Bluefish not running as root

I was working on a file with the name login.html in bluefish opened as root, and I decided to rename it. So I closed bluefish (but without closing the file in bluefish) and renamed the file. When I ...