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User account stopped working [duplicate]

I can still login to my user account, and can open files that are on the desktop, but nothing else works. I cannot open a terminal (ctrl+shift+t does not work), the super key doesn't work, there is no ...
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Why do all my accounts (on my computer) passwords look the same?

Why do all my accounts (on my computer) passwords look the same? You can see it here (I had to post on imgur because I couldn't post the 4 pictures here). The passwords all look the same but are they ...
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Unable to log in after graphics driver change

After switching from the proprietary to the open source AMD GPU driver via the "additional drivers" menu, my display was not recognised properly after rebooting. It was automatically set to 93Hz (60Hz ...
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Sudo command locked

I have problem, when I try to use sudo command I immediately get these messages: Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts There's no chance to ...
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rails --v works for root user but not for other users

I just setup a rails environment following https://gorails.com/setup/ubuntu/14.04 and using the recommended option i.e. with rbenv. Though rails is installed and works properly but only for the root ...
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login Loop when .profile includes .bashrc

I have seen multiple versions of questions asking how to solve the 'Login Loop' problem. I too had this problem and was able to solve it by moving my ~/.profile file to an unreconized file name and ...
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How move User Folders to another partition (NTFS) in Ubuntu 14

I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my notebook. I want to share the user folders: Pictures Musics Videos Downloads etc... In my instalation I've 3 partitions: Windows 7 Ubuntu Data I ...
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How to set firefox so that it asks for profile while opening?

How to set Firefox so that it asks for profile while opening. Can I edit the Firefox binary for the same ? if yes, how can it be possible ?
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Why I can't change my ubuntu root password? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while with my password, so far so good (I'm the only user and root). But I wanted to change my password and tried to do that throuth terminal withsudo passwd. It ...
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How to remove ghost languages

I have two ghost languages to select for the keyboard settings, altough they do not appear at the text entry settings panel (See the m17n* options on the screenshot). They only appear with my user, ...
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How to create Guest User Account in Ubuntu without Password?

I have a desktop computer with kubuntu. How can I create a Password-less Guest Account. [Files and History must be deleted at logout]
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Is it possible to create new user profile by using command line for Chrome?

For automation purpose, is it possible to create new user profile for Google Chrome using terminal? Also, after creation of new user profile can we start chrome with the created one?
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Unable to access any kind of Terminal( terminal, uxterm, xterm, Guake terminal…) on my PC

As soon as I open the terminal it gets closes automatically. I think the problem is due to some change in ~/.profile, because the file got modified when I was installing some software. I am able to ...
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Changing the homefolder/domain

I downloaded a VMWare image from a website, and after changing the username, account and password, when I open up the terminal I still get that I'm executing it in: osboxes@myUsername:~$ Would I ...
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Edubuntu Missing profile manager

After installing Edubuntu 14.04 I'm missing the application Edubuntu Profile manager. Now I can't set a speciefied menu to a user profile. Please help me. Regards, Dirk
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how do I make my profile's folders and files private from other profiles on the same PC running Ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I was looking for a file in the file manager when I noticed that I can access and view any folders and files in the other profiles from a standard account. So I'm wanting to know if I can make each ...
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Need help installing LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu 15.04

From a new Ubuntu 15.04 install: When launching any application of the LibreOffice suite the LibreOffice splash screen starts with the following error box: LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The ...
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Profile picture, whats the point, whats it used for?

So I noticed I set a profile picture in Ubuntu. There seems to be no point of it other than an extremely small icon about 4px by 4px when clicking at the top right. Its not like it shows up at the ...
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How to launch chromium with specific user

The chromium browser allows to have multiple users with individual bookmarks, extension etc. within chromium. Is it possible to launch chromium with parameters which specify which user to be loaded. ...
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root profile error

I had a problem with my root account on Ubuntu 14.04. when I login by using root account, I received this error: Error found when loading /root/.profile: stdin: is not a tty As a result the session ...
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Renaming user name

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
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Unclickable links in GTK3 apps

I can't open link in any gtk3 app by left clicking (for example web link in Ubuntu software center or local link in Gnome disks). I am able to do it via right click, then click in submenu "open link". ...
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Launcher for a specific Chromium profile in Xubuntu?

What is the command to add into a Xfce launcher that would start a specific Chromium profile?
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How do I gain access of my files again?

Hello,I know I shouldn't have, but I've interrupted the upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and now I can't go past the login screen... When I try to launch Ubuntu in recovery mode, it displays an ...
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Changing Administrator [duplicate]

Due to a mishap with my main profile I am wondering if anyone could assist me in making my secondary profile the administrator. Something went wrong with my primary profile and I can no longer see ...
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Change terminal or terminator profile via keybinding or echo command [duplicate]

How can I change profile for terminator or terminal without touching the mouse? in terminal alt-t will allow me to get to menu to change profile echo -en "\033]0;$*\a" will allow me to set title ...
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How to clone a user profile on the same computer?

Does anyone have a sure-fire way to make a new profile identical to another profile on the same computer? I have to put that in bold because it seems every time I search online the only thing that ...
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user folder disappear, Can't login as root and only guest user works

the problem is that my user folder is missing my home/ directory is empty , i can't log in as the admin account, stuck in lightdm loop but only the guest user works but with no access to root .... ...
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Delete user changes after the end of a session

In my university's labs (running ubuntu 14.04) I have noticed that some people like to make quite a lot of changes - visual and config. I personally think that everyone should be able to work with a ...
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Change User Profile Photo in UBUNTU 14.04

Today, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. And I open the cheese webcam booth, the webcam works fine. I want to change the user photo in profile, webcam not works. I also try "browse for more ...
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Can't see the Username and hostname in terminal

While I'm Opening a New Terminal i Used to get like this before sysadmin@system99:~$ But now i get like this below -bash-4.2$ Seems .bashrc issue, so what i copied bashrc from cp /etc/skel/* ...
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Changing the user picture in Ubuntu menu

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change the user picture in the 'fast user switching menu'. I've followed this thread and managed to change the picture on the log-on screen by changing ~/.face. ...
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Clone Unity Dock for All Users?

I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to clone the Unity dock from my firstuser profile in Ubuntu 12.04 to all of the other profiles I'm hoping to create. I've read where the /etc/skel folder ...
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Kill processes from another user

I have set up Ubuntu server as a VM, and think I've installed vnc on it; However, I have been trying for a while. When I couldn't connect using the vnc from any other machine, on both the same lan ...
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Terminal/Putty showing control characters (^M) after updating

I updated my system yesterday afternoon using the recommended updates from Update Manager. After it completed, I shutdown my system and went home for the day. I come in this morning and I am getting ...
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Adding custom path by updating ~/.profile with not working

I have altered my ~/.profile file by adding the following: PATH="/user/share/android-sdk-linux/tools:$PATH" I then log off and log in again, but the path is not added to the $PATH environment ...
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create roaming profile in windows 2008 server for ubuntu 12.04 client

i ve a windows 2008 Domain Controller, and i have created roaming profile that is working >>fine in windows environment.. now i have joined Ubuntu 12.04 as a client to use ...
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Setup new profile, deleted my profile, and now new user has no admin rights [duplicate]

So I bought a used laptop and set up the latest version of Ubuntu on it. I initially set it up with a user profile and password for myself, but decided to give the computer away to a friend who needed ...
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Unable to log in and unable to reset the password [duplicate]

I was reading some blog and I found that I can manually start GUI by issuing this command sudo startx, so I did that. I did it in the terminal with the GUI already running. Now I'm unable to login to ...
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Is there a GUI for visudo?

How can I use a GUI to edit my sudoers file? I want to add the nopasswd option without having to learn any vi shortcuts.
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Moving Thunderbird from Windows Seven to Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to move my Thunderbird profile from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 12.04. The simplest explanation of how to do this that I have found so far is at ...
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access to guest for internal drive partitions

In ubuntu guest user can access internal drive partitions only after entering the password of admin but after that guest have access to all drives. Is their is any way to set system in such a way ...
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Share a Folder between two Local Users

I and my Brother have User Accounts on This machine, i want to share the Documents Director with him. is there a STRAIGHT_FORWARD way to do it. I am not a Power User so please no scripts please, any ...
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Upgrade to 13.04, user picture shows up on lightdm. Can I change it?

So, I recently upgraded my Xubuntu to 13.04, and afterwards I noticed that there is now a picture of me on the lightdm login screen. I have no idea where this picture came from, I don't remember it ...
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FIXED Accidentally deleted all users and forgotten root password. How can I use my computer again? [duplicate]

The problem is now fixed by completely resetting the computer and reinstalling Windows. Here is the old question though: I wanted to delete just one user, but the window didn't react to my mouse so I ...
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User authenication for Ubuntu Virtual machine using Ubuntu Server

I have Ubuntu server 12.04 install and I have created 3 Virutal machine on it with Ubuntu install. What I aim to do is to have users access to the VM remotely, but I want to store all the login ...
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Setting permissions for home server directories

I am fairly new at all this. I have set up a home server using an old laptop and Ubuntu 12.04 to stream media to my LG TV through their DLNA system called MediaLink. This is being done through Plex ...
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How to move application specific folder out of home folder?

In my /home/myuserI have many folder like .thunderbird, .mozilla, .skype, etc. And meaningful for human folders like Downloads, Documents, become lost among folder with configs, cache, etc. How to ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 - Create a non-Root user with own Userdir

I've created a new non-root user, dev, that so far does not belong to any groups, and I've been following this guide to help me setup Apache for hosting sites under this user's public_html directory ...