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1answer
35 views

Unable to recover admin account ubuntu 11.10

i had accidentally deleted the admin account. i am using the system from standard how to recover the administrator account which i had deleted, please do favour me in resolving this isssue.
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1answer
145 views

Numerous problems with Ubuntu 11.10, have to use my windows partition now :( [closed]

I have used Ubuntu for almost a year now, but recently I have been forced to use my windows partition because I can't connect to the internet. I can see a list of available wireless routers but I ...
3
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2answers
3k views

How can I allow a specific standard user in Ubuntu 11.10 to mount a specific NTFS file system?

I want to grant permission one specific standard Ubuntu 11.10 user to be able to mount a specific NTFS drive. How can I do that?
0
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1answer
619 views

I cannot change my ubuntu user account password

Changing the user account password seems to take forever. Do any of you have this problem?
4
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1answer
284 views

How can I get Policykit-1-KDE to preselect the current user?

On my new Kubuntu 11.10 system, there are two users with administrative rights (paulo and administranto). Whenever I now from a KDE GUI dialog do some action which needs administrative rights, I get a ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Customize guest Account? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the guest session defaults I am using 11.10 with single user, sometime when someone wants my system i can't deny so i have to give them my pc along user ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How to change my account type from standard to administrator? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? I just re-installed my Ubuntu 11.10, and I accidently changed my account type from admin to standard and I don't have a second ...
3
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2answers
3k views

How to activate User after changing UID with usermod?

Logged in as root and I changed the UID of user 'carmen' via terminal-command usermod -u 502 carmen but now user 'carmen' doesn't show up anymore on the login-screen (where you can choose, which ...
10
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5answers
1k views

Why does switching users completely hang my system every time?

I have a fresh install of 11.04 64bit, with 2 administrator accounts and 4 normal accounts. The 4 normal accounts (the kids' accounts) don't have passwords, they can login simply by clicking on ...
0
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1answer
243 views

Prevent Standard users from seeing and mounting drives

My user id is 1000 and second user id is 1001 and my fstab entry for the drives are # /media/Data_Ext4 was on /dev/sda7 during installation UUID=1c2862cf-5838-49a7-bcef-715319a7841e /media/Data_Ext4 ...
2
votes
3answers
757 views

I cannot create a user with an encrypted homedir

In previous versions of Ubuntu you could create users with encrypted partition from the "User Accounts" GUI utility. Now this option is absent from Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric). How can you create a user ...
2
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0answers
7k views

Guest User Ubuntu 11.10 Guest User [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I disable the guest session? How do I disable the guest user in ubuntu 11.10 when using sudo edit lightdm.conf I am not able to open the file Thanks
1
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2answers
8k views

Change user password while password is empty

I have a realy strange problem in Ubuntu 11.10. I have by accident my password set to empty. If I wan't to install software now the system asks for a password, but I haven't one anymore. If I enter my ...
5
votes
1answer
2k views

How do I fine-tune user privileges?

In previous versions of Ubuntu, I was able to fine-tune user privileges easily via a tool. However, the present version apparently only allows two levels: standard or administrator. How do I e.g. give ...
2
votes
3answers
257 views

How can I restore a deleted username using its old home folder?

I recently upgraded my ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10, but while playing around trying to restore the GNOME classic (I really don't like the unity), I screwed something up. Ubuntu did not came back after ...
1
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0answers
160 views

How to become administrator again [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add myself back as a sudo user? Well I was messing around with the user accounts and I noticed that my account was listed under "administrator". I knew that ...
8
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1answer
955 views

How to make guest sessions start with Unity 2D by Default?

My PC does not have enough resources to run two accounts in Unity 3D. When I open a guest account from an already started session, it uses Unity 3D by default. How do I change that?
5
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I add (and show) a user photo(s) in LightDM?

I am wondering if there is an option for adding and showing a user photo in LightDM ?
0
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0answers
1k views

Where's admin tools gone in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) In 11.10, with Unity, I do not see all the admin tools. Especially, I want to access "Users and Groups" tool. Where is it? Should I ...
3
votes
3answers
338 views

Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 - My User Do not load

To developers and administration :) I am developer so my work depends on OS on which I work. As additional software I installed Unity2D desktop from repository and OpenBox. A couple a days ago, ...
5
votes
1answer
5k views

How to rename a user safely?

I've misspelled user name when installing (XUbuntu 11.10) and would like to rename if possible. How can it be done safely?
3
votes
3answers
1k views

Directory error when trying to create a new user

I added a second user 'shirley' in Settings -> User Accounts, and set a password. The account type is Standard. In 11.04, this worked and I logged in and had a functioning desktop for this user. How ...
3
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1answer
779 views

How to set user rights in 11.10? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I remember having a list of options of what a user can do in previous versions. For example, I want a standard user to be able to ...
4
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0answers
9k views

Users and groups icon not showing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to manage users and groups? (GUI) I'm trying to setup virtualbox in my ubuntu 11.10 install but I can't find the icon for users and groups to change the settings and ...