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Can a VM be the default OS from GRUB for a second User?

I want to create a VM with a kid friendly distro for my 2 kids (almost 4 and almost 5) on my pc. Is it possible to use this VM as the default OS when they log in under their user? Or will it need to ...
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Running separate programs securely

I basically will be running multiple programs which might try to do something malicious (like delete files outside of their given directories). So I think I need to run the programs as a user who can ...
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LXC change default non-root user

I am running an lxc container for an app, but need to change the default user to the same as my host system. I setup the container following these instructions: https://blog.simos.info/how-to-run-...
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Hide certain users from login screen greeter (Ubuntu 19.10)

Hi I just finished installing Ubuntu 19.10 on my daughter's computer. I want to hide my own account from the login greeter. I found a way to hide the list of all accounts but that is not really what I ...
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19.10 Users tab doesn't show any user

The users exist when I check /etc/passwd, but are not shown here:
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Run custom keyboard shortcut as a specific user

I'm creating a kb shortcut to control brightness of an external monitor. It needs access to i2c, thus the shortcut should be run as a user that belongs to 'i2c' group that already exists. But I see ...
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18.04 keyboard stop working for one user account after login; another works ok

I've got a high school computer lab with 32 Dells running 18.04. A problem has developed on two computers now, where after logging in with the student account, the keyboard stops working. Even caps ...
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Permission denied creating directory after switching user

I switched to a different user with the su command, and now I want to create a file/folder but "permission denied" error appears. safi_test4@safi-VirtualBox:/home/safi$ su safi_test4 Password: ...
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How to create a disabled account?

How do I create a disabled account? for example when trying to login as nobody, root@miniubuntu1804:/home/hans/projects/evaler/src# su nobody This account is currently not available. how do I ...
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Ubuntu 19.04 lacks Switch User option in Non-Admin account

The introductory procedure is: Click on down pointer in the upper right hand corner Click on user-id For a Standard Account the options are: Log Out Account Settings The Switch User option is ...
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MySQL Workbench 8.0 - Error 1142 & Error Code: 1370

I have created a user 'user1'@'localhost'. then granted all privileges to the user1 with grant option. any help? then I go and make a connection of user1 to the database and it keeps throwing error ...
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Python /any : User-tracking “list the websites which user vists”

i'm looking for a script which captures the user visting sites. like a key logger, it saves into a file with time of vists. from pynput.keyboard import Key, Listener import logging import tkinter as ...
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Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket

I am getting this error after installing Docker on Ubuntu and running docker version or sudo docker version. docker: Got permission denied while trying to connect to the Docker daemon socket at unix:...
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is there an LS for users?

I want to see what files and folders a user on my system has permission to. I am an admin, on the system. how do I get more information about what files and folders a user can access? Command line ...
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Hide user on login screen for kubuntu and lubuntu [19.04]

so I tried to use what has worked for me for years as below. But trying this on both of these flavors of ubuntu gives an error on giving the gdm user x server access. Sequence: Use root: sudo -i ...
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student@127.0.0.1: Permission denied (publickey)

I’m using Ubuntu 19.04 OS as my main host machine and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as guest machine installing it using vagrant as shown in this course anyway using vagrant v2.2.5 when I try to log into the ...
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How to create a user with the least privileges/permissions but enough to do ssh tunneling?

I want to use SSH Tunneling on my local machines to bypass government restrictions. I'm talking about creating a socks proxy server using a ssh connection. ssh -f -N -D 1080 admin@server1.example.com ...
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Creating a new user in Disco Dingo? [duplicate]

I am planning to create a new user in Disco Dingo, How do you create a new user in Disco Dingo? Any risks involved? How to delete the ...
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Timeout for password input for user login

is it possible to set a timeout for ubuntu to ask the user for his login password. Let me give you an example. I put my laptop to sleep and after 2.5 seconds I think 'ah f**k, I forgot something'. So ...
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Run Webstorm as privileged user

I want to update the Webstorm IDE. I get the following error message. WebStorm does not have write access to /app/extra/webstorm. Please run it by a privileged user to update. WebStorm was installed ...
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why does my user not belong to other groups until password is entered?

I have the problem that when I open a graphical shell in KDE (XTerm or Konsole, both show the same "problem") and I type groups, the only group displayed carries my user's name. I need to first do su ...
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Files missing after logout?

I just started Ubuntu. I changed some settings and needed to logout and in again. Once I logged back in (Live Session User) the files and installs I had made were missing. Also the settings were ...
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useradd/usermod not accepting -c [duplicate]

When I run the following command : sudo usermod –c "Richard Tracy" dtracy I get the following error : Usage: usermod [options] LOGIN Options: -c, --comment COMMENT new value of the ...
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Can users with the same $HOME have separate bash histories?

I have two users, that have the same home directory: useradd -m -d /home/mydir user1 useradd -m -d /home/mydir user2 and they are in the same group. But I have a problem, when someone logged in the ...
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How to allow AD Users to access Docker only

I have AD service on AWS and have Docker installed on one of the Ubuntu machines. My requirement is to allow only users who are part of a particular AD group to access Docker. I tried mapping the ...
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Users management - allow local installation

I'm building a workstation that will be used by different users. I don't want to make them sudoers but I'd like for them to be able to install anything they within their account (no system wide ...
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Is first Ubuntu user root?

When I set up Ubuntu system for the first time, and create first user, will that user be root? I would like to use sudo user, so how to add it if first user is root? Also is it possible to create sudo ...
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set password to not asked on login via the command line

how do i set the password settings of a user (named: interface) to not asked on login via the command line on ubuntuMATE? i need to do this via the command line because the screen resolution on the ...
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Rename user to my home Folder not working [duplicate]

The current name of my user is linux, I to try to change the name home folder to another name, love, with; 1- Add a new user name and add it to sudo, sudo adduser love sudo adduser love sudo 2- ...
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Making a file run every time an user account is logged in and also every time the user is switched in ubuntu 18.04

I'm a beginner to Ubuntu, working on a script to save the current user name in a file in /tmp.. Previously I've used /etc/gdm3/PostLogin/Default script to do this #!bin/sh current_user= "$...
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sudo su command is not working

My sudo user is not working. i am using ubuntu 18.04 Error while sudo su on terminal:- sudo: /usr/local/bin/sudo must be owned by uid 0 and have the setuid bit set
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Setting a user to login automatically via the command line [duplicate]

I have a user (interface) on Ubuntu MATE 18.04 I need it to log in automatically and without requiring a password to do so. The built-it screen on the case of my Raspberry Pi is too small for this to ...
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How do I create a customized guest profile?

I'm starting to lend my laptop out to people who need to use it. Is there a way to create a customized (Enable/Disable apps, extensions, etc) user profile for a guest that resets at logout? I'd like ...
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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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How to create a user for testing untrusted applications?

I want to create a user for running (testing) unsafe applications (including native Linux, Java and WINE). I want to prevent those applications from accessing anything except /home/thisuser, keyboard, ...
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cron @reboot ubuntu ldap dependency

Question: Users can configure cronjobs @reboot, but the cron environment is not ready for users at boot time. How can cron be forced to run only after the system is ready for users on Ubuntu? On a ...
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How do you setup remote accounts to a server? [duplicate]

How can I have an Ubuntu client login to an account in Ubuntu server and have all their files on the server? I only want to have Ubuntu installed on the client PC but since it has an SSD it has a very ...
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User should be on sudo group, but it is not

I'm using my father's computer (named SandroPC) and only his user (sandro) was the administrator. I created a user for myself (guilherme) and tried adding it to sudo group, but a weird thing has ...
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Snap package fails to open in Ubuntu 18.04

When I try to open a snap package the following error shown, cannot create user data directory: /home/local/xxxx/angel/snap/gnome-logs/61: Permission denied I am using ubuntu version is 18.04 and ...
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how to use old /etc/passwd file and old home directories after system restore?

I used Systemback to make a restore points. Yesterday I was doing something and couldn't make things work properly, so I used Systeback to restore the system to a point in the past. The machine had ...
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I need a user that exists on a second disk (/dev/sdb1)

My thoughts are, after creating the directory structure for the user on /dev/sdb I should mount that directory to the user directory for that user from within fstab. But this likely isn't the best ...
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One user on multiple x displays

We need to be able to login as the same user on 2 x displays. I have successful setup the displays, but I can only login one at a time. The second one to login accepts the password, and then goes back ...
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Customized environment for new users in XFCE

I come back to the community because I have a sad problem. I just migrated from Xubuntu 14.04 to Xubuntu 16.04. The environment was personalized. That is to say, every time a student (I am in a high ...
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Automatically execute script that requires password when I login with my second user

So I am changing all of the question so you can understand my purpose: I have this script.sh: $HADOOP_HOME/sbin/start-dfs.sh $HADOOP_HOME/sbin/start-yarn.sh cd /home/hadoop/apache-hive-3.1.1-bin/ ...
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Root logins leave no record of what operations were performed as root - Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook

On page 69 in the book "Unix and Linux System Administration handbook - Evi Nemeth" under the section 3.2 Management of the root account -> Root account Login, there is a statement that says "To begin ...
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invalidated /etc/passwd using vipw to change the same account

I changed my username in /etc/passwd using vipw using the account that I was changing and it apparently did not update /etc/shadow to match the change (i.e., shadow file timestamp is still the old ...
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Change root display name

Renaming root is a bad idea, as it can break a lot of things. But how about changing the name that gets displayed in tools like ls or stat? For example # From drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4.0K May 16 14:...
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Start program when server reboots without root access

I googled and all solutions involve root access. Even user jobs in ~/.init require you to first edit some system settings file as root. Is there a userspace solution?
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How do I stop Ubuntu from trying to update when a normal user logs in

I have an admin account and have several non-admin users for family members. They continually get asked for my password because ubuntu has found software updates. How can I stop Ubuntu from checking ...
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Can't manage user accounts after using LDAP

I've added a machine as an LDAP client by following the below steps. But now when trying to access my user accounts from the user accounts app I can't find any user profiles or information as shown in ...