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Try Samba Here is the Official Ubuntu Documentation from start to finish. Also consider this video as a re-enforcement which greatly helped.


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To prevent other users from making changes to your account. In order to edit anything, you need to unlock access. It locks automatically when you exit/close the window.


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To hide your users at login screen ,open terminal and type following command gksudo gedit /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/50-ubuntu.conf Now add this line in it. greeter-show-manual-login=true It will hide the username at login screen. You need to enter your username to login.


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bodhi.zazen mentioned possibly "running in screen". I'd not heard of screen before, but it seems to have solved the problem. First, I had to delete the minecraft user and re-create it as a normal user. Then I gave the minecraft user the necessary permissions to the minecraft server folder (using chmod). After I successfully started the minecraft server from ...


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You can create a new user with the correct details and admin rights, log out and log in again with the new user and then copy your old data if any and delete the old user. Alternatively, you can install gnome-system-tools or kuser to do this. These packages provide more advanced GUIs to deal with user accounts. However, use them with CAUTION. You will still ...


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Solved, by migrating users and groups, UID and GID were kept, but new users in the new server had an UID lower than the least exported by yp (check the Makefile script in /var/yp).


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I know this question is a little old, but have come across this twice now. Once with puppet, once with virtualbox. It cropped up again and I found something that worked. It's a variation on http://serverfault.com/questions/548996/syntax-error-unknown-user-munin-in-statoverride-file Instead of relying on dpkg-statoverride --remove ...


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First thing to try is creating a new user and try to authenticate. You can do it with useradd -G [conflicting username GID] -o -u [conflicting username GID] testuser With this you'll be able to know whether is a problem related to your existing user's UID/GID or not. If this fails, try creating another new user: useradd testuser2; passwd; logout. If this ...


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This may help: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/527876/how-to-restrict-a-linux-user-to-be-only-able-to-read-home-user-and-nothing-else "Usually it's enough to make sure they can't mess with the home directories of other users. To do this, put the user into a new group (like "untrusted"), chown his home directory and revoke the group and other rights on ...


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Why ... does it ask you for a username when it's not used? I would expect the username to be the name I log in with. That's exactly what it is used for. Admittedly if you're a graphical user, you probably won't have to interact with it that often but coming in over the command line or SSH, you'll need it a lot more. Also, why is it so hard to ...


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The Xauthority file was pointing to a group that doesn't exist and thus stuck at the login. I SSHed into my machine and removed the .Xauthority file, logging out and logging in creates a new Xauthority file with relevant permissions and thus logs into the account. Thanks @muru a lot for helping me on this issue. Also setting the Xauthority file to another ...



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