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Made my user disappear

Recent I installed zsh and made it my default shell, but then I wanted the old one back and decided to uninstall using command sudo apt-get --purge remove zsh. When I restarted my computer my user had ...
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Fked up system partially - recovery possible?

I can not recall the exact steps that brought me here. I tried to install xonsh but failed in the process. At one point i was without a shell because i set xonsh as deafault shell, and then sudo apt ...
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Ubuntu is asking for password for small things

When I turn on my computer, Ubuntu asks for authentication, as shown in the following screenshot: It asks for a password even when I try to switch Wi-Fi and every time I turn the computer off. There ...
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How can I permanently change PATH variable in Ubuntu 20.04? [duplicate]

How can I permanently change PATH variable in Ubuntu 20.04? What file should I modify? Thank You
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Issues with my User ID on Ubuntu Mate 20.04

My machine is a dedicated Linux laptop, the OS is Ubuntu Mate 20.04 LTS. I am the only user, and I have sudo privileges. I have disabled guest users, but something weird is happening as I don’t seem ...
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Resetting settings either UI for user or system wifi for the system

I have a user where I am no more happy with UI settings i.e. many UI elements are displayed too big, but I can't recapitulate where I set them. I have created another user where the UI settings are ...
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Is it possible to make a directory that a user cannot list, but would be able to access files in it?

Is it possible to make a directory that a user cannot list, but would be able to access files in it? Provide examples of when this might be necessary.
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What are the commands to see and edit the user's information? after to use adduser [duplicate]

I read these tutorials: How to create a user account on Ubuntu Linux How to Add and Delete Users on Ubuntu 18.04 When is used the adduser command appears in the process: Changing the user ...
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dot gitconfig file not reflecting when switch user on ubuntu 20.04 lts

gitconfig not reflecting after switching to user Today i have installed Ubuntu20.04LTS . In that i had a user bob and his git config is like user.name=Bob B user.email=bob@example.com alias.unadd=...
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Fingerprint option is not shown in lenovo thinkpad e14

i have this hardware in my system Bus 001 Device 003: ID 27c6:55a4 Shenzhen Goodix Technology Co.,Ltd. Goodix FingerPrint Device please anyone tell me how to enable fingerprint in my lenovo thinkpad ...
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Sync Chromium with a Google account does not work any more … solutions?

Since around today, March 10, 2021 and recent update to 89.0.4389.82 Chromium stopped syncing to Google accounts. As is turns out, this is due to some changes made by Google. What can we as users do? ...
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How to fix user UI login?

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04. I am unable to login as UI User, but able to login terminal mode after ctrl + alt + F3. No error is showing. Getting black screen and again coming into user login screen ...
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Can't mount sshfs directory at login

I want to automatically mount a sshfs directory at login. So I add this line to the end of my otherwise ok profile: /usr/bin/sshfs he@192.168.1.118:/klipp klipp This however results in Error found ...
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Root@clear is showing instead of showing host name

I don't what happened there was crash or some thing my prompt is changed into like user name root@clear usually it shows username like root@local.localdomain How can I revert back to previous state ...
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How do I backup everything on Ubuntu 20.04?

I would like to backup everything on my computer (as simply as poss) and save it somewhere else like a usb drive. For example I would like to copy everything, my desktop, theme, all my favourites from ...
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Configure a default profile on Ubuntu 20.04

How can I set a default profile on Ubuntu 20.04 for all newly created users? I used to use /etc/skel, but it doesn't work anymore, except for .bashrc or .profile. Indeed, if I copy the .mozilla folder ...
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New User, use /etc/skel [closed]

I can't find precise information about the /etc/skel settings for the new user to add, to the settings I have in user "model". Could someone tell me what files to skel so I don't have to ...
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Remove unnecessary users on single user machine

I have these users setup on my single-user machine and I'd like to delete unnecessary ones to make the list shorter: $ cut -d: -f1 /etc/passwd root daemon bin sys sync games man lp mail news uucp ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 (Gnome) create user without graphical interface

I'm trying to create user who is hidden. I would don`t see this user on GUI welcome screen. I need that user only to administrate some applications.
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check startup applications with a different user

Is it possible to check the list of the startup applications for a specific user account by using another user account? Both accounts are administrators. I'm using Ubuntu 19.10. I tried to search ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 mobile user profiles

I am curious if anyone has ever tried or found a toll for cloud syncing of user home directories on Ubuntu 18.04. Basically I have a User on Ubuntu 18.04 laptop and I want to be able to use the same ...
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Is it possible to have Wine use a dual-boot Windows's profile data and vice versa?

I'm still only learning Ubuntu but I've already found out that for 99% of my purposes it works much better than Windows, especially considering how robust Wine has become. For that potential missing ...
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Accidentally deleted my user's home folder

so, I'm running a home server using Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS and I'm currently controlling it via ssh outside home. I wanted to delete everything I had on my user's home folder so I used "sudo rm -r /...
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Change default location of document folder of user

I am using Ubuntu desktop. I want to change default location of document folder of my user (let's take testuser) from local system (/home/testuser/Documents/) to window share (\server1\share_name) ...
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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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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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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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