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Find where your files are being used

Im running a server with no GUI. Is there a way to find where my files are being called? I want to know which files are calling my /bin/auto-root-login. I want to know this because my system uses ...
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Script To Logout Root and Login User

I was wondering if there was a way to make a script that logouts of root or takes the automatic root login and logs in a user. This is for security reason so that the user cannot change important ...
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Run script in /etc/rc.local under specific user

I am using portia (https://github.com/scrapinghub/portia) and I have set the following command in my rc.local: cd /home/portia/portia/slyd && twistd slyd Problem here is that the ...
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Remove old LDAP users from login screen?

When using computers with LDAP users, once a user logs on to a computer, they are shown on the login screen in the user list. How can we remove old users or reset the cached list? We are not trying ...
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How to find the internet data usage of all users and categorized per user in ubuntu?

Want to get the data usage of all users in Ubuntu like: username1 = datausage username2 = datausage username3 = datausage etc
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Users in MySQL have too many rights

I finally found out how to install phpmyadmin and get a working internet connection in virtual box after a lot of research. Now, I addes users and gave them specific rights for testing purposes. The ...
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How can I add Images for each user to Ubuntu 12.04 Logon Screen?

I am not talking about having unique backgrounds on the login screen. What I am looking for is a icon image besides each user name on the logon screen. This was something that was possible in ubuntu ...
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12.04 cannot connect to IPEVO mini-as-server

The IPEVO mini was connected as a ftp but then when I booted the next day the and tried to connect to the server i got permission denied for the first time and now I can't access the file server.
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Is it possible to set two different user accounts on different HD or partition?

I have installed ubuntu in a 20 GB HD, and I have two more HD, (160 GB HD and 80 GB HD). But in order to have my data safe (and more easily configure/change/alternate OS system). I want to set two ...
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I attempeted to format ubuntu

I was trying to format ubuntu so i selected Restore to Factory Settings but nothing happened so i deleted all the partitions including the admin so now i am trying to make the partitions using guest ...
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how to become a permanent root user in ubuntu [duplicate]

I have found some solutions but what I want to do is I want to become a root user "permanently". When I restart computer I still want to stay as a root user. I don't want to use termanial everytime to ...
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Should I use a separate 'admin' user as my “root sudo” or grant sudo to my 'app' user?

I'm still wrapping my brain around the Ubuntu 'nullify root' user management philosophy (and Linux in general) and I'm wondering if I should 'replace' my root user with a user called 'admin' (which ...
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useradd -p broken in 12.04 LTS?

I have a mail benchmarking application that I need to set up, and part of that includes setting up at least several hundred dummy user accounts. I had this scripted so I could easily recreate the ...
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56 views

How do I automatically change to a specific folder on login for an account with no home folder?

Typically I would create a user account and in the home folder, place the cd command in the ~/.bashrc file. For system users, however, with on home folders, the /etc/bash.bashrc file is used instead ...
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Standard user password

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I was wondering when a standard user is asked for his password, other than on login or lock screen, I am thinking about disabling it completely.
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How to limit user access to selected applications?

I would like to give a user (mom and dad) only access to these 4 applications: Google Chrome Libreoffice Calc and Writer vlcplayer Of course they are locked in the user home directory. And also of ...
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Guide to build a simple intranet 3x workstations + 1x server + 1x switch + 1x nas?

I'm quite familiar with single workstation installation and setup etc. with Ubuntu but now I would like to build a small intranet using: 2x or 3x existing workstations, they have the same set of ...
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Can't login as user after upgrade 12.04 to 13.04 [duplicate]

After upgrade I can't log in. Error message: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/username/.ICEauthority This is on a system with 2 partitions. This installation is on /dev/sda5 type ext4. ...
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Unknown user in statoverride file

I had an application installed on my htpc running ubuntu server called mediatomb, a few months ago I uninstalled it and replaced it with a Plex install. At the weekend when querying existing users on ...
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1answer
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How to avoid normal users from accessing others likewise home folder?

How can I avoid normal users from accessing other users home folders? All the users login via AD a/c but here in Ubuntu 12.04 anyone can easily access other users home folder including Administrator ...
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Touchpad doesn't work for particular user account

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, DEll vostro 2520. My touchpad didn't work for one user account and it works fine for other user accounts. I was wondered with this issue. Please do let me know to resolve ...
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How to restore “normal” users after reinstalling ubuntu 12.04

I've reinstalled the ubuntu 12.04 but I save home directory. After reinstallation my (admin) account is OK. For others users I created new accounts with same username and passwords. But users cannot ...
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How to secure system users which only runs application processes?

I created a system user through adduser command for use in an application I installed. This user is supposed to run application-specific processes and such (think of postgres system user doing nothing ...
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1answer
197 views

How do I prevent standard users from creating new user accounts in ubuntu desktop?

I need to prevent standard users from creating new user accounts in ubuntu-12.04-desktop
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1answer
534 views

What is the purpose of the backup user installed by default? [duplicate]

from /etc/passwd: backup:x:34:34:backup:/var/backups:/bin/sh The home directory listed is /var/backups which is owned by root:root. Here are the contents of the home directory: total 4.1M ...
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added new user no shell/ tab completing

I added a new ubuntu user with this command useradd -d /home/newname -m newname It seems no tab completing feature and only $ as prompt, When I logged in as root I see root@server$ as prompt. ...
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Limited access accounts for a low maintenance deployment?

Forgive me if I haven't done quite as much digging trying to solve this on my own as I could have: I'm currently in Zambia, and my internet access is unpredictible and slow when it's working. I'm ...
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Basic server build for practicing and learning linux on

I am taking it upon myself to learn Linux,so here is what I want to accomplish; I want to set up a server primarily for practice. I don't need it to do anything specific accept allow me to login via ...
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2answers
538 views

Do not own my computer? [duplicate]

I was trying to install some plugins for my navigational program when I noticed I can't do changes to the file. And after a while I noticed that I'm not allowed to do any changes to the filesystem. ...
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Authentication failed with the correct password and now I cannot use sudo anymore

Recently I installed Ubuntu 12.04 (first time on Ubuntu). I have my normal "administrator", and another Guest account. I was experimenting today with the user accounts, and set my "administrator" ...
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1answer
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How to change guest user icon

How the "Guest User" picture in Ubuntu 12.04 can be changed? The user picture appear, for example, in the user menu. This image is seen in every user's menu, so I guess it's just a matter of finding ...
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How can I have different X & sound configuration depending on which user logs in?

First off: I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and the NVIDIA X Server Settings GUI to configure. I've recently gotten a new LED TV hooked up to my computer - the video card supports two displays. I would like ...
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Why can't I disable the Guest session?

I can't disable the Guest session for Ubuntu 12.04. I tried to add allow-guest=false but it doesn't work. Is there another way to disable it?
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User's password can not be set with passwd

I am running Ubuntu as a server, but with X-windows setup. I have SSH , Samba and RAID 5 setup. Was having trouble browsing Samba shares from my Windows 7 laptop, so I thought it might be a problem ...
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Immediately after login, my 12.04 LTS desktop asks for my password for “Authentication is required to change user data”

I have two Ubuntu 12.04 systems, one a desktop, and the other running as a NIS/NFS server (a desktop with lightdm disabled). When I login, I get the dialog (not error) "Authentication is required to ...
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What directories does user own - LTS 12.04

Which directories in the hierarchy does the default main user (UID 1000) own? like maybe /usr/share/ or /bin/ I need to now exactly the directories my user needs to own in the hierarchy, in short I ...
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1answer
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How to setup an Ubuntu Server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Share Ext4 Partition Over Network I have no knowledge when it comes to servers and i really want to be a pro at stuff like that. What i wanna do is setup a Ubuntu ...
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are installed applications for all users or only for the account who installed them?

I want to make different user accounts separate in Ubuntu 12.04 for some applications only. My brother uses some applications I don't want so more specifically, Can I install application like ...
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1answer
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12.04 Login gone wrong

I seem to have a fault in the login procedure somewhere. When I boooted up I found that if I selected Guest I could use the computer. If I selected my administrator account I was taken straight to ...
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Not able to login to Administrator Account in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/me/.ICEauthority I'm using 12.04. It was working fine till now. Suddenly today it happened to stuck/hang. I was writing Python ...
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1answer
618 views

Ubuntu User Accounts messed up

I need to fix Ubuntu Accounts but somehow don't really see how it could be done. The problem is: files /etc/passwd and /etc/hostname and /etc/hosts where changed. /etc/passwd After ...
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1answer
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Why do I need to use separate accounts for installing and running a program?

I bought some software from Atlassian (Jira, Confluence etc.) and I am installing it. One of the programs recommend me to create a user with limited access for only that program, and it also wants me ...
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How to run crontab as user:www-data?

My LAMP is setup to work as user:www-data and all files and folders are created with that permissions. I have setup for crontab as user@ubuntu. So i do crontab -e and use this command: */5 * * * * ...
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Can't curently log in as user in ubuntu 12.04

After the installation of Ubuntu 12.04 was finished, I was told to reboot my system. When it came backup, and after I logged in on the login screen, nothing happens, like its stuck there. I waited ...
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Login screen - set default user

On login screen i have two options: my default user (let's say User1) and "Other User". When i work as "Other user" and make "Log out", on logon screen the 'active' one is "Other User". I wish that ...
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Where will my full name be used?

During installation, the installer told me my name would be used for things like the default 'from' in emails. So now I'm wondering: Where else will my name be used? What benefits do I get from ...
2
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1answer
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User Accounts not listed in System Settings User Accounts

I'm running 12.04 on PPC (IMAC G5) - but have a problem with creating/editing user accounts with the System Preferences User Accounts tool. All updates have been downloaded and installed. When I ...
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1answer
760 views

Restrict acces to my home folder from another standard user account

I have made a new user on my machine to be used by my family. But when i loged in in the family account which is not an administrative account,i could acces my home folder(which is an administrative ...
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Unity greeter background not changing for users automatically after upgrade

I have recently upgraded from 11.10 to 12.04. Normal upgrade, no new installation. In 11.10 I was using Simple LightDM Manager tool to set a custom wallpaper on the login screen. This tool ...
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12.04 User-account not listed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 User Accounts not listed in System Settings User Accounts After incremental updates from 10.10, to 12.04, go back to gnome rather than Unity, and some ...