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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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How to fix Grub loader that hangs and waits for user with read only root partition?

I am trying to create a set of Ubuntu 12.04 slave systems that have a read only root partition and a small read/write partition mounted for a single user. These systems will be used for a short job ...
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Prevent that TrueCrypt gets Administrator rights

If I try to open a TrueCrypt drive, TrueCrypt asks me for my administrator-password (also when I am a normal user). I know, that i can prevent this password-asking by editing the sudoers file = giving ...
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How do I know my system is broken after chown -R root usr/bin?

This question is related to another question -- "Can't access any functions after chown command." -- but I think it may be worthy of an independent question. My question is: how do I know that my ...
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Why am I asked for the “password for root” when upgrading packages?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. I installed with one user account, then added a second user account using the GUI dialog box method, making myself an Administrator type. I now use the second ...
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How to mount an external hard drive as root?

I recently changed my external hard drive so that it can be read/edited by all, not just myself. In doing so I think I made it so only the root user can mount it. When I tried to mount it today I got ...
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Scrollbars when root user

When I open an application as root I get gnome2-like scrollbars which is fine. But: the small arrows at top and bottom of the scrollbars are missing. the function of clicking between arrow and ...
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No filesystem could mount root

I am trying to boot a linux kernel 3.7.0 on virtualbox and it keeps telling me the same message: "No filesystem could mount root tried ext3 ext4 vfat fusebk". I put append root=/dev/sda in my isolinux ...
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Unable to open Recovery, at boot, using “SHIFT” key (12.04 LTS)

Noob Dad here... I have tried rebooting multiple times to try to get to "Recovery" (GRUB 2) by holding down "SHIFT" during boot. I am waiting until BIOS screen completes. Need to reset ADMIN ...
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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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Cannot open applications like Skype

I installed Ubuntu 13.10 and I am unable open some applications like skype unless I am a root. Not sudo skype, but sudo su -> skype. I didn't care about it really (though it was annoying) but now I ...
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virtual device not shown in genymotion emulator when run as root

I added a virtual device in genymotion android emulator as non-root and its not showing up when i run genymotion as root. How can i fix that? How can i share same resources with root and non-root ...
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Why are there multiple Root users in Database?

I'm trying to setup ownCloud in a test lab. At the setup screen (initial login over from the web), I'm having a heck of a time connecting to the MySQL database. I can't log in as either ...
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how to use slirp to build packages without sudo?

A comment to the answer of the question: Is it possible to run pbuilder without root privileges? says this, If Slirp works out of the box and doesn’t require root (for writing to /etc and ...
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apt without root or sudo?

I want to use apt (or pbuilder) to build a package in user's home directory. The home directory has enough space to hold the package's source, its dependencies and binary output. But the apt ...
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Why does file owner and group keep changing to root?

I am running an install of CakePHP on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The way certain files are accessed I need permissions set a certain way within my install of Ubuntu. Nothing out of the ordinary. The problem ...
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Mounting samba share with root priveleges 12.10

How to permanently mount samba share with root priveleges? I've used this FAQ but still getting the same error. The point is i don't want to send credentials in plane text. User credentials file: ...
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pasting content in root should ask for password in nautilus

I am aware the following actions can be done when I open nautilus as root, but is there a way to get nautilus to prompt for admin password when copying items(files, folders) into root folders from the ...
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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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How do I connect to a root VNC session?

I installed the Unity desktop and TightVNC using these directions. The window comes up in VNC, although because I'd started the VNC Server as root, I seem to be logged in as 'guest'. Please note that ...
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Can't install Ubuntu 12.10

I've been having some problems with Windows and I've decided to switch to Ubuntu, I downloaded 12.10 from the website and burned it to a disk, but now I run into problems. As I go through the ...
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How do I delete files from root after booting from live cd

When updating to 12.10 I got a message to say I had insufficient room in root to write Grub (sorry I forgot to write the exact message down). It then just kept cycling around when I click on the close ...
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How do I delete files on the “ubuntu” live user from root?

I am running Ubuntu builder and I have everything set up the way I like, however I can't seem to clean up after changing anything. I can't get access to the /home/ubuntu folder because the "home" ...
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Cycles through black screen on login after changing password

On my laptop, I forgot the password to my Ubuntu partition, so I logged into the root command shell on the recovery start up option in GRUB so that I could change the password. On my first attempt to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Regarding Installing of Ubuntu for phone on My Note 2 (GT-N7100)

I'm currently using Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100) running on Android 4.3..and is it possible to install ubuntu for phone in my note 2..my device is not rooted..if yes please provide the step by step ...
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ubuntu software center - error software can't be installed or removed

I have Ubuntu running on an Acer C720P, and I used crouton to install it alongside ChromeOS. I am using Unity and running 13.10. When I try to install software using the Software Center, it refuses ...
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I can't do anything as root anymore

I've used alt+F2 and then gksu nautilus to change permissions in some root folders. That was at least the goal. Even after opening Nautilus as root I wasn't able to change the permissions so I decided ...
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How do I make an app run on startup with root privileges?

I'm trying to install a remote shutdown program on my machine , so I can shutdown it from my android tablet , and it needs root privileges to run successfully. I'd rather not have to load it with ...
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Uninstall Samba, restore previous Ubuntu permissions

I am a newbie Ubuntu user in over my head! I am dual booting Windows 7 (sda2 ntfs) and Ubuntu 12.04 (sda6 ext4). I have a dual SSD (sda) and HDD (sdb) set up. I keep both OS's and all programs on ...
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sshfs - got access to remote within standard user, but fails with root

I use sshfs to mount a remote HD: sshfs -o idmap=user tducin@tducin.some.host:/home/tducin/Projekty /home/tomasz/Development/sshfs/ From my user (tomasz) I can see this directory as: drwxrwxr-x 1 ...
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Dual-boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu 12.04 “no root system file defined”

I have a custom PC with a 1TB hard drive. I installed Windows 7 and partitioned the first 500GB for it. I downloaded WUBI and the Ubuntu .iso onto my desktop, ran WUBI and gave it 20GB. When booting ...
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No root file system is defined/ can not see any drives

Tried installing 12.04 version and now the newest 13.10 and still getting the error that no root file system is defined and unlike other people who had problems I can not see any drives what so ever ...
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Change Default Keyboard Settings without Root Access

After not having logged into Ubuntu for a few weeks, I booted in to do some updates. I rebooted my computer to find out that my default keyboard settings have been changes, making it impossible to ...
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why am i getting this error ,when i tried to access one of log file

(gvim:5878): IBUS-WARNING **: The owner of /home/(user)/.config/ibus/bus is not root!
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How to copy from localhost to remote server

i am trying to copy a file in my /home folder hello.txt to remote host mak - scp hello.txt mak@10.0.34.22:/home/me but on copying i am getting the following error: scp: ...
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Need help, incidentally switched out of root user!

When I first got this laptop, I had no knowledge what so ever about computers in general. I was messing around with the settings when I saw that my account was identified as a special user or ...
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error in Ubuntu 12.04 with root.cern.ch: “undefined reference to:”

I get following errors while I do compiling of data analysis softwares made in my institute. It works on other linux like OpenSuis and not on my Ubuntu 12.04. A bit of google search shown that the new ...
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java applet at startup with crontab not working

I know the question is asked in many variants and I have read them, but still cannot find an answer to my problem. I have a jar file which I want to run at startup as root. I have tried in rc.local, ...
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Run a specific program as root without asking for password everytime

I am using ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Many times, i need to connect modem using SAKIS-3G script and because modem-manager sucks many times. I need to supply admin/root password, everytime i need to run ...
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unable to root login and may be ~/.bash problem

initially i am trying to connect with github with RSA key and it is giving error permission denied...unknown host. Then change my ~/.ssh directory permission to chmod 700 ~/.ssh chmod 600 ~/.ssh/ ...