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User Profile stored on USB Stick to login to any Ubuntu Device

Had an out of the box idea and wanted to run it by people with more experience to see if it was feasible. I wondered if was possible to store an entire user profile on a USB Stick that could be used ...
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Is it possible to transfer old LibreOffice user profile to the new version of LO 6.x?

I like to install the new Lubuntu and need to decide which version of LibreOffice I shall install on that. It seem the LO 6x is different in architecture, my old user-profile is from Version: 4.4.7.2
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Removing user photo (18.04) [duplicate]

While playing around with a fresh installation of 18.04, I've accidentally selected a photo for my user. I couldn't find an undo or cancel or remove option, so now I'm stuck with a photo on the login ...
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Ubuntu network profiles across machines?

I have multiple Linux machines at home, operated by different people. What I'd like is for someone to be able to log on to any of the different machines and have the same settings, including their "...
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Can't access Live User Session account after adding new users

I've been playing with a persistent Live USB and made some customizations under the guest user account "ubuntu". Then I added a couple of new users under User Accounts, and now I can't log in as the ...
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error while starting my session (profile error?)

I am kind of new to Ubuntu, I recently installed it but every time I open my session there is this weird message that pops up. So it is in french but it says : error found while charging /home/...
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Synchronized Profile and Environment

So, I have a development machine at work, and a company laptop I take home. Both are running Ubuntu 14.04. (I can't upgrade for business software compatibility reasons.) With my current set up, when ...
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How to set up a separate drive for documents/users?

I am going to make a dual boot install of Ubuntu. I have two drives, 1 ssd and 1 hard drive. I will install /root, /home and swap on the ssd as people say that will be faster. Then for documents they ...
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User profile with only browser access

I am setting up Ubuntu Mate in a standalone machine where I need to create a user with access only to a browser(firefox). Other applications should not be present or should not have permissions to ...
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Jmeter not starting up while excuting command as non-root user

I'm able to start jmeter form ubuntu 16.10 terminal as root user. However, If I try to start up jmeter using non-root user by executing the same command as in tried for root. I'm getting the ...
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Keyboard does not respond on normal pressure - Key stroke sensitivity is very low

Today my keyboard started responding weird while I was writing in an editor. First there was no problem, but after a while the keyboard did only respond on very hard key strokes. I have to push a key ...
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Migrate user settings from 14.04 to 16.04

I have a fresh install of ububtu 16.04 in a new hd, on my old hd my 14.10 i'been using till now. I'd like to move all my settings to my new home (all .* files&dirs) Any catch and gotchas?
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Where did the user icons go?

I've just upgraded to xenial xerus. There's no ~/.local/share/icons... do I have to create it? Does it live somewhere else? It ain't there and searches turn up nothing. I keep bookmarks to these ...
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Firefox Profile cannot be loaded

I am new to Ubuntu. Through dual boot (Windows 10 is the other OS), I am getting into Ubuntu. Whenever I tried to open Firefox, I am getting the following error: Your Firefox profile cannot be ...
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/etc/skel doesn't work with xenial

We have a script which works perfectly with Xubuntu 14.04 and an Ubuntu Server with ldap : https://github.com/dane-lyon/clients-linux-scribe/blob/master/ubuntu-et-variantes-integrdom.sh We use /etc/...
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How to change profile picture in User Accounts

I can't somehow not change the profile picture in User Accounts. After I browse for a photo and select one, nothing happens! Rebooting doesn't fix the problem. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. How can I ...
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User account stopped working [duplicate]

I can still login to my user account, and can open files that are on the desktop, but nothing else works. I cannot open a terminal (ctrl+shift+t does not work), the super key doesn't work, there is no ...
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Why do all my accounts (on my computer) passwords look the same?

Why do all my accounts (on my computer) passwords look the same? You can see it here (I had to post on imgur because I couldn't post the 4 pictures here). The passwords all look the same but are they ...
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Unable to log in after graphics driver change

After switching from the proprietary to the open source AMD GPU driver via the "additional drivers" menu, my display was not recognised properly after rebooting. It was automatically set to 93Hz (60Hz ...
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Sudo command locked

I have problem, when I try to use sudo command I immediately get these messages: Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. Sorry, try again. sudo: 3 incorrect password attempts There's no chance to ...
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rails --v works for root user but not for other users

I just setup a rails environment following https://gorails.com/setup/ubuntu/14.04 and using the recommended option i.e. with rbenv. Though rails is installed and works properly but only for the root ...
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How to limit users that can use root command

On an Ubuntu workstation with multiple profiles, how do you limit root access to specific profiles.
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Ubuntu 14.04 Login Loop when .profile includes .bashrc

I have seen multiple versions of questions asking how to solve the 'Login Loop' problem. I too had this problem and was able to solve it by moving my ~/.profile file to an unreconized file name and ...
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How move User Folders to another partition (NTFS) in Ubuntu 14

I've installed Windows 7 and Ubuntu on my notebook. I want to share the user folders: Pictures Musics Videos Downloads etc... In my instalation I've 3 partitions: Windows 7 Ubuntu Data I already ...
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How to set firefox so that it asks for profile while opening?

How to set Firefox so that it will ask choose profile while running Firefox ? Can i edit the Firefox binary for the same ? if yes, how can it be possible ?
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Why I can't change my ubuntu root password? [duplicate]

I've been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while with my password, so far so good (I'm the only user and root). But I wanted to change my password and tried to do that throuth terminal withsudo passwd. It ...
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How to remove ghost languages

I have two ghost languages to select for the keyboard settings, altough they do not appear at the text entry settings panel (See the m17n* options on the screenshot). They only appear with my user, ...
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How to create Guest User Account in Ubuntu without Password?

I have a desktop computer with kubuntu. How can I create a Password-less Guest Account. [Files and History must be deleted at logout]
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Is it possible to create new user profile by using command line for Chrome?

For automation purpose, is it possible to create new user profile for Google Chrome using terminal? Also, after creation of new user profile can we start chrome with the created one?
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Unable to access any kind of Terminal( terminal, uxterm, xterm, Guake terminal…) on my PC

As soon as I open the terminal it gets closes automatically. I think the problem is due to some change in ~/.profile, because the file got modified when I was installing some software. I am able to ...
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Changing the homefolder/domain

I downloaded a VMWare image from a website, and after changing the username, account and password, when I open up the terminal I still get that I'm executing it in: osboxes@myUsername:~$ Would I ...
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how do I make my profile's folders and files private from other profiles on the same PC running Ubuntu 14.10? [duplicate]

I was looking for a file in the file manager when I noticed that I can access and view any folders and files in the other profiles from a standard account. So I'm wanting to know if I can make each ...
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Need help installing LibreOffice 4.4 on Ubuntu 15.04

From a new Ubuntu 15.04 install: When launching any application of the LibreOffice suite the LibreOffice splash screen starts with the following error box: LibreOffice 4.4 - Fatal Error The ...
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Profile picture, whats the point, whats it used for?

So I noticed I set a profile picture in Ubuntu. There seems to be no point of it other than an extremely small icon about 4px by 4px when clicking at the top right. Its not like it shows up at the ...
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How to launch chromium with specific user

The chromium browser allows to have multiple users with individual bookmarks, extension etc. within chromium. Is it possible to launch chromium with parameters which specify which user to be loaded. ...
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root profile error

I had a problem with my root account on Ubuntu 14.04. when I login by using root account, I received this error: Error found when loading /root/.profile: stdin: is not a tty As a result the session ...
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Renaming user name [duplicate]

I made a mistake in the username at the time of installation. So I changed the name of the user after logging in by creating a guest account with SUDO rights. But when I checked the list of users ...
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Unclickable links in GTK3 apps

I can't open link in any gtk3 app by left clicking (for example web link in Ubuntu software center or local link in Gnome disks). I am able to do it via right click, then click in submenu "open link". ...
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Launcher for a specific Chromium profile in Xubuntu?

What is the command to add into a Xfce launcher that would start a specific Chromium profile?
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How do I gain access of my files again?

Hello,I know I shouldn't have, but I've interrupted the upgrade from Ubuntu 12.10 to 14.10 and now I can't go past the login screen... When I try to launch Ubuntu in recovery mode, it displays an ...
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Changing Administrator [duplicate]

Due to a mishap with my main profile I am wondering if anyone could assist me in making my secondary profile the administrator. Something went wrong with my primary profile and I can no longer see ...
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Change terminal or terminator profile via keybinding or echo command [duplicate]

How can I change profile for terminator or terminal without touching the mouse? in terminal alt-t will allow me to get to menu to change profile echo -en "\033]0;$*\a" will allow me to set title ...
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How to clone a user profile on the same computer?

Does anyone have a sure-fire way to make a new profile identical to another profile on the same computer? I have to put that in bold because it seems every time I search online the only thing that ...
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user folder disappear, Can't login as root and only guest user works

the problem is that my user folder is missing my home/ directory is empty , i can't log in as the admin account, stuck in lightdm loop but only the guest user works but with no access to root .... ...
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Delete user changes after the end of a session

In my university's labs (running ubuntu 14.04) I have noticed that some people like to make quite a lot of changes - visual and config. I personally think that everyone should be able to work with a ...
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Change User Profile Photo in UBUNTU 14.04

Today, I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. And I open the cheese webcam booth, the webcam works fine. I want to change the user photo in profile, webcam not works. I also try "browse for more ...
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Can't see the Username and hostname in terminal

While I'm Opening a New Terminal i Used to get like this before sysadmin@system99:~$ But now i get like this below -bash-4.2$ Seems .bashrc issue, so what i copied bashrc from cp /etc/skel/* ~ ...
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Changing the user picture in Ubuntu menu

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I want to change the user picture in the 'fast user switching menu'. I've followed this thread and managed to change the picture on the log-on screen by changing ~/.face. ...
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Clone Unity Dock for All Users?

I've spent 3 days trying to figure out how to clone the Unity dock from my firstuser profile in Ubuntu 12.04 to all of the other profiles I'm hoping to create. I've read where the /etc/skel folder ...
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Kill processes from another user

I have set up Ubuntu server as a VM, and think I've installed vnc on it; However, I have been trying for a while. When I couldn't connect using the vnc from any other machine, on both the same lan ...