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faillog command doesn't work for all users

I set faillog to lock my users after 3 login attempt failures, but it works only for users belong to "sudo group" I searched the faillog(8) man page for ubuntu 13.04 in http://manpages.ubuntu.com , ...
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Trying to install Kdenlive--source directory?

I am a total linux illiterate, but I'm trying to get my head down and make things work. I have downloaded Kdenlive from web, want to install in root but get error message after typing sudo make ...
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Cannot install Spark IM 2.6.3, getting permission denied error even though I am root

I am trying to install Spark IM in my Ubuntun VM, however I am running into all kinds of problems. The steps I have taken so far were: Download the tar.gz file from the website Unpack it cd ...
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How to install OpenGL version 2.0

How can I install OpenGL 2.0 on Ubuntu? Long Version: This Ububtu is running in a VM (VMWare). I wanted to use kivy for developing a GUI. I encountered many errors. I have searched around and those ...
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Issue with Rosewell network adapter

When running the install.sh script for my roswell network adapter RnX-N180UBE I get an error Cannot change ownership to uid 1007, gid 501: Operation not permitted If anyone has any experience with ...
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Not able to install *.run file in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS version inside Windows using WUBI. I have to install few softwares in Ubuntu which are as follow: MPLAB X IDE version 1.90 XC8 Compiler and ...
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sudo pecl command not found

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 I installed php pear using this command sudo apt-get install php-pear php5-dev I got this results Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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Error in installation directory

I'm trying to install my first linux package... what an oddysey. After finding out what sudo is and sense what make file does, and losing a lot of time on the internet, I'm about to quit... Hopefully ...
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Any way to get sublime text to save settings files without running as sudo

I installed Sublime Text 2 the following way, but what I do not like about it is that I have to run it as sudo to save the user settings files. Any ways around this? Thanks, Colin sudo ...
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'sudo' command is broken

I updated an old centrino-notebook after Ubuntu 9.10 with 12.04 - now sudo seem to be broken, because after sudo <whatever> I get the error message: sudo: unable to initialize PAM: No such file ...
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“Unable to locate package” error in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm new to Ubuntu and trying to install softwares. But in every case I get this error: `E: Unable to locate package sun-java6-plugin` while using sudo apt-get install command. I've installed a ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 password don't works after login

During a complete fresh installation I choosed a case sensitive password with an "!" inside the string, it works fine for the normal login, but when I try to use sudo or su or passwd or some GUI stuff ...
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apt-get could not open lock file

I am trying to get an nfs client running on a Sheeva-plug running debian 2.6.22. The host is Ubuntu 12.04 and claims (from showmount -e) to be exporting the desired directory. There is no showmount ...
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My system is broken I guess — issues with libqt4-test

So here's the problem, every time I try to install a package, I receive an error that says: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done You might ...
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Do I have to do a new installation?

I was in the /etc/sudoers and might done something wrong, beacuse after I couldn´t use the commandline again. Maybe i deleted sudo in /etc/sudoers. It said something was wrong i line 28. What can I do ...
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installing apache 2 in ubuntu

Hello I am new to ubuntu. I am trying to install Apache2 using "sudo apt-get install apache2" command.I have set my java path as per rules but still its showing me this following errors: sha256sum ...
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About the installation of Moses tool on ubuntu 11.04

we are working on project related to language translation with the help of moses tool...but we are not able to install moses...we face some installation problems. we make a directory on desktop named ...
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How to change account type back to administrator in 12.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I reset a lost administrative password? I unexpetedly deleted administrator account and the other accounts are asking root password Cannot install anything as ...
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How can I get sudo to accept my password?

I am trying to install subversion on my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I follow the commands to start this process, using apt-get: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install subversion Either of the above ...
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I changed my account from Administrator to Standard. How can I reverse this?

I'll begin by telling you that I am new to Ubuntu and I am using Ubuntu 11.10. My problem is that I changed my account from administrator to standard. To be clear, I am the only user in the system. ...
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Installing gcc in Ubuntu 11.10

I want to install gcc on my computer. To do this, I ran the following command: sudo apt-get install build-essential As this runs, it connects (or tries to connect) to the server ...
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How to prevent users from installing non-free software?

Is it possible to disable installation of non-free or proprietary softwares and applications in Ubuntu?
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Installing RVM on 11.10

I have been trying to get RVM properly installed on my system for 10 hours. The problem is, that when ever I run the command to download the install script I get this: edu@edu-VirtualBox:~$ bash -s ...
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how to download a package with all required dependencies?

I want download ghc6. But, when I type sudo apt-get install ghc6 sudo apt-get -f install ghc6 sudo apt-get install --reinstal ghc6 it gives same error: Reading package lists... Done ...
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Help with installing sudo apts

Any time I use Alt+F2 to open command line and I type a command such as: sudo apt-get install clamav clamtk I click on it and it doesn't do anything. Am I not supposed to click on the icon that ...
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If I make a script that requires root privileges, do I need to put sudo in the script too?

I'm working on an installer script for the latest ATI drivers (as they are not in repo) and was wondering if I need to include sudo in the script, because it will be needed for the install.
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Where will be my Grails default installation location?

I installed Grails using this command : sudo apt-get install grails-2.0 It installs and it works fine. Now where I can find my installation files? Since I'm newbie to Ubuntu I couldn't able to ...