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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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Difference between users listed under home directory and those not [closed]

I see some of the users I can find under /home directory in centos but not rest of the users. Users that are listed under /home directory, I can login as those users with command su username To ...
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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 ; ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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It doesnt open the Users Settings, System Settings

Every time i click in Users Settings, in System Settings, it closes the window. A million times trying and it stills keep closing. Would somebody help me on this?
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Ubuntu Server/Samba

I've installed Ubuntu Server and added Samba to use as a very basic file server with a few different users with their own accounts. Should I create the users and the groups in Ubuntu or in Samba, or ...
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Why do users created from System settings > user accounts not appear in sudoers?

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 on different machines. On one of those I had to create a new user from command line (adduser) and then I added it to /etc/sudoers to give admin authorizations to that user. ...
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Find out which program requested authentication

I get password prompts like the one below every now and then. Usually they say: Authentication is required to change your own user data But I have not requested to do so. This often happens ...
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How to make user account always use default configuration

I need to set up a student account on school computers so that it always uses default configuration - windows sizes, apps layout etc. and also always deletes files after reboot or log out. It's ...
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Why is “/bin/false” required to install the packages?

I'm installing ntp package by giving the configuration as useradd -c "Network Time Protocol" -d /var/lib/ntp -u 87 \ -g ntp -s /bin/false ntp In the above command what does /bin/false ...
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Adding users from text file [duplicate]

I'm trying to add multiple users from a text file and then to a group but I keep getting this error: 'seradd: invalid user name 'srogers My current script is: for i in $(cat users.txt) do echo ...
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logout isnt working [duplicate]

What is the command to log out using the terminal? my logout button isnt working. Im sure I can exit using sudo pkill lightdm is that the command, or is there something else? I’m using Ubuntu mate ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Glitched users?

When my PC running Ubuntu 15.10 boots up, it goes to the login screen there are two more users. The two new users are "postgres" and a Guest Session I have not recently indtalled any new programs.
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How to change user without starting a new session?

I am connecting to a server with ssh. I use to change user with su username, but as far as I can tell it always starts a new session. So at the end I have to type 1000 exits and I can't remove users ...
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superuser. What is it? and how do I get that premission?

I'm attempting to manually configure dpkg due to package manager warning. E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem. I enter the code. 'dpkg ...
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Does Ext4 stores owner and group names? Or only IDs?

I am wondering if Ext4 file system stores names or IDs for file ownership information? Most probably the IDs... but that makes another question. Does all Ubuntu versions have standardized IDs for ...
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How to create users using a csv file created with LibreOffice Spreadsheet?

I am trying to create multiple users and a group all at once to help me learn linux, but im running into trouble. (Mainly I have no clue what i am doing.) groupadd Avengers: useradd Hulk: useradd ...
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Why User Accounts doesn't open? How can I open it?

When I click on the User Accounts on System Settings, it doesn't open. The System setting window turns black and white and inactive. I waited for several minutes but it stays the same. Why it happens? ...
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Can I use shell_exec or exec as a different user than the apache user?

I have a media server (with only LAN access) that I want to be able to control via some scripts accessed by a web interface. So I want to run the scripts like I would via an SSH terminal. using the ...
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What are the privlages i should give to a standard user account?

What privliges should i give to a standard account? what should i remove? The user i am changing was the original Main admin account. I have set up a second account that will be my new main admin that ...
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Create a user that doesn't use a GUI

I was wondering if it was possible to have one user use a GUI and have a separate user have a more "pure Ubuntu" Edit: I ended up finding Openbox Desktop Environment which simulates the bare basic ...
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Hide files from root in ubuntu

My question would be a little bit silly, but who knows because linux is a very rich and sophisticated OS. Is there a way that a normal user in ubuntu can hide some files from root ? I know that the ...
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Help with Users in Linux

I need to separate the privileges of two users. One must be able to manage certain folders while the other should manage the rest. My problem is that the root user has all the privileges and could ...
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XRDP Ubuntu - Default Ubuntu shell

I have installed Ubuntu for enterprise purposes. I have also configured it With XRDP, but what bothers me is that when I use xrdp I just see an ugly Shell. I want the People to RDP to the ubuntu ...
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Where is location of users via Nautilus [closed]

When I browse files, I like to use Nautilus...especially when in root. Where do I locate the users of the computer via Nautilus?
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Account accidentally deleted, only guest account is present, how to get access to the existing account back again (data is still available)

I have a big problem. I hope, you can help me. After installing and uninstalling qmail I had a lot of related users in my system. I deleted all them in System Settings / All settings / User accounts, ...