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The account type that Ubuntu users must be before they are allowed to elevate their permissions through "sudo".

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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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How to require a password when modifying system settings control panels in Ubuntu 18.04?

I notice that I can make whatever changes that I want in the GUI Network control panel (and others) in Ubuntu 18.04 without first needing to supply an administrator password.  Why is that?  ...
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Admin Rights a “no go” to move/copy files

Ubuntu 19.10 OS: After error: "... you don't have admin permission to...". I setup & logged in as the administrator. Now, I still have the same error message when attempting to move/copy a file to ...
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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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UbuStudio 18.04 runs. Can't find the administration code for adding progs

UbuStudio 18.04 runs. Can't find the administration code for adding progs.sudo apt install...is asking for this code. Only added a code when installing but this one doesn't do the job.
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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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“Changed” root account

I have a regular "root" account. I have added a new user to the sudo group. Since then, the new user password has been requested.
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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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Ubuntu 16.04 automatically logs out after admin change

I'm experiencing an issue where Ubuntu logs the user out immediately after logging in - there's a few moments of black screen following login and I'm returned back to the logon prompt, this is ...
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How to delete one out of two admin accounts?

I recently installed Kubuntu 16.04 on a new laptop. Because of some confusion, I created an admin account with my real name. I then created another admin account with a less personal name. I now want ...
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Are separate “admin” accounts overkill? [closed]

According to this article, the author recommends not using an "administrator" account for day-to-day computing, due to security reasons... Way back when I used Microsoft Windows-based operating ...
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login loop on admin account, guest works fine [duplicate]

As you can tell I am having some issues. I am a gamer, and not having write privileges would be a death sentence to any gamer. With this guest account when I log. I have tried 2-3-4 fixes, Even did ...
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How to sudo apt-get install on multiple hosts simultaneously?

I have a couple of maschines to maintain. I want to have the capability to install a package on all maschines at once. What is the easiest way to do that using ubuntu? Here is an example of how I ...
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Admin user in Ubuntu 16.04, similar to OpenSUSE 42.x

I use openSUSE 42.x for my work, among other reasons the one I like most is its user management. I have one user on my machine say "User1" with "pass1". Whenever I need to run an application as sudo ...
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Run Windows program in Wine as administrator

I am attempting to run the Pokemon Dawn of Darkness game in Ubuntu 16.04 through Wine, but there's a part of the program that Wine does not like (a file called AsyncFile.exe). I can remove that file ...
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Can a standard 16.04 user ever make su commands?

It happens that I must install new programs while logged in as a standard user who is not a sudoer. Then I must log in as another user from the GNOME login display which is somewhat cumbersome. Is ...
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Cannot change Intel turbo boost (/sys/devices/system/cpu/intel_pstate/no_turbo/ not accessible)

Trying to follow this answer under Disabling Intel Turbo Boost in ubuntu: In order to see the driver: cat /sys/devices/system/cpu/cpu*/cpufreq/scaling_driver intel_pstate intel_pstate intel_pstate ...
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Accidentally deleted Python3 with Ubuntu. Now so many things dont work

I accidentally deleted /usr/bin/python3.5 which had a link to python3. Now i copied python3.6 from /usr/local/python3.6 into usr/bin/python3.6 and created a simlink to /usr/bin/python3. ...
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Will the software interrupt with each other, if I install e.g.opencv locally, but administrator account already installed one?

I am planning to install opencv in the local account. But administrator already has one. Will the new one cover the old automatically? Will the configuration be changed in administrator account, even ...
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user sudo permissions but not switch to root user

Please help, if I grant permissions to a user in the /etc/sudoers.d file like so: newuser ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL That user has all permissions. But I don´t want this user to be able to switch to the ...
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How to make sure that only the administrator can change passwords

How do I make sure that a non-administrator user can not change his own password? I want only administrator to do that.
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How to permanently save controller input settings on higan emulator?

How to permanently save controller input settings on higan? The controller of choice is a Xbox 360 controller, the settings are set and work just fine, until I close the higan emulator. When opening ...
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How to automatically stop Apache when login into a user session

I want to develop a web service and need Apache to turn off when logged on a user account. To activate it when only when I'm developing. I use a hotspot to try the web service via WiFi I've tried to ...
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domainuser to superuser

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and joined this to our company domain. When i log in as a domain user with my domain passwd it works perfectly, also i can have sudo right so i can become a root user. To ...
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How to access recovery console without using grub?

So I just got a computer from work for free but it's a rather old iMac, probably from 2006, and it has Ubuntu on it. I have no clue how to use this software and the previous owner is unknown so I can'...
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How do I add a new admin user? [duplicate]

Ok, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 and I was an administrator, but then someone made a standard user and deleted the admin account. How do I make a new admin user without it asking me to enter a ...