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User no longer in sudoers after installing ssh

My admin account was added to sudoers and worked fine. I set up SSH and xRDP on my computer. I used the exact same username for these programs. Now when I try to sudo, it says my user is not in the ...
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Getting Access denied for administrator while trying to run a sudo command

I'm getting Access denied for the administrator while trying to run a sudo command, but the command is getting executed. How to resolve this issue?
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How do I become an Administrator of my own Ubuntu machines?

I have several Ubuntu machines for learning purposes. They are on old laptops from family members. How do I become an Admin for these laptops. I want to update them from my machine, I want to create ...
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Administrator option is disabled for domain accounts in Ubuntu 22.04

I am the domain admin. My domain account in my system have administrator option disabled. I have tried adding the user to sudoers. That didn't work. Any other way? When opening the software centre or ...
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Ubuntu is lagging after deleting gvfs and gvfs-admin

Every time I launch my PC it takes at least 10 minutes to login and launch application. The problem started after I deleted two files called "gvfs" and "gvfs-admin". Now my PC has ...
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What could cause a "user not in passwd" error when using su, ssh connection refusal on a Ubuntu 20.04 Web Server?

Something happened on one of our server running Ubuntu 20.04 that caused a co-worker who was logged in via ssh at the time to get a "user not in passwd" error when they tried to use the su ...
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I can't login for administrator access [duplicate]

So whenever I try to use sudo commands on my Ubuntu 20.04 on my laptop(I have a partition for Ubuntu) and I am asked to type password ,even though I type in correct password I get a notification ...
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crontab not deleting files

I have crontab commands on Ubuntu 20.04, that looks like this : * * * * * /usr/bin/find /backup-nfs/ -name "*.sql" -path "/backup-nfs/*.sql" -type f -mtime +1 -delete * * * * * ...
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How to make unaccessible /root/ directory for other admin users?

By using sudo command, other admin users can get access to the /root/ directory, using their credentials. How to make it impossible ?
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Your authentication attempt was unsuccessful (for sudoer)

After installing Ubuntu I have created a new user and gave it all privileges in /etc/sudoers: user2 ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL However now user2 cannot do admin tasks from GUI, like formatting a disk ...
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Encrypt SVN for users group

Could anyone advise how to encrypt SVN , Plan to encrypt or disable the SVN from asking if unencrypted passwords should be stored? We never want a user to be able to do that. Is there possibility that ...
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Run Terminal Commands simultaneosly on multiple systems on the same network [duplicate]

Title states the question. I have to run terminal command(s) on multiple systems at the same time. For instance, I have to run sudo apt install -y firefox on every computer on the same network. Say, I ...
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User's sudo password doesn't work in GUI dialogs

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. I have a user that allows me to do sudo operations. I can login with root without any problem. I'm try to install a new keyboard language through the GUI (Settings etc.). This ...
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I cannot reset my account psw [duplicate]

I have a problem I cannot solve. When I first got Ubuntu on my pc, it came with a password I didn’t set and that prevents me from doing basically anything. I tried changing it with all the methods I ...
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How to open terminal always with sudo privileges

I am wondering is there anyway to open terminal always with sudo privileges. And is there a way to open specific file with sudo privileges like windows have "run as administrator".
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Proper setup for automatic updates for my kid's computer

My young kid is using a Linux computer with Ubuntu installed by default. She has a restricted normal user account and no administrator rights. I don't want to give her admin rights just yet. As a ...
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I just purchased a used hp mini laptop with a newly installed Ubuntu 20.4 and I can't seem to be able to create a user admin account

HP mini laptop 210-1000 with newly installed ubuntu 20.4 and I'm trying to create a user admin account but it's asking for a password So any help would be really appreciated
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How to modify other account's startup files to start with an initial configuration in Ubuntu 20.04?

I have two accounts: user (normal account) and _user (administrator account). I cannot log in with the user account as it is corrupted but I can do with _user account. So, as a possible solution, I ...
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Guest account can't set up wifi connection without admin password

I have a guest account which needs the admin password each time they want to connect to a new wifi endpoint. Ideally, this is not the case as I am not always there to enter it. Additionally, it seems ...
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Install any application as administrator [duplicate]

I want to run IBALauncher app as administrator. After downloading the tar.gz file what should I do?... I am using ubuntu 16.04 Thanku
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Can't unlock certain GUI system settings + unusual authentication notifications on login and power off

I am running a recent upgrade to 20.04LTS. I am not using the Ubuntu on Wayland session as it won't recognise my login; I'm therefore logging into the Ubuntu session. Since the upgrade there are a ...
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How do I execute a file as root using admin://

I have this executable: /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run which needs to run as root. If I execute this with sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run then it works fine. I would like to add an entry to ...
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can't remove files from trash

I deleted some files from usr/shr (basically some themes) and now i am not able to empty my trash It is saying "You do not have sufficent permissions to delete the file".
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If I add a user to sudoers to be able to perform root functions

If I add a user to sudoers to be able to perform root functions, does it mean this user is the same as root?
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Ubuntu 18.04 gnome settings: how to fix "System policy prevents changes. Contact your system administrator" on 2nd user which is already an admin

I have an Ubuntu 18.04 machine with 2 users. Both are admins. The 1st user works fine. The 2nd user has some system settings greyed out, such as the unlock button for modifying users. When I hover ...
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Should I use an admin account or root account?

I've read that you should disable root account and use an admin account instead. What are the differences between them ? Is an admin account safer ? If we can run a session as root using sudo -s then ...
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How to change administrator user when I install an application on GNOME Software

When I install an application from GNOME Software it always asks for an administrator password, but the machine has multiple users and I don't know the password.
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Active Directory with ubuntu compputer

How I open Ubuntu device by a user from active directory after joining this device to the active directory ?
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Access to the new Volumes and changing myself to admin

I have a 1 TB HDD on my lenovo laptop which I manually configured for /boot, /var, /home, swap and root and was left with 876 GB which I divided into 2 volumes of 400+GB each - to use for my '...
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Prevent admins from disabling bash history

I have some admins that don't want their activity seen. They cleverly run set +o history once they log in. Doing so means that commands they run don't get recorded in the history file. Is there a ...
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Need help to fix owner, groups and user permissions in Xubuntu 16.04.6

Some time ago I messed up my system users and groups permissions, now I can't run users-admin command, the output is : the owner of /home/vladimir/.config/ibus/bus is not vladimir!(the owner is root), ...
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Is it possible to update, upgrade and administer Ubuntu via the GUI and never touch a command line?

Hi I use Debian and Fedora and have since 2007. It seems that Ubuntu has marketed and built itself to make Linux easier and more user friendly for daily use. PROBLEM: I am planning to use Linux in ...
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How can I install sudo without using su? [duplicate]

I need to use sudo but when I try to use it, a prompt tells me the command is not found and I need to install sudo. So when I switch to su so I can gain root access to install sudo, it says auth ...
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I have only guest account. How do I create new account with administrative privileges?

I have only guest account in my Ubuntu. There is no other account and I am unable to use sudo. So, how do I create a new account so that I can use sudo?
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Bash script to verify if a process is running is not working

I have a simple script as below which checks if fail2ban service is running or not on Ubuntu 18.04: #!/bin/bash # Script to check if fail2ban service is running if pgrep -x "fail2ban" > /dev/...
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Ubuntu 18.4 : How to choose the sudo-account to use on "Authentication Required"?

When we need admin rights to do some stuff on Ubuntu 18.04, we are prompted with an Authentication Required window, asking for a sudo-account's password. My problem is that it seems we can't choose ...
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Current status of ubuntu 18.04? [closed]

I have not yet migrated to Ubuntu 18.04, due to the great changes made to the system. These are the withdrawal of gksu, the use of gnome-desktop, among others. When I tried I had terrible problems ...
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How to get root access to my primary account? [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 just now. I removed windows 7 and installed Ubuntu as my primary OS. And the problem is it asks root password every time when I make changes in it. Thank you!
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Error: (sudo: unable to change to root gid: Operation not permitted) [duplicate]

I have installed Oracle VirtualBox on my Windows 10 machine. As a guest OS I installed Ubuntu 16.04.04. When I open the terminal on Ubuntu and run a command like: sudo apt-get update I get the ...
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How to prevent user to edit system proxy in Ubuntu 18.04?

I want my users to use local proxy, but I set it with admin user and even I login as a user, he or she can edit or add new proxy or even turn it off. How can I restrict that, so may only admin will ...
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I’ve been hacked and Ubuntu has been loaded to a FTP server. Lost admin privileges. [closed]

I am having a very difficult time. I had Windows 10 on a laptop. Somehow I downloaded a virus. Since then I believe a hacker gained access to my computer through Ip4 and Ip6 or the Pinter Port LP2. My ...
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gvfs admin:// in 17.10

Ubuntu 17.10, (x11), GNOME 3.26.2, Nautilus 3.26.0. If I start Nautilus and display the address bar, and type this: admin:///usr I am asked to enter my password twice. Why does it ask me twice?...
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Screen size for Root (super user)

I am currently using LTS 16.04 and recently having issues with screen size for root / superuser / admin. Neither the applications on the left edges nor top periphery are visible. Things looks zoomed ...
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How is sudo safer than directly using su if the user is granted access to all commands?

So I've been reading into the differences between using su and sudo, and everyone seems to be in agreement that the sudo approach is safer than allowing access to the root account itself. They say ...
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Find another Sudoers Password

Is there any way that an administrator could find out the password to another administrator or even non administrator's account? I've made an oops and forgotten the password I used to use for a few ...
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two admins : can one admin prevent another admin from accessing his/her data? [duplicate]

In case there are two or more admins in ubuntu, can one admin prevent another admin from accessing his/her data ? Regards.
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user Without root Permission [duplicate]

As a system administrator I want to give permission for user let's say "teacher" to run commands as root without knowing password of root, what to do?
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unable to resolve host due to lost administrative password

I lost my admin password and changing it via root during start up does not make changes i'm guessing due to "unable to resolve host issue" and i can not change the host issue without the password. How ...
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Can't Join New Wifi?

My computer won't allow me to log into a new wifi network. I'm trying to join a wifi network but, upon every attempt to join, a message appears. The message reads: An application is attempting to ...
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How can I access my files when I'm not logged in with my admin account (i.e. as a guest)? [duplicate]

I can no longer access my regular administrator account on my Ubuntu (see Ubuntu won't log me in with correct password) however I really need to access my files. I can only get on the PC with a ...
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