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comment udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others
True, but we only have a small handful of power users who have administrative access anyways, and none of them are of a concern for these systems. They're basically research systems and we want to block other drives in the sense that the GUI doesn't automount it and such.
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comment udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others
I did a test with a USB mouse and keyboard lying around here via a VM, and was able to use those devices easily. As far as I can see this works. :)
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comment udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others
Amazing and perfect, this achieves exactly what we (and I) need. Kudos to you!
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comment how to delete temp files which is created by google chrome in linux?
Why wouldn't you just use Chrome's "Delete" functions to achieve this? Is there a reason you don't want to use that deletion function which lets you select what to destroy?
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comment udev rules to allow only one vendor and model USB drive but no others
Is there a way to restrict only USB storage devices in this manner (USB mice will apparently need to work on the next systems we get to replace the aging equipment in use now).
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comment How to enter a declared variable in the mail body, while sending mail using perl script?
@kiranbbnl That is a completely separate question and answer combo, I'd ask that as a separate question.
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comment Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Out
I'm not sure what's being asked here...?
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comment Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04
@solsTiCe I don't know if we can or not, the specifics of their netowrking requirements/topology are ambiguous. Their comment is such that "I need that Ubuntu has internet" and "can conect to the VPN using VBox adapters installed in Windows". It's still ambiguous what they want to actually achieve either way, and there's several ways to attack the issue at hand. Ideally they need to provide much more details about the restrictions on the network and such, permissions on the VPN (can it pass through to the INet directly or not), etc. before we can truly answer them.
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comment Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04
Follow-up: Per their comment above, they want both VPN routed and Direct-To-Network setups, which makes it even harder for them to achieve.
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comment Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04
Assuming they want data to go out via OpenVPN - if they want something different such as one to the Internet direct and one to OpenVPN it won't work. (but the NAT one will work as you state here)
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comment Windows 7 - VirtualBox - OpenVPN - Ubuntu 12.04
Do you need Ubuntu to route over the VPN as well, or do you want that to instead route right out to the Internet instead of going over the VPN?
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comment Safest place to get latest Apache and PHP or switch to debian?
Also, ask only one real question. I see four different questions: "Safest place to get latest Apache and PHP", "How hard is it to switch to Debian?", "Is Debian comparable to Ubuntu Server", and "Is it more like having to edit source code...". You ask four separate disparate questions. This si also Ask Ubuntu, we won't be explaining Debian to you. Pick one of those for this one here.
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comment Safest place to get latest Apache and PHP or switch to debian?
Ondrej is the one of the PHP guys for Debian by the way. His code isn't malicious in those PPAs. Switching from Ubuntu to Debian is painful because you don't get the latest code in either case. You also can't easily switch due to the many differences between Debian and Ubuntu which make Ubuntu a separate distribution.
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comment Ubuntu 15.04 Software Not Able To Install
It's going to be dependent on which software is affected. if the issue is Steam not being available for 15.04, that's not unexpected given how new 15.04 is. If it's other software, you have to talk to the developers of that software. It's out of Ubuntu's hands and such.
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comment Ubuntu 15.04 Software Not Able To Install
That's a Steam problem, and an upstream software problem, NOT an Ubuntu problem.
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comment HTTPS Not working on Ubuntu Server 14.04 LTS and Apache 2.4
Did you make sure that the SSL functionality is enabled with a2enmod ssl?
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comment How to install, fglrx on (K)ubuntu 15.04 ? Starting version 219 AMD R9 290x
That should already be in the Vivid repositories, though... is there a reason you want to install the already existing version?
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comment How to see computer activity
If you refer to user Internet histories as 'logs' that's one thing, but if you are referring to the system logs and such, then you need to give the kids a non-sudo account so they can't edit system logs. We need a lot more information on what 'logs' you're referring to and how you're seeing their 'usage time' in the first place.
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comment How to see computer activity
@PauliusŠukys I never said that, but the original question remains unclear, we know not what they're referring to by 'activity' or 'logs'.
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comment How to see computer activity
@PauliusŠukys The OP says their kid is using the computer at unauthorized times. The logs are removed so they want to track time of use. Short of some syslog fun, the duplicate of "How to restrict time" is the closest approximation to what is needed here for this situation. This would therefore achieve the goal of controlling computing time. As the goal is identical I think this could qualify as a dupe.