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How can I remove the drop shadow behind windows in Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.9?

In Ubuntu 22.04 with GNOME 42.9 all windows have a drop shadow behind them. I'm working on an information display project which requires these to be removed as it does not fit the style of the system. ...
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How to change password in /etc/shadow to *

Looking at /etc/shadow, I see that system accounts have a * character in the password field, making it impossible to login as those accounts using a password. I have a user account that I made, for ...
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How can I remove the font/icon shadow/s?

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Desktop, how can I remove the font/icon shadow/s?
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Mouse pointer issue

I am facing problem with mouse pointer/cursor. whenever I am moving mouse I am getting this unwanted animation. I have not enabled this on purpose. Please help me with this issue.enter image ...
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Authentication token manipulation error after upgrade from 16.04 -> 18.04 -> 20.04

Introduction I recently upgraded the Ubuntu release from 16.04 to 18.04 to 20.04 and after completing the upgrades and fixing outstanding issues with apps that were running on that local development ...
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Display the username and passwords fetched from etc/passwd and etc/shadow files in a single file using cut and paste commands [closed]

i want username and password fetched from etc/passwd and etc/shadow files in a single file using cut and paste commands
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Where is the manpage of endsgent?

https://code.woboq.org/userspace/glibc/gshadow/gshadow.h.html I don't find the manpage of endsgent. Does anybody know which package has the manpage for endsgent?
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Shadow PC client unable to connect to Shadow PC on Ubuntu. Error code R-0x7F

I cannot start my shadow pc. It starts up and acts like it will connect but then fails at the last moment with Error code: R-0x7F. Attempts to fix the issue on my part: Tried on android and ubuntu. ...
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Mimic deluser command in linux

To delete a user without deluser in linux we have to do these things Remove user from etc/passwd Remove user from etc/shadow Remove user's directory from /home/ (I used sudo rm -rf /home/username) I ...
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What is the correct way to allow accounts without passwords to chsh?

I hope I have phrased this question correctly, it's a bit of an odd one. I have an Ubuntu 18.04 host with many users on it. All of the users log into their account on the host via SSH public key. All ...
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How to customize window and panel shadow in KDE

I am satisfying with my theme, but I need to change the color of shadows for windows and panels. I tried to search for it in the settings and Kvantum but with no success. The theme use Kvantum ...
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Shadow File Permissions

I have some issues with files /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow. Both of them are without permissions. And I don't know how this happened or why. Basically I can't edit/remove these files or change ...
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Is there a way to avoid the heavy _animation_ when switching between windows? It's too slow for me!

Whenever I move my mouse, the window where the mouse is gets the focus. That's the only true way of a good windowing system! Only the default theme takes like 0.5 to 1 second to switch between ...
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How to add shadow to the Xfce4 panel using Compiz?

I'm using Xfce4 currently with Compiz, which I installed following my own workflow here. After some changes to my desktop setup, I would like to add a shadow to the Xfce panel, but I've been ...
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Trusting non human users

When looking into /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow I found many non human users. I read a bit about it and know what they do (as a group, though specifically I see many I have no clue about). All of them (...
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Acceptable Hashes by shadow

What hash algorithms does /etc/shadow accept? I've tried generating password hashes from PHP, using password_hash("password1234", PASSWORD_DEFAULT);, but that doesn't seem to work when I try to ...
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FCITX Chinese-Black box appears instead of character options

Recently started having problems with the native pinyin input. It was working fine, then this week it stopped showing options for chinese characters. Instead, there is just a much larger black box. I ...
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Why can I start a root shell with sudo even with a '! ' in its shadow entry?

$cat /etc/passwd |grep -i root root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash $sudo cat /etc/shadow |grep -i root root:!:17179:0:99999:7::: In the second field of shadow file, ! means root user cannot login but ...
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How to use PATH env variable to read /etc/shadow file being regular user

So this was the project that I received and I'm stuck half way. In most Linux distributions (Fedora and Ubuntu included), /bin/sh is actually a symbolic link to /bin/bash. To use zsh, we need to ...
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Why is the file permission for /etc/shadow set to 600?

The permissions of /etc/shadow are 600, which means it is not readable for anyone except root. However, as all passwords inside it are not stored in clear text but as hashes (which means it is ...
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Encrypting of /etc/shadow file

When I add a user by -useradd command, if I go to /etc/shadow the password isn't encrypted, and therefore I cannot login to that user. How can I encrypt that password in shadow file?
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Compton: Incorrect shadow display (favourite settings)?

I am experiencing problems with the shadow display of the Compton composite manager. In certain situations, the frame for the shadows exceeds the window it is applied to, leaving a visible border and ...
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bring back the shadow of context menu

How do I bring back the shadow of context? There is not outline shadow around context menu in all software I use. (In some software this is very annoying to find difference between background and the ...
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How to Get Rid of the Shadow Above the Launcher Icon

I'm wanting to know how to get rid of the black/gray shadow above the launcher icon and below the panel that stretches across the top of the screen. It's on the the top 6-7 pixels (vertically across ...
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How to change the shadow file manually?

I have a linux system and I create 20 users, after that I made a hash and import that into the shadow file instead of one of them(manually). I do that because of some educational things :) user12:....
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