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I disabled my administrator account,locked it without having other accounts

i disabled my administrator account and lock it accidentally without creating other account leaving me only the guest account to access. i tried finding for solutions in the net but none have the same ...
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Exclude user from using systemwide installed programs

I recently created a new user. I want to allow this user to use only one or two programs, but I have lots of systemwide installed apps. Is there an easy way to exclude a specific user from using apps ...
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Predefined user groups

There are a lot of predefined groups on Ubuntu (and many other distros), but I can't seem to find any information about what each is for. Some seem obvious or are well-known: cdrom is for access to ...
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Home folder not writeable

I have two users, and one of them can't write to his home directory (but the desktop directory?!) and Thunar displays a lock on the home folder. However, if I run ls -l in /home, I get drwxr-xr-x 28 ...
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Create a shared folder for group of users

I have created a group of users in my Ubuntu server system, so that each one of them can log in through an ssh connection with his username and password. Each user is "locked" in their home directory, ...
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How to create a user that can login via SSH, but can't use shell commands?

How to create a new user that can login via SSH, but can't use shell commands? I've tried to set /bin/false as the default shell to the user, but then I no longer can login via SSH.
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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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What Is The Difference Between “root”, “user”, “group”?

I am new in using UbuntuServer13.10 so during giving permission to a folder to open it on FileZilla on other PC, I got these words and now I want to know about the difference between; "root", "user", ...
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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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List all non system users [duplicate]

I want to know list of all users founded in my system. I need non-system users. I know that the file /etc/passwd contains all users root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash ...
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Setting up a firewall Ubuntu Server 13.10 to specified domain users of a Windows server 2008

So, here's the plan: I want to set up a firewall that allows/blocks certain websites for specified users in a Windows server domain (local); For example: For the user domain.name/user1 I want to ...
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Cannot seem to get bash history along with others working

This is very similar to all the other questions out there but at the same time not. I am running Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-59-generic x86_64) to be precise. I successfully setup a new user ...
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How to mount an old /home directory after OS clean re-install?

Before re-installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I unmounted the /home directory. After a clean re-install, I recreated some of the users and installed the ubuntu-desktop package, then re-mounted the old /home ...
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I'm Unable to change/set Read write permission on mounted remote drives and directories

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS I've been working on a read write permission issue involving a network drive mounted locally on my Ubuntu box. I Use this device to run my Plex server, I keep my media files on a ...
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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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ubuntu server and samba

I am trying to set up a Ubuntu server 12.04 nas using samba file sharing. I first tried to set it up with webmin and when that didn't work, I tried to set it up manually using the vi editor modifing ...
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How do I disable the guest account on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy) [duplicate]

Yes! I want to get rid of the guest account on Ubuntu. How do I do this?? I do not want this account but neither I find it in /etc/passwd and /etc/group nor within the users by navigating to system ...
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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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Log in with a password

I have not enabled auto login, but I can still log in to my account without entering my password. I want to turn this option off and let Ubuntu ask me for my password before logging in. This is only ...
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How to find active users in Ubuntu?

With help of the who command we can get active users, I want only the first field such as user 1 user 2 user 3
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Making a specific root folder accessible to user

I am using virtual box with ubuntu as the guest, which has a feature to share a folder between the host and guest, which is located for the guest in the media folder under root. It is quite ...
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How to add my user account to admin group (13.10 desktop) [duplicate]

I was trying to extract a web template into the hosting folder /docroot on the web service, which is working, however I do not have permission to complete the action. I cannot stand being locked out ...
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how to limit resources to a shared ubuntu 10.04

The title might not be explanatory enough but I couldn't find any better way to formulate it. I will be running a server for office use. It will host applications on tomcat. 2 differents people would ...
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Configuring SAMBA shares for multiple users

First of all, I apologize if this is a duplicate, but I've been having serious issues both figuring out and also finding a resolution to my situation on any threads on multiple sites for days now. I ...
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Can I catch a virus if I have a super user account and I switch to my normal one? [duplicate]

Hey I'm 14 (I don't know alot) and the reason i rooted my Ubuntu is to install a theme, but i wonder, can I catch a ubuntu virus if I am in my normal account?
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Correctly setup apache virtual hosts with multiple users

Thanks in advance for any help you may provide. I've self taught myself using linux (ubuntu), apache, virtual hosts and a few bits with regards to security, though I've yet to put these all together ...
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User Auth Failure

I was trying to change my usernme on Ubuntu 12.04 lts by opening Terminal and enter this command $ sudo nautilus Then, I went to File System > home > alex (my username) I right click on ...
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How to give access permission to specific folder by specific user in ubuntu.[Terminal]

I am having below directory structure. /DR/Sub/X1/... /X2/... /X3/... ....... I want to give acces permissions to user but in below manner, when ever i create new directory ...
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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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How to Restrict two users of ubuntu to see other's data

I have installed ubuntu with two folders i.e. / and /home with swap area. I have made two users in /home. But User1 can check the data of User2 and hence vice-versa. I wish to restrict one user to see ...
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How to limit users to N cores?

I have an SSH server where users login to do various tasks. The problem is I have 4 cores, and one user is running tasks on 4. How can I limit the number of cores any given user can use? This is not ...
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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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Number of Ubuntu and Linux users? [duplicate]

Does anyone know what the latest estimate of active Ubutuntu and Linux users?
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ASUS fn-kys for sound volume (laptop-hotkeys) don't work

The hotkeys for sound volume of ASUS N76VM with Ubuntu 12.04 don't work on the (my) admin account, but dó work on other users accounts for the rest of the family.
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How to take away nearly all permissions from a user in Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

I'm trying to set up a kiosk for people to access firefox and print a page. I have a firewall set up to block all network access but the specific page and I have removed the application, files, music ...
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A strange account appear at login to Ubuntu 12.04?

An account name student account appear at login , what is thes account and how to disable it . Hint i disable guest at /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf How to disable this account ?
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Using iBus on “standard” account

I want to set up a "standard" (non-admin) account on my machine. Everything works fine when the account is an admin account, but iBus fails to load when I downgrade the account to a standard account. ...
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Add existing user to Unity

Short story How can set Unity as desktop environment for an user created with Shell? Long story On a VM running Ubuntu 12.04 configured as LAMP, I need to use the desktop environment Unity for the ...
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“ls” is not listing any user's under /home directory in Ubuntu

Am very new to Ubuntu and I got a machine which was used by some one before. Now I don't know how to recover login credentials. I tried to enter to root and tried to see the user names. I used ls ...
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Configure Software Center for local install

I'm aware of this post but what I would like is to configure the software center to install software in ~/local/ for example, not to modify the system's policy about who's allowed to install ...
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Adding an icon to a guest account when the icon is on main account

How do I add an icon to a guest account when the icon is available on main account?
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How to recover a deleted /etc/passwd?

I deleted the /etc/passwd file and cannot login now. I don't know the root password and tried lots of passwords, but none of them worked. How can I fix this?
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How to give a specific user access only to a specific folder and its contents?

I used adduser <name> and created a new user, andrew. Now I want to give him read/write access only to /var/www/sitename.com and its contents. How am I supposed to do this? I tried sudo ...
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libnss-extrausers change password

I have Ubuntu 12.04. Installed libnss-extrausers and configured nsswitch.conf. Now, users registered in /var/lib/extrausers/{passwd,group,shadow} are recognized by the system and can login. However, ...
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Apache Tomcat cannot be started as a non-root user

I manually started Apache Tomcat 6 via the command $CATALINA_HOME/bin/startup.sh and this is the result - Using CATALINA_BASE: /home/getx/Desktop/apache-tomcat-6.0.37 Using CATALINA_HOME: ...
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My Account not visible in User Accounts

I am currently set to automatically log into this machine and I would like to change that. However, when I go to User Accounts, I am no longer listed. lightdm/users.conf file is as such: ...
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After guest user session used, J. Random user appears in menu

I let someone that borrowed my computer for email etc, and they logged into a guest session, they did their business and I logged back into my account. And know I see a "J. Random User" in the unity ...
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Limited Access to Shared Folders

I have the following Configuration: Media PC with Ubuntu 12.04 which has an external disk connected via usb. The external Disk has two Partitions, one for Data and one for Media. Additionally the ...
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How to create a new user without home directory and with specific UID

How can I add a new user "Kids" with UID = 500 and without home directory with adduser command in terminal? I'm trying this: sudo adduser --no-create-home --uid ID 500 Kids and after correctly ...
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Skype: Microphone only working for one Ubuntu user

I've had Problems with Skype for a bit, but managed to fix some of them (using Skype from the repos to make it work with Pulseaudio, fixing cracking sounds as described in ...