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Unfortunately, if you do not have a full backup, probably the best thing you can do at this point is to reinstall. Consider that you have changed all the files ownership to the same user, completely messing the security paradigm of your system.... If you search this site there are a lot of similar problems with chmod, as for example How can I recover from ...


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Back up your data and reinstall. You can try to mirror the owners off another install but there are cases (/var/ for example) that are highly dependant on what you've actually got installed. If you want to get a scale of the problem, I've actually had a crack at helping somebody fix this sort of issue before. The fix is manual, long and could easily leave ...


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I think I may have figured out the issue - It has to do with the long password.I think that this should reported as a bug to MySQl and MariaDB developers because on installation you can create a password with over 100 characters but when you try to login to MySQl or MariaDB when it is in production you get the above error. So glad I figured this out after ...


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See this question about how to free up space in your /dev/loop0 partition. Then, consider migrating your WUBI install to an ordinary system.


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The good news is that all of the files in /boot are specific to raspbian and aren't present on a typical Ubuntu install. I don't think their presence will cause any issues, they will likely just be ignored. I could tell you with more certainty if you show the current contents of your /boot. The files in /dev and /run are completely irrelevant since these ...


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Try this command in terminal: mysqladmin -u root -pcurrentpassword password 'newpassword' Then, type: mysql -u root -pnewpassword


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It's a bit tricky (can lead to data loss). Consider backing up any important data and starting fresh (delete Ubuntu and reinstall). If you're still reading, these are the basic steps: Boot into a live session (Ubuntu live cd) Unmount and perform a filesystem check that resides on the partition you want to reduce Reduce the size of the filesystem with the ...


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You will need a tool that can shrink current schema to use available free speace sudo apt-get install gparted


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Solution Here is the problem : There is a awstats jobs setup on /etc/cron.d which is run with www-data. This one is causing the problem cause www-data doesn't have access to /var/log/apache2 First you need to : chmod o+rx /var/log/apache2 Next you need to change on /etc/logrotate.d/apache2 create 640 root adm Into: create 644 root adm restart ...


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(Warning of potential problem with this answer while investigating: this technically did work, but possibly caused or triggered a bigger problem later on; See comment.) It should be possible to set an empty password for your user, and for root too. You may need to be root to set the empty password, even for your own user. To remove the current password of ...


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Unfortunately, due to the nature of the Linux kernel, you require a root (or just user, in the case of sudo) password to install any programs or do anything possibly dangerous to the system. This doesn't apply to Live CDs, because of the easily recoverable nature of Live CDs. You mess up a Live CD, you can just reburn it. You mess up an installation on a ...


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I fixed this issue by setting the user and group of the /var/lib/lightdm directory back to lightdm.


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Without a package manager you can download source code. At the website you posted choose "Source Code" and then take the generic one: "Generic Linux (Architecture Independent), Compressed TAR Archive". Now you have to compile the source code. There are plenty of guides how to compile mysql manually. Another option would be to download the Debian package ...


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Just put the folders in ~/.icons and ~/.themes, which is the way to install them for your user specifically.


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If you want to run programs without using Terminal, I can deduce that you mean only GUI programs. And each one from all these GUI applications have in general an .desktop file located in /usr/share/applications/ or in your user directory ~/.local/share/applications. So to start a program as root you must to edit or better duplicate its associated .desktop ...


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Some distributions (like Kali Linux for instance) automatically run everything as root, but those are usually intended to be ran as live systems because it's impossible to break a live system like you could on a hard install. All warnings aside, there is an interesting page all about root&ubuntu here, and another here that is intended for all Ubuntu ...


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The solution was to change the owner of the .ICEauthority as well, which was still owned by root: sudo chown {user}:{usergroup} .ICEauthority


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Yes you can set the root without password to SSH login without password, but it's highly not recommended, user other user then use su to become root.


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Ok here goes my best shot at explaining this.First of all root is like what the System user name would be. It has the highest level of permissions available. Some apps require you to run them as root in order to unlock their full potential (i.e. to carry out tasks regularly unavailable to just an administrator/user) Secondly, user is kind of a generic term ...


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root: is a special account which is usually locked in Ubuntu. This account is in effect the ultimate super user and can change anything on the system. If you want to enable this account you can but its not recommended see How to enable root login? For how this can be done and a discussion on why its not recommended. user: These are the users of your ...


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Use command with users option sudo mount -o users /dev/sdXY /mountpoint The users option gives rights to (un)mount for everybody. The device node is a special device pseudo-file inside /dev directory. You can find information about your Storage's device node in Disks utility. X and Y are drive letter and partition number respectively. You should ...


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/srv is owned by root by default, therefore you need to acquire root privileges to edit it or to add files to it. You can execute a command with root privileges by prepending sudo to it: [timwolla@/srv]ls -al total 8 drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 Oct 17 2012 . drwxr-xr-x 25 root root 4096 Mar 18 16:20 .. [timwolla@/srv]mkdir test mkdir: cannot create ...



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