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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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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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lubuntu completely ignoring ldap setup. Followed guide, no contact with ldap server

We have LDAP authentication working on every other server and lxc container in our enterprise, but when we try and have a brand spankin new Lubuntu 14.04 installation do the same, it's completely ...
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How to change my own home directory?

I use this command to change my home directory sudo usermod -d new-path -m myname But I got this error usermod: user myname is currently logged in How could I change my own home directory and ...
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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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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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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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Changing another user's wallpaper

Is there anyway to change the wallpaper of another user? I believe a missing wallpaper file is preventing me from logging in to an account, and need to be able to change it.
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

I'm a Linux sysadmin and I maintain 100 Ubuntu desktops. We're about to upgrade to 12.04, but before we can do that we have to make Ubuntu PCI complaint. Meaning we have to lock some mandatory ...
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...
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Migrating users from Madriva

My company switces from Madriva to ubuntu 12.04. We use an nfs mounted /home. I migrate the users by copying passwrd, shadow and group under /etc in the newly installed Ubuntu and also mount the /home ...
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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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issue with vsftpd - no matter what I do, users can go up in the directory

I've set up vsftp on an Ubuntu server. Configuration is as follows: listen=YES anonymous_enable=NO local_enable=YES write_enable=YES dirmessage_enable=YES use_localtime=YES xferlog_enable=YES ...
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Given a user, how to control which services to disable after starting a graphical session?

I am not familiar with upstart, yet. When I start KDE with my own account upstart starts a lot of services as far as I understand. But I have some other users that I let them use openbox because I ...
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create persistent user on Ubuntu loading from USB / CD

I have bought a new Computer, without a Display and any OS. I want to use it as a server and with ssh/sshfs access and control from my default Computer. To use ssh I need a user on the remote ...
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Assigned access or guided access equivalent

Is there a way to restrict user to use only one app in ubuntu? In Windows it is assigned access feature and in iOS it is guided access feature.
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How does a keylogger respond when the user switches profiles

I'm wanting to log keystrokes on this ubuntu computer and I was wondering how a keylogger program responds when the user goes from a default user account and then logs in as root or vice versa. For ...
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System-level energy/power preferences

In Windows, mmc allows to set energy/power preferences for all users at a system-level: they can't change these settings until an administrator unlocks them. Is there any way to do the same in ...
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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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groups: cannot find name for group ID #########

This is a variant of the unresolved cannot find name for group ID 26739201 but I'll post it here again since I have some more information I recently made a fresh installation of 14.04 so most things ...
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How to give groups and users different permissions.

I have an assignment whereby I am asked to create 5 user accounts in Ubuntu and then create 3 groups for them to belong to. This part I did just fine. There are now 5 user accounts in my Ubuntu OS ...
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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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Configuring logrotate without root access (per user log rotation)

How best can logrotate be configured, on a per-user basis, to rotate files in the home directory of the user, under control of a per-user 'crontab -e'?
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Service account shows up on login screen

I've manually created a service user account on my machine, and I'm surprised to see it on the Unity login screen. I searched this site and I've seen people had problems with this, but in those cases, ...
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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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New user has low display resolution

I have created a new user with adduser . Now when I log in as this new user I only have options to select display resolution up to 1024x768, as I had as my main user when I installed the system (I ...
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How to create link to linux server

In these days I'm setting up a small network with about twenty computers. The users of this network used windows before and they need to access samba ubuntu folders simply using their name (which is ...
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How can I log into or out of a Lubuntu guest account?

I discovered I had a guest user account logged in when I tried to shut down and Lubuntu told me I couldn't. When I try to switch users from my administrator account to the guest account I am asked ...
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Cannot login on Ubuntu 14.04?

For some reason, after restarting my computer, I am now unable to log in to my main user account. It accepts my password, the screen changes as if to start the desktop but then brings me back to the ...
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Adding a new user using grub in dual-boot

I am recently using Ubuntu 12.04 and I also use a computer that is dual-boot with Ubuntu 12.04 and windows 7. In my Ubuntu session, I wanted to add a user without logging in and I used this method to ...
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Can't Delete User

Some months ago I created user named 'SNORT_IDS' for some reason. Now i am not able to remove that user from log-in panel of ubuntu. I've tried using, userdel SNORT_IDS It tells user doesn't ...
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Users disappeared after upgrade samba minor version

I use Ubuntu 11.04 and today I have upgraded samba from 2:4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.3 to 2:4.1.6+dfsg-1ubuntu2.14.04.7 with some other packages. After restart service samda-ad-dc all my users and ...
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How to prevent user from closing applicanions

i would like to see your thoughts on this problem: i have a computer class with 5 machines, teachers will need to play audio/video files, run presentations, surf the web, have access to home directory ...
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give access right to a super user regarding other users directory when using ftp

when using ftp, and connecting with a ftp account, corresponding to a user account, it shows only the files for the connected user directory. I want to give to a specific user, the right to explore ...
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Permission of files which are in a folder doesn't change from root

I had a problem with installing Virtualenv, Python3.4 and Django 1.7, so I entered as root and became successful to install them. but know I am being encountered with permission limitations. all of my ...
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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 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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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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adding and deleting users problem

I have a problem with users this problem is that I can't add or delete them. When I try to add or delete them I have those logs: I searched it on the internet and I found that these problems are ...
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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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Give read/write rights for newly created files inside folder for users in group

I have created a user named ftpuser and a folder for him /home/ftpuser/files I added an existing user 'auser' to 'ftpuser' group sudo usermod -a -G ftpuser auser Last, I gave group ...
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Ubuntu User Log In

I am not very experienced with Ubuntu and now i messed up my system :'(. I had several problems and each time i tried to fix one it get worse. First i had problems with MySQL, i had an error 2002. One ...
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How can I restrict a user to specific command?

I will restrict my user chipi to only one executable command. I will allow him only to use ./ftprestart.sh: $ cat ftprestart.sh sudo service proftpd restart How can i do this? I searched a lot ...
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Changed passwd & group files - strange error at terminal and permissions error

I have a dual-boot mac running OS X and Ubuntu 14.04. I have been trying to get access to OS X's user files from within Ubuntu and followed this tutorial which involves editing the /etc/group and ...
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How do I know if I'm in a jail, container, snapshot, etc. environment?

I received a machine (Ubuntu 12.04 server) from a coworker when he left the company. I created my own user as sudo/admin and used the machine for months. After rebooting for the first time since I was ...
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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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User was deleted after reboot

Unsolved mystery - I was given a coworker's Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS machine and set up my own (sudo/admin) user on there from the command line. I switched to my user and confirmed everything was okay using ...