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Can I somehow pause all processes of an user logged in in background?

I have mainly two accounts on my 14.10 laptop: Mine (admin) and my brother's (restricted). Now when my brother is logged in and runs some applications like firefox with flash player, it consumes ...
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How to configure /va/lib/AccountsService/users/?

I know files in /va/lib/AccountsService/users/ are related to users configuration.But i can't find any documents about how to modify these configuration files. So is there any document? I even ...
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user not recognized from the recovery mode

I wanted to add my user account to another group so I booted into recovery mode and chosen the Drop to root shell option but when i type in the shell usermod -a -G aGroup myUsername it tells me that ...
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User doesn't get gksu dialog so apps just fail

I am using Ubuntu with Xfce on Android in a chroot (via Linux Deploy). When I try to run some software that requires admin/root access the GUI does not prompt me for the admin password like it does ...
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Switch user on live session gives “no passwd entry”

I cannot access my Ubuntu-system anymore (see this question). Now I'm booting my computer with a bootable-Ubuntu-usb-stick, this works and I try to access my files to keep my files on the hard drive ...
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what are the recommended “users and groups” settings for groups to be checked

As I have created new users I have noticed they have different groups selected. For example one user has its own name selected the other does not. What groups should be selected by default and which ...
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Unable to execute tdist command in ubuntu

Unable to execute tdist and tdisco command in tconcoord file. It is showing this command does not exist. I tried to install it by using sudo apt-get install, but it is showing it doesn’t contain in ...
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How to recover a deleted user

I recently installed the last version of Ubuntu (14.04). I had 3 independent disks: /dev/sda1 mounted on / /dev/sdc1 mounted on /data /dev/sdb5 mounted on /home I installed the last Ubuntu version ...
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How to get all user details

How can I get groups, permissions, shell, etc from a desired user from command line? There is a tool to obtain all basic data for each user?
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How to set permisions for groups?

I have a problem with Ubuntu server version. I need to set access permissions for groups (and user in group) (Sorry for my English) eg.: I have 3 group. developers managers administrators And a ...
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How to launch chromium with specific user

The chromium browser allows to have multiple users with individual bookmarks, extension etc. within chromium. Is it possible to launch chromium with parameters which specify which user to be loaded. ...
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Prevent standard users from seeing and running some apps

How to control just some apps to be available on other accounts, Not all of them?
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How do you create a shell script?

I need to create a shell script that will create a user then put it into a group. How do I do it?
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Do something in terminal that involve changing user [closed]

I want do something in terminal that involve changing user like: sudo su do something do something exit do something do something sudo su do something do something exit I've tried to do something ...
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What is the normal reason for changing user ID?

A little discussions alike this what is a fame of Askubuntu hints me to ask for community opinion due to this is a "multipolar" theme and adequate answer written normal English at the normal user ...
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How do I set-up user quotas limits on the file system?

I need to set-up a local file system limit of 2 - 5 GB per user. How do i configure that limit?
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How do i set password expiry for all users?

I need to set the password expiry time for ALL users at once with the terminal, or at least by group. Is there any way to do this? Without using suspicious or sketchy software/sites? Thankyou!
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Directly logged into Guest account

I have just one user in Ubuntu and that is guest and cannot do anything else. I installed Ubuntu and it directly logged me into a guest account. How do I create new accounts without proper access?
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Can't switch users anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and update regularly. I have 3 users on the system. I can log in to one user, but no longer can switch to another user without getting black screen and apparent crash. ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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How to find the running network services and the port and user

I want to find a list of all network services running on my system, including details of the port and services and the users. I know that I need to use netstat, ps and fuser. but I don't know how to ...
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Can't get to desktop after login

I need some help: I shut down my laptop (Ubuntu 14.04), forgetting I was installing software, and now I can't get to unity after logging in. I just see my background picture. Logging in a guest ...
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I'm a compete linux noob [closed]

Where is the best place to start learning/studying about Ubuntu and What topic(s) should I focus on first ?
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Difference between Login in Ubuntu 14.04 tty1 and Initial Login

I have installed Compiz Settings Manager and misconfigured something, its consequence was all things disappeared from window other than background. I found a solution for this issue. Now problem is ...
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Can the root user change the owner of a file that he doesn't own?

My web server uses the user www-data to access/change files. This causes permission issues for php file upload etc. for files owned by root (or by any other user). I'd like to use the 755/644 ...
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I can't create a group for my users how do i do it?

How do i create a group for users i have already created on Ubuntu? I have tried several things but it won't work.
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XAMPP installed as root. How to choose a different user?

I just installed XAMPP onto Ubuntu 14.04. However, it installed itself as root instead of the user I created for this purpose. I assume that this is a BAD IDEA and would like to change this. How can ...
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Not able to create user on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I'm sorry this post is so long, but I wanted to make sure that all the stuff that might be relevant was readily available. I've been trying to create a new user account on my laptop, and, even though ...
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Add user with users-admin

I can't seem to get the users-admin command to work properly under Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS. When I open it, everything looks fine, but pressing the Add button does nothing, no reaction at all. At a ...
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Looking for network surveillance tool

I sometimes use / test software that cannot be found in the apt tree. The software comes from all over the internet. When executing the software I create an extra user for this particular software and ...
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How to remove the ugly blue log in?

Due to following some guy's answer, now when I tried to log into the ubuntu, I was given an ugly blue login window: I thought I can get rid of it by setting automatic login and found some hints on ...
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How to edit read-only file in etc?

I'm a brand new user so I'm not sure of my way around the system yet. I want to change my computer's name, so I tried to edit the name in /etc/hostname, but it is a read-only file. Adding the '!' ...
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Renaming user name

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
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How can I see the list of users..?

I'm fresh to Linux , to be precise this is the first day I'm sitting before Ubuntu OS. I added users for a learning purpose & now I want to see all the users in the system. How do I see the users ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 userdel -f does not remove user

I faced with small difference in behavior of userdel utility on Ubuntu 10.04 and 14.04 and now struggling trying to fix it. I have kind of "hardening" script which should remove user via userdel ...
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How to remove a newly created user in Ubuntu 14.04

I added a user just for learning purpose how to add user using the command sudo useradd usernamefollowed by my password, the user is created successfully. Now I don't want it and running the command ...
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How do i create a partition, so all users can read wrie execute files without any permissions? [duplicate]

I have a 160 GB hard drive and i need to create a separate partition so all users can access the files (mostly music, movies, pictures), without requiring any authentication from the administrator or ...
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Strange user accounts displayed

I was following this tutorial to manage my server's users & groups : I have one group aside from the default "admin" called "guest". I used the following commands to display the users & ...
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Is it possible to store user's home directories remotely?

I work in a small office with 6 PCs and a server. I'm looking at installing Ubuntu on all of the computers, but I'd like users to be able to log in to any one of the computers and be able to access ...
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Shell script for list of users by groups

I want to write a shell script that generates a list of users. for each user display the username and ID and all groups the user is a member of it means like GROUPS command but for all users and with ...
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Black screen after switching session

I’m experiencing a black screen/block in this situation: user A begins a session switch to user B return to user A:---black screen--- No possibility of ctrl+alt+f7. Can anybody help me?
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Uninstalling hadoop on Ubuntu 14.04, files/directories left over

I'm trying to completely uninstall Hadoop on my Ubuntu partition (14.04 Trusty Tahr) and am running into an issue I haven't seen before. I completely removed the directory that hadoop was installed to ...
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How to enable user jobs in Upstart

I'm trying to allow non-privileged users to run upstart jobs from their $HOME/.init directory. Upstart cookbook mentions that you must enable this, but doesn't mention how to do it. The frustration ...
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copying files from one user to another in a single machine

How to copy any files or directories from one user to another user in a same machine via terminal? Suppose there is one file test.txt in home directory of USER1. I need to copy that file to the home ...
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Can I change permissions from the original user to one added later

I am pretty new to Ubuntu (in case that fact is not immediately obvious). I setup a machine with Ubuntu 14.04 for some people in our church. In setup, I used their user name to configure the ...
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Prevent user from seeing files

I need to give access to my server to a new user. This user will access one directory used for web server, in order to modify some files there. Now, I have created the user on the server, but when I ...
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Settings LDAP Users Roles/Permissions at Application Level

I configured LDAP server on my Linux machine and create users/group accordingly as required. I have different groups like: admin/managers/executive/developers/users/clients. Now I have around 10 ...
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How can I create a non password user?

@work (using Red Hat) we have the notion of npa users, these users are normally for services or applications (git, mysql, nginx etc) and these users can't login themselves. Only as a login authorized ...
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List of valid suid/sgid executables?

Can anyone tell me where to find a list of valid suid/guid programs on Ubuntu (14.04)? Note I can use find to get a list of suid/sgid programs on my machine, but I want to know if they are real valid ...
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How can I log out idle users?

I have some kiosk PCs that pretty much work like the Ubuntu guest session. The kiosk users home has a union filesystem mounted on top of it so the can't change anything but can still save files while ...