Any idea how to "repair" "the configuration server" ? I'm only a month into Ubuntu and I have this fatal inability to create a new user from the Gnome GUI. For any new user I create, I get the following fatal errors upon rebooting and trying to log in to that user.
- Purple clouds for about a minute.
-- then --
- Could not update ICEauthority file /home/user_encrypted/.ICEauthority
- There is a problem with the configuration server.
- (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256)
-- then --
- Nautilus could not create the following required folders:
- /home/user_encrypted/Desktop, /home/user_encrypted/.nautilus
I have a network set up that has been working for around a year with no problems but has now developed a login problem. The system was set up with a main server with all users on it and another PC located elsewhere that people could log onto using there personal login and password that then gained access to the account on the main server. This remote PC has now got the problem. When you try to log onto an account it comes up with the message "your session has lasted less than 10 seconds. If you have not logged out yourself this could mean there is a installation problem or that you are out of disk space."
Error message says that no profile for the user can be found and it couldnt create per-user gnome configuration directory. I can log on as root onto the remote PC as it is obviously a local account but all the account on the main server are not accessible. From the root account I can see that the connection to the server is OK and I can actually log into the accounts on the server using the failsafe session so the physical network is OK.
I never built or designed this set up and to be honest I normally work with windows so its all a bit strange to me. Both PC's run Centos 5. I have checked the messages log and there doesnt seem to be any indication of a problem. Just that it stopped connecting from the remote PC. The accounts are all active on the main server itself and have no problems being accessed.
I wanted to create an user but don't allow it to see the other user's home folder so I made chmod 0750 /home/folder and it worked fine so I went ahead and decided to completely forbid access to the root folder and I had the "great" idea to make chmod 0750 /, and now I'm having problems with wine and other applications, in example I used to have a folder in this address 220.127.116.11/mmgr but now it's giving me errors and if I try to run some applications I got error "There was an error creating the child process for this terminal"
This netbook only has a user with non-administrative privs on it and root user but I do not have root's password.Is there a way that I can create a new administrative user of change the current user's group so that it can do sudo commands or have more privs?
I want to add 50 new users, not on the server yet I want to add them all to group Accounting - with 1 option, not user by user I want to setup a default password for them all, and have it say something like 'You must now change password or no access will be permitted' Any other options I also want to do once, not for each user?
i have rhel 5.2 and i want to create user using useradd command without creating user home directory and not throwing any warning/error about not creating any home directory.i have tried useradd -u "$NEW_UID" -g <gid> -d "/home/$1" -M "$1"where $1 is user name and $NEW_UID is i am calculating.it throws error as useradd: cannot create directory /home/$1which i dont want to come , how to prevent this?
I want to try out KDE on Lucid, but I don't want to install KDE on top of ubuntu, because I will end up with two sets of applications and software that is gnome specific to load in the KDE environment.SOOOOO, I want to create a separate user that is only KDE and a user(my current one) that is only gnome. Different names, different environments and applications.
Also, if it is possible, I will need instructions to remove a user as well, so in the future I decide which one I like better, I can delete the other user account.
When I create a new desktop user(i.e. without administrative privileges), I am given the option of letting him have the ability to connect to wired/wireless networks or not. Should I let a normal user have this privilege? Are there any security issues if I let him connect to wireless networks?
I am using ubuntu on my netbook... My user ID is the only user and also the administrator of the machine... Still unable to create another user. It says "You are not allowed to modify system configuration"
I want to create a limited user, such that the user should only have the access to usb drives, cd drives and internet. And also I want to restrict the user from deleting the files from the system. How to do it..?
I have a good question. I have a friend that lives in an area where he cannot receive DSL or Cable internet. He has a phone line, and physically able to get DSL, but the company won't give him service. He has Verizon wireless, but the reception is bad and his service gets dropped too much.
I however, have DSL 3.0Mbps and want to know how I could get him a DSL modem to dial up to my server at my house and receive internet. I know that I would probably need two phone lines to do this, but apart from that.
I'm attempting to install OpenBiblio to give it a test drive. I'm having trouble with one of the first steps within the openbiblio install guide. The step is dealing with MySQL in creating user priveleges to the db created. The step is:
Create an OpenBiblio database user. To do this, login to MySQL under the admin userid and run the following SQL command, substituting obiblio_user and obiblio_password with the userid and password of your choice.
mysql> grant all privileges on OpenBiblio.* to obiblio_user@localhost -> identified by 'obiblio_password';
When I run the "grant all priveleges" command I receive a syntax error. I've spent some time googleing and it comes up with the same command. There has been a few variations attempted such as 'obiblio_user'@'localhost' but still recieve a syntax error.
I know this will sound stupid, but we've been tasked with standing up a professional Linux server to run a vendor tool and product on. And my team has never administered a Linux or Unix box before. I know the concepts, but can't find the tools!
How do I create a user-ID? And is there a GUI tool I can fire up from the command line to make some of this easier? We can get to the box, manipulate files, etc. But to this point we're exclusively usint 'root', and I know I need to stop that, and prevent that happening in the future.
i know the subject is hard to understand but i did my best with it. the problem: i have 2 HDs on my Ubuntu OS, the first is 1TB and the other is 500GB, i want to do a backup with rsync from my 1TB HDs (in with the Ubuntu is on it) to the 500GB.
on the 500GB i have a partition called Backup. what i did: i have created a user crontab that dose two things: 1. mount the Backup partition from the 500GB to a folder called /~/Backup on my home directory which is on the 1TB HD.
2. i wrote the proper rsync command for the backup to go.
I've got a remote server running CentOS and I require a new user account who would have access to sftp & ssh functions.I've got a bit of a problem creating the user since whenever I try to login with the new account through ssh (putty) I keep getting access denied.I've made different accounts with userids above /below 500; even though I'm a complete noob so no idea how I'm supposed to go about this.