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How to disable telemetry for all users

I installed 18.04 (clean install) on a computer that is intended to be a multi-user system. Every new user I create gets asked to opt out of telemetry on his or her first login (as part of the welcome ...
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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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Can I unlock a brand new user to SSH in without setting password?

I'm following these steps when setting up the user: $ sudo useradd periscope -m -s /bin/false $ sudo su -s /bin/bash periscope $ mkdir ~/.ssh $ # public key gets manually input here $ cat - >> ~...
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Service Command - Why service --status-all and service SERVICENAME status returning different results?

I am connecting to my local VMs via ssh private key. My understanding is the service SERVICENAME status returns the detailed status of the service and the output mentions that the service is 'Active' ...
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Getting rid of an unknown user

My login screen has started listing as an alternate user a word which I have used in the past as a password for certain applications. However, when I try to delete it I am told it does not exist, and ...
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How to access user's activity log

How can I get the log that says programs which are opened by user with time stamp . I would like to develop a system to monitor and give suggestions using this user activity log.
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Can I hide a partition in Nautilus for a specific user/group?

I'm trying to hide a partition form a specific group of users in Ubuntu 12.04. I have created a new rule in /etc/udev/rules.d/99-hide-disk.rules with KERNEL="sda3",ENV{UDISKS_PRESENTATION_HIDE}="1" ...
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Ubuntu 17.10: How to disable Login History

How do i disable the logging of my logins under Ubunutu 17.10? And are the logs just for one Week like shown in the "Settings" -» "Details" -» "Users" -» "Last Login" and are older entrys overwritten? ...
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Run script in /etc/rc.local under specific user

I am using portia (https://github.com/scrapinghub/portia) and I have set the following command in my rc.local: cd /home/portia/portia/slyd && twistd slyd Problem here is that the command/...
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New Standard user autoloads on boot

I've been using Ubuntu since about v8.09, now running 13.10, but only ever as a single user - and I'm a user, not a programmer or guru. Now I have a new partner who would like to learn to use a ...
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per user lxc containers

I am sure I saw how to do this on a webpage around the intergoogle somewhere. But Is it possible to have your system setup so when you create a user on your machine they log into their own LXC ...
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Why my X Server won't start as a regular user and it starts as Guest?

It won't start X server automatically as a regular user but instead shows Logon screen. When I enter my password it flashes for a second and it's back to Logon screen again. Then I tried to log in as ...
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Assign Group rights to folder

Hello I am new with ubuntu and I have a question. I created a user ABC. I created a group XYZ. I added user ABC to group XYZ . I have a folder mounted mydrive. I mounted it under as I have attached ...
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How can I distribute mandatory settings (system and LibreOffice settings)?

The last PCI settings: Users may not change their screen saver timeout, it has to be set to 5 minutes. And locked so that no configuration can be made by the user. Users must always unlock their ...
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Prevent user from mounting USB Key

How to prevent users from mounting a USB Key which is mounted automatically on boot with with line on /etc/fstab: /dev/disk/by-uuid/64A5-F009 /media/usb-Samsung auto uid=1000,nodev,umask=000,nofail 0 ...
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Can't unlock certain GUI system settings + unusual authentication notifications on login and power off

I am running a recent upgrade to 20.04LTS. I am not using the Ubuntu on Wayland session as it won't recognise my login; I'm therefore logging into the Ubuntu session. Since the upgrade there are a ...
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Default xsession for new users

How do I change the default xsession for new users which will be added to the system in the future? I know I can change the last/default session for an existing user by editing the setting XSession= ...
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Linux security(?) issue Ctrl+Alt+F7/F8

Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS amd64. User A logs into Ubuntu. Then he switches to user B. Now user B can access user A's GUI by pressing Ctrl+Alt+F7. User A can also access user B's GUI by pressing Ctrl+...
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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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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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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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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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18.10 Switch User Closes Running Applications

I couldn't find a thread properly addresses the issue that I am seeing, so I am asking here. Ubuntu Gnome 18.10 fresh install less than 24 hours ago. Updated the system. Installed various ...
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Can I define a parent group and children groups?

In Linux is it possible to create a master group and some children groups? What is the problem? I need to give read permission to the users belong to group1 and group2. I cannot add all users of ...
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16.04 It is possible to show user icon next to my name?

It is possible to show user icon next to my name like in 12.04 version? Like this: Thanks for answers.
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Cron not launching jobs?

This is a non-standard installation of Ubuntu 18.04, the ELAR Arm based Ubuntu distribution with RockChip support for boards such as the Asus tinkerboard. The Problem, and solution, may not apply to ...
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How to start pulseaudio for all users at startup?

I am trying to use pocketsphinx but it gives me : ad_oss.c(115): Failed to open audio device(/dev/dsp): No such file or directory FATAL: " And I know I must start pulseaudio, but when I try : ...
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How to remove Rouge user group

I was messing around with Apache and Webmin/Virtualmin and it created a new user. I added my user to the new users' group. It didn't yield the result I was looking for, so I deleted the user via ...
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How locked user keeps running?

I got a compromised server, most likely a crypto miner or something, htop reports this: 30393 geauxsmar 20 0 5328 3984 2540 R 100. 0.1 21h26:45 [sync_supers] I locked it with: sudo usermod --...
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Unity has a broken ui on one user but not another

My main admin account works fine with unity but when I login with my LFS account I made from the LFS tutorials which are a "standard" account type it's broken. When I click and drag on the desktop ...
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How would one disable the creation of multiple users on Ubuntu 17.10?

I am currently using Ubuntu 17.10 and I am looking for a way to disable the ability to create any more users on my system. I have several people who use this computer, but I would like for them to ...
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How to disable job name in print notifications for other logged in users?

We have a terminal server where users log in via Thinlinc. They are provided with a mate session. When a user prints a document, a notification of the successful print job pops up for every user. The ...
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What are consequences of reducing storage allocation to root user in ext4 partition?

By default ext2, ext3 and ext4 reserve 5% of all space for the root user and to prevent fragmentation which can be reduced using the following command: sudo tune2fs -m 1 /dev/sdb This will reduce ...
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error while using usermod when setting up docker

On an Azure Ubuntu 16.04LTS VM. I am trying to setup docker and I ran the command wget -qO- https://get.docker.com/ | sh at the end I tried to added my user to the docker group but I keep getting ...
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Logging in, I get errors and a very strange prompt

Today I tried logging in to my Ubuntu system from SSH and I noticed that I have a very strange prompt: I have no name!@(none):(unreachable)$ All tools such as ls fail with an error of no such file ...
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Dotted name doesn't work when I use usermod

I've been trying to register using usermod command my user that is gonzalo.pincheira. My command is usermod -aG docker $USER But I get this error usermod: user 'gonzalo.pincheira' does not exist ...
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How can I run an application in the background so a user can not stop it

I've set up a computer for my kids to do homework on (Ubuntu 16.04) and am currently using team viewer to occasionally take a look at what they are doing from work, mobile, my desk, wherever. Is there ...
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How do I mark a group in polkit as administrator?

I am using authentication via smb and want all users of the admins group as local administrators. For this I created the /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/60-local.conf file as described in ...
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Creating a normal user without sudo access but with ability to switch to another admin user

User A - can't be part of sudo or admin group, ssh keys based identity setup for ssh login, can't be a guest account User B - no home folder, must have a password, can't have independent ssh login, ...
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Server - Run a program allowing it to write only on a specific directory

i'm a web developer and i need to run some third-party programs on my server. Since these programs are third-party and i'm not always 100% sure of their reliability, i would run these programs with ...
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Samba 100 Users

I teach a class and would like to give 150 students their own folder and have each student's folder secure and accessible by only the student and myself. Is it possible to set up a Samba share with a ...
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lubuntu completely ignoring ldap setup. Followed guide, no contact with ldap server

We have LDAP authentication working on every other server and lxc container in our enterprise, but when we try and have a brand spankin new Lubuntu 14.04 installation do the same, it's completely ...
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Assigned access or guided access equivalent

Is there a way to restrict user to use only one app in ubuntu? In Windows it is assigned access feature and in iOS it is guided access feature.
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Why does Tor unexpectedly exit every time I open it?

Every time I try to run tor it unexpectedly exits and I get this in my terminal: (process:28965): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_slice_set_config: assertion 'sys_page_size == 0' failed Aug 04 01:38:35.833 [...
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Limited access accounts for a low maintenance deployment?

Forgive me if I haven't done quite as much digging trying to solve this on my own as I could have: I'm currently in Zambia, and my internet access is unpredictible and slow when it's working. I'm ...
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Lost Permission of Home Directory

I recently messed up my Ubuntu Setup, so I re-installed and choose to use my existing Home directory . Now I cannot launch Ubuntu-Tweak as myself, but am able to do so with sudo command. Any help ...
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How can I have different X & sound configuration depending on which user logs in?

First off: I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 and the NVIDIA X Server Settings GUI to configure. I've recently gotten a new LED TV hooked up to my computer - the video card supports two displays. I would like ...
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Changing another user's wallpaper

Is there anyway to change the wallpaper of another user? I believe a missing wallpaper file is preventing me from logging in to an account, and need to be able to change it.
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How to change a user ID safely if you are using encrypted home?

Inspired by this question, that seems to imply that a simple chown won't work because you won't be able to access the encrypted files. So how is the safest but still simple workaround?
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Creating an Alternate Install CD with pre installed users

I want to create my own customized Ubuntu derivative and this question already gave me a very good start. My requirements are quite specific I want to roll out a CD with Set of users who are ...

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