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Disable desktop settings in xubuntu

i wand to ask how i can remove desktop setting in right click, i am using xubuntu. I have disable panel preferense by using kiosk ,but i have stack here. Olso how can i prevent users by updating ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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How do you create a shell script?

I need to create a shell script that will create a user then put it into a group. How do I do it?
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adding and deleting users problem

I have a problem with users this problem is that I can't add or delete them. When I try to add or delete them I have those logs: I searched it on the internet and I found that these problems are ...
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [closed]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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What is the normal reason for changing user ID?

A little discussions alike this what is a fame of Askubuntu hints me to ask for community opinion due to this is a "multipolar" theme and adequate answer written normal English at the normal user ...
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How do I set-up user quotas limits on the file system?

I need to set-up a local file system limit of 2 - 5 GB per user. How do i configure that limit?
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How do i set password expiry for all users?

I need to set the password expiry time for ALL users at once with the terminal, or at least by group. Is there any way to do this? Without using suspicious or sketchy software/sites? Thankyou!
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Directly logged into Guest account

I have just one user in Ubuntu and that is guest and cannot do anything else. I installed Ubuntu and it directly logged me into a guest account. How do I create new accounts without proper access?
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Can't switch users anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and update regularly. I have 3 users on the system. I can log in to one user, but no longer can switch to another user without getting black screen and apparent crash. ...
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Give read/write rights for newly created files inside folder for users in group

I have created a user named ftpuser and a folder for him /home/ftpuser/files I added an existing user 'auser' to 'ftpuser' group sudo usermod -a -G ftpuser auser Last, I gave group ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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How to find the running network services and the port and user

I want to find a list of all network services running on my system, including details of the port and services and the users. I know that I need to use netstat, ps and fuser. but I don't know how to ...
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Can't get to desktop after login

I need some help: I shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), forgetting I was installing software, and now I can't get to unity after logging in. I just see my background picture. Logging in a guest ...
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I'm a compete linux noob [closed]

Where is the best place to start learning/studying about Ubuntu and What topic(s) should I focus on first ?
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Ubuntu User Log In

I am not very experienced with Ubuntu and now i messed up my system :'(. I had several problems and each time i tried to fix one it get worse. First i had problems with MySQL, i had an error 2002. One ...
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Can the root user change the owner of a file that he doesn't own?

My web server uses the user www-data to access/change files. This causes permission issues for php file upload etc. for files owned by root (or by any other user). I'd like to use the 755/644 ...
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I can't create a group for my users how do i do it?

How do i create a group for users i have already created on Ubuntu? I have tried several things but it won't work.
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XAMPP installed as root. How to choose a different user?

I just installed XAMPP onto Ubuntu 14.04. However, it installed itself as root instead of the user I created for this purpose. I assume that this is a BAD IDEA and would like to change this. How can ...
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Not able to create user on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I'm sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to make sure that all the stuff that might be relevant was readily available. I've been trying to create a new user account on my laptop, and, even though ...
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Add user with users-admin

I can't seem to get the users-admin command to work properly under Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. When I open it, everything looks fine, but pressing the Add button does nothing, no reaction at all. At a ...
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Looking for network surveillance tool

I sometimes use / test software that cannot be found in the apt tree. The software comes from all over the internet. When executing the software I create an extra user for this particular software and ...
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How to remove the ugly blue log in?

Due to following some guy's answer, now when I tried to log into the ubuntu, I was given an ugly blue login window: I thought I can get rid of it by setting automatic login and found some hints on ...
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How to edit read-only file in etc?

I'm a brand new user so I'm not sure of my way around the system yet. I want to change my computer's name, so I tried to edit the name in /etc/hostname, but it is a read-only file. Adding the '!' ...
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How can I restrict a user to specific command?

I will restrict my user chipi to only one executable command. I will allow him only to use ./ftprestart.sh: $ cat ftprestart.sh sudo service proftpd restart How can i do this? I searched a lot ...
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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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How can I see the list of users..?

I'm fresh to Linux , to be precise this is the first day I'm sitting before Ubuntu OS. I added users for a learning purpose & now I want to see all the users in the system. How do I see the users ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 userdel -f does not remove user

I faced with small difference in behavior of userdel utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and 14.04 and now struggling trying to fix it. I have kind of "hardening" script which should remove user via userdel ...
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How to remove a newly created user in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a user just for learning purpose how to add user using the command sudo useradd usernamefollowed by my password, the user is created successfully. Now I don't want it and running the command ...
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How do i create a partition, so all users can read wrie execute files without any permissions? [duplicate]

I have a 160 GB hard drive and i need to create a separate partition so all users can access the files (mostly music, movies, pictures), without requiring any authentication from the administrator or ...
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Strange user accounts displayed

I was following this tutorial to manage my server's users & groups : I have one group aside from the default "admin" called "guest". I used the following commands to display the users & ...
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Changed passwd & group files - strange error at terminal and permissions error

I have a dual-boot mac running OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. I have been trying to get access to OS X's user files from within Ubuntu and followed this tutorial which involves editing the /etc/group and ...
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Is it possible to store user's home directories remotely?

I work in a small office with 6 PCs and a server. I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on all of the computers, but I'd like users to be able to log in to any one of the computers and be able to access ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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Shell script for list of users by groups

I want to write a shell script that generates a list of users. for each user display the username and ID and all groups the user is a member of it means like GROUPS command but for all users and with ...
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Black screen after switching session

I’m experiencing a black screen/block in this situation: user A begins a session switch to user B return to user A:---black screen--- No possibility of ctrl+alt+f7. Can anybody help me?
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User was deleted after reboot

Unsolved mystery - I was given a coworker's Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS machine and set up my own (sudo/admin) user on there from the command line. I switched to my user and confirmed everything was okay using ...
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Uninstalling hadoop on Ubuntu 14.04, files/directories left over

I'm trying to completely uninstall Hadoop on my Ubuntu partition (14.04 Trusty Tahr) and am running into an issue I haven't seen before. I completely removed the directory that hadoop was installed to ...
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How to enable user jobs in Upstart

I'm trying to allow non-privileged users to run upstart jobs from their $HOME/.init directory. Upstart cookbook mentions that you must enable this, but doesn't mention how to do it. The frustration ...
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copying files from one user to another in a single machine

How to copy any files or directories from one user to another user in a same machine via terminal? Suppose there is one file test.txt in home directory of USER1. I need to copy that file to the home ...
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Can I change permissions from the original user to one added later

I am pretty new to Ubuntu (in case that fact is not immediately obvious). I setup a machine with Ubuntu 14.04 for some people in our church. In setup, I used their user name to configure the ...
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Prevent user from seeing files

I need to give access to my server to a new user. This user will access one directory used for web server, in order to modify some files there. Now, I have created the user on the server, but when I ...
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Settings LDAP Users Roles/Permissions at Application Level

I configured LDAP server on my Linux machine and create users/group accordingly as required. I have different groups like: admin/managers/executive/developers/users/clients. Now I have around 10 ...
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How can I create a non password user?

@work (using Red Hat) we have the notion of npa users, these users are normally for services or applications (git, mysql, nginx etc) and these users can't login themselves. Only as a login authorized ...
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List of valid suid/sgid executables?

Can anyone tell me where to find a list of valid suid/guid programs on Ubuntu (14.04)? Note I can use find to get a list of suid/sgid programs on my machine, but I want to know if they are real valid ...
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How can I log out idle users?

I have some kiosk PCs that pretty much work like the Ubuntu guest session. The kiosk users home has a union filesystem mounted on top of it so the can't change anything but can still save files while ...
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Ubuntu Server Samba Permissions best practice

I am having some problems accessing my Ubuntu Server 14.04 over Samba. I am trying to access from my Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 desktop and other Linux desktops. I would like to have fine access control in ...
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Login denied after installation of Ubuntu 14.04

I've tried to install Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit on a Dell XPS M1530. After installation I seem to have no user created. I am only able to log in as guest. When I switch to the console it will not accept ...
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Mount and unmount network shares using bash with different credentials for each user on login/logout?

I've had a look through a couple of similar questions but I'm not satisfied that there is enough information for me to work this out on my own :( Ok, I have a NAS which has it's own users, and each ...