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How to create admin Account? no password from first Installation of Ubuntu in the System [duplicate]

Unfortunately I am unable to create an administrator or any other user account, as I have no password from the first installation of Ubuntu in my new laptop. I'm only logging in via guest account. ...
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Cannot login as administrator after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

After reinstall Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a laptop, a new problem arose: can no login as administrator. When trying to log in, Ubuntu just do not let enter, no errors, but can enter only as a guest. ...
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How can I allow someone to access my VM?

I just added a user in linux, and give a password. useradd dluiz passwd dluiz Now, I tried ssh into my vm as that user I got ssh dluiz@ip I got Permission denied (publickey). Try ...
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How to make external drive accessible to a user e.g. webservers user

I have a program which creates some log directories using root next to the directory the user has given as argument to the script. I later chown them to my webservers user. The problem is if all ...
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Make default user to be root [closed]

First thing to do when I turn on my PC is using command sudo -s so instead of name@pc, I use user root@pc. How do I make it to be default user and what are risks of my approach?
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How to prepare an Ubuntu bootstrap for non-privileged systemd-nspawn?

I created an Ubuntu 16.04 bootstrap (via debootstrap) to be run via systemd-nspawn (also on 16.04). When started by # systemd-nspawn -D <mycontainer> I get a fully functional, correctly ...
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Invalid user error using chown

I am running into an issue where when I type in sudo chown, I am recieving an invalid user error. I created a user called clusterUser using the GUI. In the root directory of the computer (/), I ...
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Ask Ubuntu question - How does one gain enough points to actually reply and comment? [migrated]

I have just joined this website and I have tried to reply to many posts but I am told that I do not have enough "reputation" to reply to comments (and the website's staff post me direct messages ...
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Blank screen when switching users

I just created a new user account on my home computer (14.04 LTS) and switched to that account (after a slight detour because the user dir already existed), then left the computer for a while and ...
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Is it safe to revoke group other access to every directory in a file system?

I'm trying to secure an account on our server called ssh_user that is used purely for connecting via SSH to our server. Everyone on our team logs into this account via a PSK secured ssh connection ...
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Give access to restart network services/eth0 without root access [duplicate]

I am creating a support account on a Ubuntu server and given it access to specific folders and log files I would like this account to also be able to either reset the eth interface sudo ifdown eth0 &...
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CUPS what command do we use to get information about the user?

I'd like to know if there's a command that let you get information about the user of the printer like how much pages he had printed ...etc ?
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How can I re-enable LDAP authentication?

I was attempting to create a new account for a user on a machine via LDAP. He could authenticate via terminal with his LDAP account, but not into the display manager (lightdm). After unsuccessfully ...
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How to stop logging user login history?

I have noticed a History button in System Settings > User Accounts on my newly installed Ubuntu 15.10 system. It brings up a log of recent login sessions for the selected user. How can I disable ...
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How to log in to an account which is hidden from the lightdm login screen? [duplicate]

I followed the accepted answer of How do I hide a particular user from the login screen? (the one about modifying /var/lib/AccountsService/users/USERNAME) to hide the user guest-config from my lightdm ...
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Add a user with an already existing home directory

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu. Since I had a separate partition for /home, I was able to keep my old files. Now I need to add another user, let's say named "bob." The /home/bob directory already ...
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Increment Space to users /home

I need add or increment Space to users /home but I don't now How can i do this? For example I have userA with space 1G and userB with 1G. Now I need increment space userA to 4G How can do this?
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how to run an application from a different user than the user that installed the application

I have 2 user accounts, user_1 and user_2. I installed intellij under user_1 before creating the user_2 account. After I created user_2 and logged in as user_2, I cannot see the intellij application ...
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Sudo is not asking for password on Ubuntu 16.04

Ever since I update to 16.04 I notice whenever I use any sudo command the terminal does not ask me the password before executing the command,The command is directly executed.I am the admin and I have ...
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Avoid duplicates in active users

Currently I use gnome-shell and ubuntu 16.04. Everytime (even after reboot) I have at least 5 active users at same time. Here my command line output. Total count: users | wc -w 5 Users list: ...
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permission denied target 'xyz' is not a directory [closed]

Please help with this question : Create a new user called hos with password 123. In the home directory of this user, create a file called xyz, containing a list of all files and directories from /etc ...
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Why won't Ubuntu let me create a user account named “games”?

I downloaded the source for "nethack", and it suggests I create a user and group named "games". But when I click on (gear symbol) -> System settings -> User accounts from the menu bar, Ubuntu will ...
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Can't modify settings, can't change the background, all the icons docked on the launchpad disappear

I am suffering from a weird problem. I can't change my background or power settings, and every icon I dock onto the Launcher disappears after reboot. The launcher resets to the original after every ...
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How to recover administrator permission and media access for normal user?

I have a dell pc with ubuntu 14.04 lts version for my work. On a spring day, my system administrator removed my system's administrator permissions and removed my media access. He used the following ...
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Adding users and giving special permissions

I have tried different things with chmod and adduser commands but it will take too much time for me to do this. Here is what I try to do: Lets say I will add 3 users to my system. Each user can read ...
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How to transfer all my files to another user, including permissions

I have to create another user and transfer all my files to "him". The problem on Linux is that the new user will not be able to access them/edit them. Is there a fast command to transfer all files AND ...
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How do I mark a group in polkit as administrator?

I am using authentication via smb and want all users of the admins group as local administrators. For this I created the /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/60-local.conf file as described in ...
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Get email notification for using 'sudo' by a specific user

I have a server set-up and I let somebody that I trust with a little bit of sudo access have it. However, I also want an email anytime that they use sudo. I know that I can use Defaults ...
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Software package fails installing because of permissions

I'm busy installing WS02 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Server edition, right now I am facing some problems regarding permissions I guess below is my terminal log. I checked the directory with $JAVA_HOME and ...
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How to find which users are currently logged in?

uptime shows among others 4 users, should I be worried? According to man uptime uptime gives a one line display of the following information. The current time, how long the system has been ...
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How to reduce Bandwidth using squid delay pools in a LAN

I have a LAN with user PCs that managed by linux squid proxy server. IP ranges : User1 category : 192.168.1.2-192.168.1.12 User2 catogory : 192.168.1.13-192.168.1.23 User3 catogory ; 192.168.1.24-...
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VNC connect to background user

Is it somehow possible to allow local VNC connection to background user to other people while I'm myself working as the main user?
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Do files/directories belong to a user AND a group?

I'm trying to understand how file permissions work in Ubuntu. However, I can't understand the difference between user and group permissions. In here it says: Owner permissions − The owner's ...
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Ubuntu Live User Password

We've all seen the question before; "What is the password to the live user on Ubuntu?" This is always coupled with the same, correct, answer; "There is none." But how does that work? If I were to ...
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How to add new Users to Ubuntu tablet BQ M10?

I have just unboxed my all-new BQ Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition and started it for the first time. The device comes with Ubuntu 15.04 pre-installed. While playing around, I was unable to find any setting ...
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Member of group cannot cd into directory

I have a folder testfolder with owner tuser1 and group testgroup. ls -l shows this: drwxr-x--- 24 tuser1 testgroup 4096 Apr 17 13:33 testfolder tuser2 also belongs to testgroup. getent group ...
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Problem with an user

I was trying to follow a video tutorial to install ldap in Ubuntu with a client and a server. The tutorial's girl said about create an user in a new file, "usuario.ldif". This is what I wrote: dn: ...
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How to display the group-memberships for every user of the system?

I need a command that displays the system’s users and groups from /etc/passwd and /etc/group. For each user I want to display the username, UID and all groups the user is a member of. I tried cat /...
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Recovering user data after misinformed username change

I wished to change my username. To acheive this, I made the unfortunate choice to simply edit "/etc/passwd", replacing the respective username. Now I cannot log in anymore as that user. I assume this ...
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Firefox 45.0.1 doesn't play videos when run as a different user on ubuntu 15.10

If something similar has already been posted somewhere: sorry about that; I am noobish... I have a newly installed Ubuntu 15.10 and I'm trying to run firefox as a different user (lets call this user ...
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How to check the list of packages and applications installed along with the name of the users that installed them.? [duplicate]

I have a Ubuntu desktop which is accessed by many other users. Is there an option or a command to check all the packages/application that was installed by a particular user. Thanks
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Disable features for a specific user

I want to disable all features on a specific user, on my Ubuntu 15.10. I want him to: Don't change the wallpaper I followed this How to restrict users on changing their wallpapers? , but my ...
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Ubuntu Mate Default Settings for User

I want when I create a new user, this user loads automatically a default setting file with a pre-made desktop environment. I had tried to add my config to /usr/share/glib-2.0/schema/99_default....
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Running my process in a different user

I have a simple Node JS script running on my Ubuntu VPS on the root user, the VPS will be used for nothing else, doesn't use excessive CPU or RAM or allocated memory space. Should I create a new user ...
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how do I set the libreoffice icon style for new users?

My organisation wants to have a common icon-style for libreoffice - they want to change from "Tango" to "sifr" for all new users. Obviously a user can set the icon-style themselves via The ...
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PAM configuration error can cause “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error

I want to add this information to the question 'How to fix “The system is running in low-graphics mode” error?', but I'm newly registered and don't have the reputation to comment on that question. ...
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Where does Ubuntu store the default groups new users are added to?

Is there a file that contains the list of default groups that all newly created users will belong to? An answer to the following question provides a work-around for creating users with certain group ...
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How to reset the default users [duplicate]

I was having some trouble with virtualenv and sudo and such and I found a solution which involved running chown on a directory. Instead of doing what the instructions said I did the completely wrong ...
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Terminal: List all directories for which a user or group has write permission

I'd like to list all the directories for which a user or group has write permissions. I found this question on ServerFault, but it addresses a Windows Server, so I'm optimistic there's something ...
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How to create new user with Public key authentication?

I have Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS. I have Public key authentication enabled by default. I used the following command to create new user: sudo useradd -m -c "John T." john -s /bin/bash The command ...