Ubuntu :: How To Have Administrative Privileges

Mar 28, 2010

In System/Administration/Users and Groups, my user account properties-user privilegies, the Administer the system is checked (only Send and receive fax and Use tape drives are unchecked).But when I try to run the KDE partition manager, it warns me that I don't have administrative privilegies, so I will not be able to apply changes.

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Fedora :: Need Administrative Privileges FC14

Jun 18, 2011

I am new to this O/S. I have tried Mint and Ubuntu. There are some problems I would like to work out by myself before I take short-cuts, as if.I have tried to install codecs for my o/s media player and get a reply from computer "xxxx does not have sudoer rights, you will be reported."I tried to get sudoer rights and was told I had to have administrator rights first. To get administrator rights I needed sudoer rights. I decided to come to forums to ask and this is my first post.

Is there a danger in getting administrative rights? If so, I would still rather like to face the danger than not be able to play music. And how do I get real superuser rights? My root account is localhost.localdomain and my login account is XXXX. I would have access to everything rather than have a warning that the administration is receiving reports of my activity. Might anyone have help?

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General :: Cannot Delete Them Can Get Administrative Privileges?

May 30, 2011

while using my pen-drive in fedora 14, a small dialog box appeared and before I could read it,it disappeared. It worked normally till I turned the computer down. Next time I used Windows XP. There were no files in the pen-drive but it still showed 5 GB used ( the same amount of data was there previously ). I restarted and switched to Linux. All my data was in a single folder named 'Found.000' . It showed nearly 400 objects , renamed as 'file0001.CHK'. They were all mine, merged in a single folder. I am helpless because I can not delete them (as I need them). I can get administrative privileges.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Multiple Admin Passwords - Opration Requires Root - Administrative - Privileges

Jan 10, 2011

I downloaded a driver for my printer today and I opened it in the terminal. Then a window popped up saying "This opporation requires root (administrative) privileges. Please enter the administrative password below:" I typed in the same password that I use when authorizing the installation of programs from the Ubuntu Software Center and I tried it multiple times. Each time, it rejects the password. I even tried downloading something else from the software center, just to make sure the password was correct, but the system had no problem with the password when downloading from the software center. So, is my software center password different from my administrator password?

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General :: Security - Let Any User Perform Administrative Tasks On A System Irrespective Of His / Her Privileges On That Particular System?

Sep 26, 2010

I often get responses from people who first say: "Are you sure? You want your network to be exposed to the outside world?" I am not experimenting on a Production Server of NASA or any Security Concern Department. Friends, there is no harm in experimenting on your personal computer or on a test computer which is isolated from the production environment. Look at hackers! What do they do? If they don't know how security is breached then how would they come up with security measures?

If my question reads... "How to let any user perform Administrative Tasks on a Linux System irrespective of his/her privileges on that particular system?" then I would not get the right answers in the first place. They will say... "You are letting everyone destroy your system... are you sure you want to do that?" My question is: Why should we restrict ourselves from experimenting even if it sounds weird to other people?

I give you an example where it is desirable to let an unprivileged user perform certain tasks. You want to know if there are any employees in your office who are storing videos in their home directory and filling up the disk space to a great amount. You have a department called "Command Center or Data Center Operations or Help Desk" call it whatever you would, whose work is to monitor such activities, and you create an account "monitor" for them to monitor such activities but they are not able to do them:


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General :: Get Administrative Permissions In Ubuntu?

Jul 7, 2010

my dvd-rw was not working. but i had to install linux. so i installed ubuntu from the iso using demons tool. But when i am opening the terminal to create an user,it's prompting that only root have the permission to create an user. i am trying to use "su" command but it's showing that authentication failed. How can i become the root?

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Ubuntu :: Administrative Tools Fail To Load?

May 9, 2010

I found a similar problem. The poster used a similar title "Administrative tools fail to open - karmic" I also have karmic and four tools fail to load; Ubuntu Software Center, Hardware Drivers, System Testing, and Update Manger. Synaptic and System Monitor run. I ran update-manager and software-manger and was told module pygtk does not exist. I ran "sudo apt-get install pygtk" and it said that did not exist as a package. The terminal update and upgrade also work.

me@me-laptop:~$ update-manager
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/update-manager", line 26, in <module>
import pygtk
ImportError: No module named pygtk
me@me-laptop:~$ software-center


Would the best solution be to reinstall the OS from fresh downloads as at least the Hardware Drivers tool works with the live USB?

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Ubuntu :: Gksu Prompts For Administrative Password

Apr 19, 2011

How to fix the problem that is happening with gksu. It prompts me for the administrative password. I don't (for advised security reasons) have a password associated with the root account.

The sudo works fine and accepts my sudo password. Gksu fails with "incorect password... try again." error.

This is a new install of the Ubuntu Server 10.10 x64 Maverick edition.

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Ubuntu Installation :: Cannot Upgrade To 11.04 - No Administrative Access

Jul 8, 2011

So... this computer was given to me with ubuntu and libre office already on it (along with 125 other apps I know nothing about). I cannot watch or listen to any media. I cannot install adobe or any other program. I cannot upgrade to 11.04. I cannot get administrative access. I can't do anything. Everything comes up as an error.

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Ubuntu :: Lost Privelidges To Run Administrative GUI Apps?

Aug 5, 2011

Not too long ago I upgraded to 10.10 and after doing so, many of my Administrative GUI apps wouldn't work properly. For example, I can open the Update Manager, it will display all of the available updates but when I click "Install", the button "clicks" but nothing happens. The same behavior is displayed when trying to use the GUI to add a new user. I click the "Add" button but nothing happens. Similarly, if I try to change my graphics driver to the old version (not that I would necessarily want to) it tells me I don't have permission to do so. And Lastly, if I try to enable Visual Effects I get an error message saying that my graphics card does not support them.

All of this worked just fine in 10.04. And I'm not sure where something went wrong. I realized I can use gksudo for any of these applications and they work fine, however this is not really a solution for me because any time I log off, or restart, I would need to re-execute the commands to enable compiz and all that, and honestly, that's not how I want my box to work.

I thought maybe I had lost admin privileges, but I checked and I am in the "admin" group. I thought maybe somehow root took ownership of some of my configuration settings in my /home/<user> so I:

<user>@<user>-desktop:~$ ls -lar .*/* | grep root
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12288 2011-03-15 20:32 .rpmdb/Providename
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12288 2011-03-15 20:32 .rpmdb/Packages
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 12288 2011-03-15 20:32 .rpmdb/Name


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CentOS 5 :: Can't Run Administrative Commands / What To Do?

Aug 10, 2010

I have root access on this CentOS 5.5 machine but I am unable to run administrative commands such as service and chkconfig because it says the commands are not found.

Do I need to install additional packages or grant myself privileges that I don't have to run these commands?

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Ubuntu :: Using SSH From Mobile Phone To Manage Administrative Tasks?

May 23, 2010

I find myself using SSH from my mobile phone to manage administrative tasks when I'm away--completing updates and the like, things that can be done during normal usage but sap my RAM and CPU to the point of frustration, given the hardware I've got to work with. It's convenient, I can do what I wish (without the benefit of an X session) while I'm at work. The issue I run into is the fact that my auth.log is littered with items like this:

May 16 12:53:17 BETA sshd[18941]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=
May 16 12:53:19 BETA sshd[18941]: Failed password for invalid user lala from port 41787 ssh2
May 16 12:53:25 BETA sshd[18943]: Invalid user master from

Which tells me that some inconspicuous person and/or botnet keeps trying to get into my system. This is generally annoying; at this point, my system isn't used for anything particularly critical; however, the fact that only failures or questionable successes--such as those from my mobile, the IP and Host of which can vary a fair bit (and the host resolution almost always fails, based on the way the IP/Host advertisement is presented to an external host is established--it's essentially manufactured)--doesn't tell me who/what has figured it out. I've done what I can to tamp down SSH access to the system, root is blocked via SSH (a moot item, since root isn't allowed locally), I've limited only my own username as allowed to connect via SSH...all it would take, though, is an alphanumeric dictionary that hits the right combination to get a password prompt, and to be able to brute-force it from there.

Overall, I know there's few, if any ways, to prevent someone attempting to get into my system via SSH; what additional steps can I take to minimize the possibility that I might end up compromised?

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Ubuntu :: Catalyst Control Center - Administrative - Does Not Open

May 30, 2011

I am currently using Xubuntu version 11.04 and I am working with a Radeon HD 4850 graphics card. I am using the proprietary FGLRX drivers from AMD.

I have a small problem. I have two monitors, and in order to tell the computer to use the extra monitor for extra desk space, I have to get into the Administrative CCC. However, when I click on the administrative CCC, nothing happens. It's strange considering that the regular CCC works just fine.

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Ubuntu Security :: Don't Require Password For Administrative Tasks?

Jun 22, 2011

The title says it all. Is there a way to just click ok to administrative tasks instead of having to enter my password every time? Sort of like Windows 7's UAC.I'm using ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I don't want to log in as root

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Debian :: Administrative Priviledges In GNOME

Feb 25, 2010

I have a feeling this may be a bit of a stupid question as it seems like one that must have a very basic answer so for that I apologise but I have yet to come across or work out the solution. The problem I have is that I cannot do anything that requires administrator priviledges from within GNOME without doing it directly from a Terminal using the su command. The reason being is that GNOME will not allow me to log in as 'root' from the normal login screen. So therefore I cannot do something as simple as edit a text file that is not in /home/'my username' as I do not have the required permissions.

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Ubuntu Networking :: WICD Network Manager Needs Administrative Priviledges

Jan 4, 2011

I had to reinstall WICD to fix another problem, and now it always asks me for my admin password every time I start up.After I enter in the password, it doesn't work.I have tried removing WICD and reinstalling it but that didn't help.I tried searching for a cure to this problem but none of them seemed to have been SOLVED. One post said he solved it but he wasn't clear on HOW he solved it.

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Debian :: Administrative Tasks Fail To Start

Sep 4, 2010

Over the past few days, I've noticed that administrative tasks sometimes fail to start. I'm asked to enter the administrative password, "Granting rights" appears in the bottom panel for a few seconds, but then disappears. I'm using Debian Lenny. This is only an intermittent problem, and if a task does fail to start, it will start on the next attempt. Tasks which have failed to start are:

*Launching Synaptic form the System menu.
*Launching a root terminal from the Applications menu.
*Launching Nautilus with root privileges from a terminal using gksu.

After coming across the following post, I thought maybe it was an issue with kernel 2.6.32-bpo.5-686, because I'd recently upgraded to that kernel too, but I'm advised that that isn't so.It was suggested that something else from backports might be causing the problem.

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General :: Automating Administrative Tasks In Fedora 10

Jan 10, 2011

I am a student at DeVry University, newly introduced to Fedora and Linux in general, and have a project whereby, we have been asked to consider some administrative tasks that we could automate via a script.I was wondering if there were any thoughts or directives from the community on what admin tasks you guys find to be of inestimable use in automating via a Linux script.

I am new to the Linux commands but have done a wee bit of programming before in C++ and others.I have also done basic DOS batch files before.

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Fedora Security :: Administrative Login In User Account?

Sep 25, 2009

I am a new Linux user and have a question about the administrative authentication. When I am logged in as a user and I need to do something that requires root privileges the little password window comes up and I enter the root password. My question is how long are the root privileges granted for?I noticed that a few minutes after finishing checking out the firewall configuration tool and closing the window that I was still able to re-enter the fire wall tool and other administrative tools. How do I log out of the root privileges without logging out and then back into my account?

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Software :: Kerberos Clients Cannot Find Administrative Server Through DNS

Jun 27, 2010

This problem has taken me the whole Sunday and the only thing I've got left before start kicking my computer equipment is to ask you guys for help.I have a problem on my client side of Kerberos. Basically, none of my clients is able to make a connection to kadmin using DNS SRV-records. Only if I use the relevant directives in the krb5.conf files - it works.

Something is weird regarding the adm server. I mean, without [realms] stanza, the client does query the DNS properly for the KDC master - it can be tracked in the DNS logs and I mean, even logically - with no [realms] stanza - there is no other place than DNS where it can find this information. So, the actual authentication of the principal works. It's the kadmin-part that exits with the error message above. According to all manuals, books, guides I've read - this shouldn't be happening. The [libdefaults] with default_realm defined in krb5.conf in combination with proper DNS records, should be everything kerberos client needs. But apparently not.I don't remember having any problems like this before. This is the first time in several months a freshly install a KDC. I believe Kerberos packages did get updated few times since then. Could this be a bug of some kind introduced in never version of libs? I have the latest packages on centos 5.3.

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SUSE / Novell :: Root Or User Account For Administrative Purpose?

Dec 23, 2008

I just installed opensuse 11.1 with only the standard user account, not root account. Therefore, my question is regarding this ... is safe running linux with no root account? Should I create a root account for adminstrative purposes? If so, how can I do that?

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Ubuntu :: Create A New Administrative User Of Change The Current User's Group

Sep 3, 2010

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?

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Ubuntu :: Receiving Error When Trying To Run In Administrative Mode "failed To Execute Child Process"

Nov 16, 2010

receiving an error when trying to run in administrative mode "failed to execute child process "amddxdg-su"(no such file or directory. how do i resolve this?

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Jun 12, 2010

I have a small problem on ubuntu 10.04, of which i know it can be solved. However, i'm not sure how to. The problem is; I need one user to be able to install updates, but not give it any other privileges. I have been messing around with the "sudoers" file in /etc a bit, and thought i needed to use the "NOPASSWD" But i'm not sure what to do after that.

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Aug 20, 2010

Why does a key drop all privliges appear? I will reply Tuesday, Going UpNorth

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Jan 21, 2010

I am on the admin account of my computer and am trying to remove all privileges from CWD i have tried

chmod go-rwx ~
sudo chmod go-rwx ~

but when i pull up

ls -l ~

It is still showing permission in the g and o column.

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Ubuntu :: USB Needing Root Privileges?

Apr 4, 2010

We formatted a USB stick to EXT3 for use on a linux formatted device.Now, when we try and transfer files from this ubuntu laptop onto the USB stick, it says permission denied.

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Apr 15, 2010

I was adding me and my bud to a new group I created, but I used -G instead of -g as the tutorial suggested, I think this removed me from all other groups and put me in the new one. The same with my bud. Now I dont have sudo privileges, nor does my bud, and we have not set a password for the root account.

sudo ls -l
USER@SERVER:/var$ sudo password for USER:
USER is not in the sudoers file. this incident will be reported.

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May 16, 2010

I accidentally promoted my initial account to admin and now I want to revert it but I don't remember the specific initial user privileges.So there are 2 questions:

1) First, is it safe to "downgrade" the account, logging in with another one? In general what's the best way to do it?

2) Could someone enter Administration->Users and Groups->[select initial account]->
Advanced Settings->User Privileges and list the privileges that are on by default?

I repeat I want the privileges of the initial account, which I suspect are above those of basic users (that are added later) and below admin...

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Ubuntu :: Shutdown PC Without Root Privileges?

Sep 6, 2010

All of as now the add-to-panel item that via it you can shutdown the PC without the need of typing any password to gain root privileges.

How is this possible? I know that fro default the login screen is run by root but how do this app sends the signal to the login-screen to shutdown?
I mean, this app is run without root privileges by me, the simple user, and when clicked the PC shutdowns via a signal from this app to the login screen....
How can I call this signal to an app of mine?

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