Ubuntu :: Accidentally Changed User Permissions And Can't Access "system" In Panel
Dec 23, 2010
I accidentally changed my user permission while setting up a new user account and am now unable to access the "system" on the panel to change things back. I've just spent hours setting everything up and downloading and hope that I don't have to go through all of that again.
the permissions for my home directory were accidentally changed from 'access files' to 'create and delete files', and I changed them back, but ever since then I am not able to change any preferences/settings at all. power management, themes, panels, emerald, anything. my user account is supposed to be the administrator, and all the user privliges are checked. how to get control of my computer back?
I was recently messing around learning chgrp commands, and set my (only) user account to a different group. Now whenever I try to sudo a command, I get 'john is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported' message.I *seem* to have a root account (one is listed in System->admin->users and groups), but I'm almost certain that the password for it would be one of 3 things, and it's none of them.
I did something silly and changed my root user access for mysql access to Any from localhost using webmin. I get an access dented when i try to open up the mysql editing page on webmin. Can any of you tell me if there is a way to change it back to hosts=localhost I am using webmin 1.5.30 on Centos 5.5. I am hoping I can change it by command line or if I can access the config files and change it that way?
Slackware 13 64 bit Hp Photosmart c4280 USB (All-in-one)
- Printer successfully configured using CUPS
- Scanner only works when I am Root.
- When trying to access scanner as user it says there is no scanner attached.
What should be the groups for this user in order to access the scanner? Actually, they are: haldaemon, disk, audio, video, cdrom, plugdev, power, scanner, lp. Below are the outputs for sane-find-scanner (as both root and user), although, since the scanner works well under root, I am almost sure it is a problem with setting permissions and groups.
# sane-find-scanner # sane-find-scanner will now attempt to detect your scanner. If the # result is different from what you expected, first make sure your # scanner is powered up and properly connected to your computer.
I'm a new user for oracle,tried to install oracle 10g on redhat linux 5 but gettinh the same error message. response/ runInstaller [oracle2@localhost database_10201]$ sh runInstaller_runInstaller: line 54: /tmp/database_10201/install/.oui: Permission denied_
how to give full set of permisions to an user in linux to access a folder?
I've accidentally changed /usr/bin/php file on my server by running a cp command. I know this is bad, i just don't know how bad. Everything is working fine (websites using php), so i just wanted to know what this action could cause and also how can i restore original content.
When I installed Ubuntu, I had two panels.The first one has application, places, system, shortcuts and time.The second one had all of my icons and when I minimized an app, I could access it off of the second panel.I have closed this second panel and don't know how to restart it. Now when I minimize an app (eg browser), I have to press alt-tab and toggle through the open apps until I get to the one I need
I accidentally removed network and sound icon from top panel. Is there any way how to put it back? I've read several howtos that I've to add notification area but it doesn't really work.I know that if I delete this user and create a new one the icons will be there again but I'd like to do it cleaner way.This is how it should look like (untouched user account):And this is what I've done :-/Network icon is missing in both accounts (removed by accident while trying to remove something else :-/ in user "tata" it at least shows sound button.
I accidentally removed the sound menu from my panel bar in Ubuntu 10.10. I did manage to find some solutions to get the sound volume applet in place, like it was in previous Ubuntu versions, but I do obviously prefer the new sound menu in place. Does anybody know how I can get it working again?
I want to simply mount an ext4 file-system onto a normal mount point in Ubuntu (/media/whereever), as read-writable for the current logged-in user, i.e. me.
I don't want to add anything into /etc/fstab, I just want to do it now, manually. I need super-user privileges to mount a device, but then only root can read-write that mount. I've tried various of the mount options, added it into fstab, but with no luck.
I've been running smoothly for most of the time but last time I booted my Lap a login screen appears. I had this disabled as I'm the only one using that machine. After trying several times it appears none of my passwords works. I log in as root (offline mode) to reset the pwd and then log in again with my standard user. Fine again and I disable log in so no account is asked when booting. As I got a new access point I had to reconfigure wireless connection. Shortly after I do so (1hr approx), the Wireless gets disconnected and it request my WEP key again. I entered and verified several times but no connection. I confirm with another device that the wireless is working and the WEP key is correct. So I restart to see if this fixes my connection and ,surprise, log in screen again and no pwd is recognized
I haven't touch that machine again but I'm afraid a malicious SW can be stealing my pwd. Only SW I have installed is from the official repositories
I recently got a T-Mobile Tap and I've been trying to connect it via USB to my laptop running Lucid.When I open up the icon that shows up on my desktop after connecting it, I can't run the setup files inside. It says: The file '/media/HUAWEI/checksetup.exe' is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied form an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.When I try to change the permissions from ready only, I get: Sorry, could not change the permissions of"checksetup.exe": Error setting permissions: Read-only file systemCan I tried calling T-Mobile but they said they don't troubleshoot with Linux. They said it's an "older operating system".
While screwing around with my settings trying to get 11.3 setup the way I wanted it, I accidentally removed the portion of the bottom panel which displayed the titles for all the current open windows....and I can't for the life of me figure out how to get it back.Can anyone tell me how to add it again? I'm sure its something incredible simple, but I haven't been able to find it
I've made a really critical and simple mistake and now I am trying to recover my computer. I accidentally logged into root and was trying to change permissions for the current directory with "." but instead used a "/" which started changing permissions of everything from / recursively. I quickly realized the mistake I made after it started and aborted the process by pressing ctrl+C. However I know many things are still not right because, even though I tried to reboot and change the permissions back to 0755 from the recovery mode root console. I still get errors when gnome tries to start..Here is the exact error I am getting. "There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256". I'm pretty sure because of the way I aborted or because of the time the filesystem was running with 644 permissions, some amount of damage was done. Any way to recover it to normal? Or is there a way to recover it from the Ubuntu CD?
I have an NFS server on Windose Server 2003. I use it to back my Linux/Solaris databases up to. I mounted the NFS share on the Linux box. I was testing the permissions to it, and accidentally did a chown sybase:sybase /OLBackupOLBackup is the root directory of the NFS share. When I did the chown command, it changed the permissions on the share. Now it seems that linux is controlling the permissions. In windose I cant add users/groups. How can I remove Linux from owning the permissions. Im not sure if this is a windose issue or a linux issue, but figured I would start asking here first.
just be aware of this in 13.0 and previous, assigned user numbers begin at 500 by default. in 13.37, they begin at 1000. this is especially important if you have a separate drive or partition mounted as /home and you want to keep your /home data under the same user name while migrating to 13.37 (and like me are keeping a dual boot while making the transition).
I have a recently setup my first linux server (hardy) and am having problems with the permissions for a log file being changed. I believe this is caused by syslogd, but am not sure how to correct it. Bacula will report it is unable to start a backup because it is unable to open the log file (/var/lib/bacula/log) "permission denied". After changing the owner from syslog to bacula, the backup will resume. However, the following day I encounter the same problem because the owner of the log has been changed back to syslog.I see where the permissions for logs are altered in sysklogd, but I am not certain how to make bacula exempt or if this is the right approach.
I did a clean install from Ubuntu 09.04 to 10.04 and restored my files from tar. Everything worked fine until I tried my weekly rsync backup. The permissions seemed to be causing problems, so I recursively changed all the permissions in my home directory:
Code: ~/Documents$ sudo chmod -R 644 /home/wolf/ [sudo] password for wolf: chmod: cannot access '/home/wolf/.gvfs': Permission denied So now all the directories and files have read permission for everyone:
Code: ~/Documents$ ls -A ls: cannot open directory .: Permission denied ~/Documents$ sudo ls -lA [sudo] password for wolf: total 80 drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-22 20:45 career drw-r--r-- 23 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:17 computer_languages drw-r--r-- 2 wolf wolf 4096 2009-08-09 23:29 .ecryptfs drw-r--r-- 21 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-02 17:23 misc -rw-r--r-- 1 wolf wolf 27298 2010-05-23 13:01 next.odt drw-r--r-- 3 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:46 PC_maintenance drw-r--r-- 5 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-08 01:43 software_projects Now I can't even look at my own directory:
Code: /home$ cd /home/ /home$ ls -lA total 20 drwx------ 2 root root 16384 2010-05-07 01:01 lost+found drw-r--r-- 42 wolf wolf 4096 2010-05-23 15:35 wolf /home$ cd /home/wolf bash: cd: /home/wolf: Permission denied /home$ sudo cd /home/wolf [sudo] password for wolf: sudo: cd: command not found /home$
I recently upgraded from Lucid to Maverick, and I noticed that a new error message caused by a "cp" command call, including the hard links option. Fortunately, I kept the last Lucid kernel (2.6.32-25), so I could check the different behavior with booting successively on each kernel. Here are my configuration files:
On the server (192.168.1.2): /etc/fstab : UUID=... /mnt/Backup ext4 defaults,errors=remount-ro,relatime,async 0 2 /etc/exports :
If I check permissions of /net/Backup/Folder2 from the client, I get :
- under kernel 2.6.35-22: all the subdirectories are created, but all empty; moreover, I get as many messages as number of files from the source:
"cp: cannot create the link ...: operation not allowed"
I can copy manually any file to /net/Backup/Folder2 from the client. Why the behavior has changed from kernel 2.6.32-25 to kernel 2.6.35-22 ? Should I modify the permissions or the way the mount is exported with options like "(no_)root_squash", "all_squash", or "anonuid", "anongid" ?