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Cannot delete LDAP user files in Ubuntu 22.04

I have been searching exhaustively for the answer to this question but haven't found any valid solution... I work in an Ubuntu 22.04 machine which was already used before by another user. I want to ...
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Major probs after sw updates applied today — boot stuck at splash screen, no HDMI port recognized and no users found

Lots of issues here ... have read through lots of forums, etc., and am pretty stuck — no users found in settings menu (although I'm able to login with my account via recovery mode) — standard boot ...
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SSSD & Local user

I encounter a problem when I want to connect with the local user WITHOUT the network connection. Imagine the machine without the network cable to connect, therefore no network or internet. When the ...
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Existence of utility use distribution dataset?

I'm not sure if this is the right board to ask this. I'm curious if anyone has stumbled upon a dataset or study of terminal input distributions. Separation of data by fields such as general tasks or ...
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Ubuntu 24.04 docker images now includes user ubuntu with UID/GID 1000?

Looks like the official docker images for Ubuntu 24.04 ship with a user named ubuntu. While the user name is largely immaterial, the choice of UID/GID 1000 for this default user is a bit disruptive, ...
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How to know when a user was created? but explicitly according with the version of Ubuntu itself

I know the sudo adduser <username> creates: a user a password home directory GECOS (as optional) Suppose were executed the following commands in the same machine but in different points of ...
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what owner:group should I set my lampp(apache and mysql) folder, so a non sudoer user can execute it without sudo command?

I installed the lampp suite via a sudoer user, but I need to be able to use it through another user that isn't in the sudoers file. Is it possible?
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Create one user with the keyboard/mouse access and other user with no access

I need help creating two users: 'a_user' with autologin enabled, limited permissions, and without keyboard access, and 'tech_user' with keyboard access and root privileges. When the system boots with '...
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Why the GECOS column at /etc/passwd represents 4 empty fields and not 5 according with the adduser command?

Just being curious about the following situation When the adduser command is executed as follows: sudo adduser optimusprime Adding user `optimusprime' ... Adding new group `optimusprime' (1015) ... ...
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Cannot delete home folder of deleted user

I've mistakenly deleted a user with userdel without the -r option and now I can't delete its home folder. I'm logging in as root and I have su rights but when trying chmod or sudo rm -rfv /path/to/...
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Regarding backup of Ubuntu account [duplicate]

I have deleted my Ubuntu account. But now I want to restore it. I have deleted it using the userdel command. How can I get back my account? I did not use any options like -r --remove.
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System-wide app availability in Linux - Local user vs. VNC session

I have installed nvm (as root user) in my linux system (Ubuntu 22). On that time, I was connected by using a VNC session. The app is available every time I'm connecting with VNC. The problem I'm ...
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Accidentally deleted folder containing system volume information

I am unable to see folders or files. Please see the attached image and give me a solution.
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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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Trouble logging Active Directory from Windows Server 2022 to an Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS

I actually joined the realm, but the problem is when I try to log in with an Active Directory user, I can't. I added the machine to the active directory via installation and everything is ok. running ...
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New ssd and new user

I'm a beginner with Linux and I just bought a new SSD with 1TB and physically installed it on my laptop, in which I`m running Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS. Aiming to separate work and play environments I ...
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About ubuntu browser certificate pem

On an Ubuntu machine with Firefox installed, we have a certificate file stored in a local directory. We want new users who log in to automatically have this certificate installed in their Firefox ...
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Prevent sudo useres changing root user password

I'm a newbie here. I have deployed a Linux server and I wanted to add other users to it. Then those users must able to install applications on the said server. To do that those users must have root ...
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Other users are logged in (Ubuntu)

My w shows the followingn results: linux@dell:~$ w 14:56:46 up 15 min, 1 user, load average: 0.16, 0.27, 0.31 USER TTY FROM LOGIN@ IDLE JCPU PCPU WHAT linux tty7 :0 ...
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Why does an app install as user instead of root will disappear after logout?

To reproduce, login droplet/ubuntu as root. addnewuser. Then logout, then log in as new user. Install bun js with this command: curl -fsSL https://bun.sh/install | bash then follow its instructions. ...
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How to allow both a user and root to access directory? [duplicate]

How can I make /media/creeper39x/TB-Drive be owned by creeper39x, but root have access? Could I have a group with creeper39x and root in it?? Please help.
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User settings are back to fresh installation

I was trying to set Plex and found this instructions to allow Plex user to access certain folders https://www.linuxcapable.com/install-plex-media-server-on-ubuntu-linux/#Configure-Media-Files-Folders-...
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Create altenate user to key pairs ssh login

I am using AWS EC2 and using a key pair with Putty for access. However in case I somehow lose access to the key pair I would like an alternative login. For now I created a password for root, but I am ...
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Lagging when I am about to enter my password during user login

After I have booted my laptop, when I am about to login to my user, I cannot enter my password for some time. I keep on typing, but I cannot enter my password. After sometime, I am able to enter my ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 says password is incorrect for all users but one

My Ubuntu 20.04 laptop contains 4 users, 2 normal users and 2 administrators. Only the second administrator can login properly, all of the other users result in "Sorry, that didn't work" ...
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I am unable to find /home/user/Personal/Documents files in /home/ramendu/Personal/Documents

Unknowingly I have deleted my /home/user/Personal/Documents files. How can I recover them? [
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Setting up a Samba server. New files are being created with no Write access to the group? [duplicate]

I've been bonking my head against this for 2 days. Maybe someone linuxier than me can see my error. Ubuntu Server 22.04.3 LTS Samba version 4.15.13-Ubuntu Stand Alone Server My goals: only allow ...
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two people to use the same computer

I have an Ubuntu 23.04 computer. My wife and I work in different areas, so I would like to know if it is possible to split the computer into two users with different screens and keyboards using the ...
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How to allow a user to start/stop a specific system service?

I am building a server on which my students will be able to upload their projects, which are Python+Flask web-applications. When I add a new user, I add a new service in /etc/systemd/system/[username]....
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User not able to modify the file which is created by a different user. User is also part of that user's group [duplicate]

I have created two normal users on my Ubuntu system: testuser1 testuser2 I have added testuser2 to the testuser1 group testuser1 created a file in the /tmp folder named file1, testuser2 is able to ...
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Who is snap_daemon & snapd-range-524288-root and Ubuntu.com?

Snap_daemon & snapd-range-524288-root hacked into my computer as users, and messed it up not giving me access to change multiple programs to fix them. I deleted them as users along with their ...
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What does "enable" mean when adding a samba share user?

In this SO question, the asking person mentions the adding and then the editing of a samba user account. Something like this: $ sudo useradd --system --no-create-home --group=smb-group -s /bin/false ...
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ACL permissions set correctly but user still doesn't have access

I am trying to give access to a user named 'test' for a specific directory under /var/log, but not everything else under /var/. I used the following commands: sudo setfacl -R -m user:test:--- /var/ ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS prevent Logout

is there a possibility to prevent user from logout. I use the system as a KIOSK device for Web Browsing and Information. Thanks Sofa
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Linux variations what is different other than UI

Thanks for reading my question. could you please tell what is the reason behind why so many variations in Linux like Linux mint, fedora etc is there only UI change or the changes are in kernel Could ...
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how to manage mulitple users for processing in linux server?

I am a computational student, and we have three servers, each with 48 processors and multiple users. here is what I want to do. I want a system in which each user has a specific number of processors ...
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How to add a user in only particular directory and no permission to another directory linux

My Root access is /Var/www/html and i create giz folder under html and i need a access for this particular folder for jslpsgiz user and this user can not accessing in other path and folder. Path /var/...
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pam_tally2 locking everyone out after configuring common-auth file on Ubuntu 20.04

I am trying to configure user lockout after 3 unsuccessful attempt. I found instructions on the internet but I always end up with the same problem: after modifying /etc/pam.d/common-auth to include ...
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ubuntu:ubuntu owns "/" - all server files

So recently, I made a mistake. I did; sudo chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu / Now, my server is pretty non-functioning, and the fact that my server is using 100% of it's space, doesn't make the situation any ...
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Default group for user when creating files and directories

I have user deployment whos default group is set up to www-data. He also belongs to group xxxxx. Then I have a cron script under the user deployment which runs php script which generate some dynamic ...
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New user on newly created server, added to sudo group but still no sudo access

I created a new server (ubuntu-s-2vcpu-2gb-nyc1-01) with Ubuntu 22.04 and added a new user (michael). I then added the user to the sudo group. When I check the groups for michael I see the correct ...
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What is the most effective method to create a user in Xubuntu who inherits all customizations of the system?

After installing an Xubuntu system on a computer, it is advisable to create separate user accounts different from the account with admin rights resulting from the installation itself. But some basic ...
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My NTFS partition SSD drive became RAW but not in Linux

My NTFS became RAW after accessing Users folder on another computer. I just used my old drive on a second computer, I entered Users folder in root directory C://Users. The NTFS partition can be ...
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Set UID range for specific GUID

I created some groups and I want to create some users to specific guid. It will something like this: group1 with uid from 1000 to 1500 group2 with uid from 2000 to 2500 group3 with uid from 3000 to ...
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20.04 Migrate between users - best way?

Effectively a kubuntu system. User 'adam' uses a KDE Plasma desktop. User 'glen' uses a Gnome MATE desktop. I find need to migrate daily use of 'adam' (settings, program data, etc.) to 'glen'. ...
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groups and groups <user> are different even after restart

Hi there I'm new to Linux and I'm very confused. I tried to add my user to docker group to run the docker without sudo as follow: https://docs.docker.com/engine/install/linux-postinstall/ and It ...
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Useradd Default Groups in 22.04

I'm working on building some new servers with 22.04. I use Ansible to create users, and noticed that when creating a new user, for example "test", the user's default group is now the "...
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Terminal not displaying directory, commands executing instantly when pasted; arrow up ==> ^[[A [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS. I created the user "dom" when I first set up Ubuntu. From then, I created another user, named "schule" that also had sudo rights. Here is how I ...
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Reload user groups without reboot and without ugly hacks for use in a bash script

The /etc/sudoers.d/user1 file contains: %user1 ALL=(user1) NOPASSWD:ALL Which using the sudo command grants all users of the user1 group (%user1) to login to the user1 user (ALL=(user1)) without the ...
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How to disable Wayland on multiple users

I am attempting to disable Wayland on 2 users at the same time on my machine so I could remote connect using TeamViewer. I tried setting sudo nano /etc/gdm3/custom.conf to WaylandEnable=false on both ...
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