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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 15....
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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 eg ...
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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, ...
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parsing `/etc/passwd` to find root user, and whether user can run interactive shell

I want to parse /etc/passwd file to find out if the user has root privilege and can run interactive shell. according to UID 100-999 are reserved by system for administrative and system ...
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Firefox plugin pauses after switching user account in Ubuntu 14.04

I am running automatic scripts (Instagram Liker) using iMacros (A Firefox PLugin) on an Ubuntu Machine. I have two accounts on the same computer. One for running my scripts and the other for family ...
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How to restore/add previous user account

I've recently fixed a broken installation by reinstalling Ubuntu with a new username, and thankfully my old account survived (yay). Now I'd like to add my old account back to Ubuntu. Note that I'm not ...
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5030 in ls output.?

I am getting the following in the output of ls for the home directory of arcsight user. drwxr-xr-x 2 5030 tspplatformadmin 4096 2016-01-28 02:51 arcsight What I expected the output to be: ...
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Where is 'Users and Groups' in Ubuntu 15.10

'Users and Groups' seems to have disappeared in Ubuntu 15.10 Now I can only see 'User Accounts' from the dash If you want to use the gnome-system-tools, then you have to run users-admin from the cmd ...
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How do i make new shell installed available for other user?

I have installed a KDE shell for a user. I wanted that same shell for other user on the same machine. Is there any way to do this or I just have to make the other user to install the shell using the ...
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Duplicate User login? [duplicate]

I am testing my new (dual boot) Ubuntu install. When playing with basic terminal commands I noticed that i was logged in (or something to that effect) twice! Here are my commands and the terminal ...
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list group of logged in users

I know I can see the list of logged in users, with the who command. But lets say, I want to see who in my group is logged on. How can I do that?
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-ingroup vs --ingroup

Instead of: sudo adduser --ingroup hadoopgroup hadoopuser I did a: sudo adduser -ingroup hadoopgroup hadoopuser am OK to go? Or the single - will cause a problematic user.
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Owner status of directory reverting

I use Ubuntu 64 bit, version 14.04 LTS. I have 2 users on this machine, user1 and user2. Both users are part of the same group. I run a python script that logs something in a file, that is within a ...
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How can I set two passwords for one account? [duplicate]

It would be great if I have two passwords to my account, so that if I forget one, I can still login without much trouble. Is it possible to do this? By "two passwords" I mean two login passwords...
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How to disallow access to folder even for admins?

I'd like to create a new user account and allow them to do maintenance on the server, i.e. install and configure new software, restart the server, manage other users etc... However, I'd like to ...
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Help me win this war!

History: The map: I have a dual-booted laptop, Windows 7 alongside Ubuntu 14.04. For Ubuntu, I have a separate partition, which stores my data. The enemy: sudo chown -R hadoopuser /, which literally ...
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FTP user access limited to one folder

I have ftp server running on my raspberry pi and I have to users there I want to limit one user's access only to his home folder (/home/user), so when he logs in via ftp he can't go to other folders ...
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New user, new computer: system asked a password to uptade

I'm a new user, recently bought a new machine with Ubuntu. It's my first time with this OS. The first task I tried to do was update the system. I was asked about a password, but I don't know any. ...
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Can anybody explain output of getent passwd command?

mymac is my personal user account on juggernaut machine mymac:x:1000:1000:juggernaut,,,:/home/mymac:/bin/bash What does that x, 1000 , 1000 mean? And the commas that follow? In analogy, also ...
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what does it mean by lucid and karmic users?

please feed some info on both of these. I want to both the diffence and how to diffrentiate amongst lucid and karmic user and which category do i fall into?
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Can't switch to tomcat user after installing tomcat via apt

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Tomcat 7 from the default repository with sudo apt-get install tomcat7 It installed fine, I can start/stop the service tomcat7 using sudo service tomcat7 restart ...
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Ubuntu users - access to file of different user

I am just messed up with users of Ubuntu. I just have two users of my system: father and son Now I want to have access to all of my son files. But not by using sudo. It must be automaticaly. Now i ...
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Can I customize users privilege?

I want to create a new user for my friend and let him access to my raspberry pi remotely from another city using SSH. I want to let him do what ever he wants except accessing respi-config other users ...
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where to save my ssh key file

I know that for any user I have to save the ssh key file into: /home/any_user/.ssh/ But I do not know where to save the ssh key for the sudo. Is it under /root/.ssh ?
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What is the default password for the `tomcat7` user on my system?

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed Apache Tomcat 7 via sudo apt-get install tomcat7 and without editing any configuration I can start and stop the service tomcat7 successfully (localhost:8080 ...
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How do you add user using the terminal? [duplicate]

How do you add a user in ubuntu using the terminal
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No user accounts to log into

When I was in my admin account, I accidentally removed all accounts. Now when I log in it prompts me to type in a username. After that it asks for a password. However, none of my original accounts and ...
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Forgot password ubuntu give root password for maintenance

I have forgot my Ubuntu password. And I am trying to reset it. Once I scroll down to root in my grub, after I hit enter it says give root password for maintenance. I clearly don't know the ...
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How change user password in Ubuntu-Studio GUI?

Asking users to change their password using the command line is like asking them to play Russian roulette... ( Unable to change user password in Ubuntu 12.10 How recover encrypted home when lost ...
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How do I assign differnt number of cores/threads to an user group

I have a server machine having two GPU (512 cuda cores each) and Dual Quad Core Processors having 16 Number of Threads. The system is using Ubuntu Desktop edition 14.04. I want to assign an user-...
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There is no dialog box to input password for users other the main user

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 (Ubuntu MATE) and created a main account, 'rwabuhesi' from which I created another one, 'qulay'. From the terminal, I can log into both accounts and even move files ...