Running 10.10. Had one user and now wanted to add a second user.Added the user and a password, disabled auto-logon and set system to show the list of users. Upon reboot, I get the list of two users and 'Other...'. Clicking any of this just loops back to the same screen
I'm using Ubuntu Lucid Lynx on my new laptop. After plugging an old VGA monitor into the VGA port to add a second screen, I rebooted as the screen options manager asked me to do. I got to the login screen and typed in my password... Ubuntu tried to restart, then kicked me back to the login screen! This is the correct password. I tried all sorts of things by using "recovery mode" (which is pretty useless) like starting in safe graphics mode (I unplugged the offending monitor also, of course) and tried using backed up xorg.conf file, but nothing works! Do I have to completely reinstall? What changes are made by adding a second monitor?
Some information on my configuration: The laptop is a custom Cyberpower Xplorer X6-8500 notebook. The main display is a Compal NBLB2 Notebook 15.6" Full HD 1920x1080 Display The second monitor is 1280x1024 The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5650 GDDR3 1GB PCIe 3D Video
I'm seeing really bad user login format under a standard installation and am wondering why ubuntu does this as default. I have noticed that the graphical login for gnome sizes itself to accommodate a user's exact password length. This indicates to me that somewhere on the unencrypted part of a standard installation with user encryption contains at least some indication of the content of the password length which seems a security flaw even if not a complete hole, it majorly reduces the number of attempts a cracker would have to cycle through.
And that's assuming that *only* the length is contained. Furthermore it seems that it would be MUCH better to simply display the number of characters entered into the pw field and allowing the gui to expand itself from an fixed size as the field is filled out so the the user still receives visual feedback for entering characters. Either a simple character count display should be entered into the field or a 10 dot to new line so that one can visually quickly count the number enter by multiplying from a 10base graphical observation.
I am using the sudo command to log on locally as another user by the following command:
sudo -u theotheruser -s or sudo -u theotheruser sh
As I see it, this initiates a new shell with the mentioned other user.However, this doesn't load that users profile from his home directory.Is there a way to automatically read the users profile when login in with selected command? I am mostely interested in getting a working prompt when logged in.
I recently re-installed my U10.04 and this time around, I added a root user and brought the permission levels of my default user to "Desktop User" as well as elevate the root permissions as explained elsewhere in these forums. Everything went fine until I wanted to "sudo" something from the Desktop User account terminal. I use Skype a lot and preferred to use the repos to get it loaded. Into synaptic where it asked me for the password. I entered the password and I was rejected. Ok, maybe I typed it in wrong. Tried again. The third time I checked in an editor to make sure I wasn't in all-caps. Third time OUT!
Switched user to root and there were no problems. Enabled the partner repos, installed Skype, as well as all the other stuff I use to run my home office. I have missed something, I know I have - perhaps a setting somewhere in the user permissions. I don't want to have to switch user every time I have to make changes to the system. Alternatively, if it's better practise to just leave my system as it is for security purposes I'm not running a server, but I'd like to have my system as secure as reasonably possible without elevating my problem to "paranoid security" level.......
I have a desktop which has both windows and ubuntu. I want to add some users in ubuntu, say Me (first user),B and C. i) Certain folders should remain inaccessible from windows partition.ii)Me should be able access both B and C home folder, but not otherwise.iii) user B can access user C, but user C cannot access user B.
just getting startedin linux <fedora9> and haveseveral questions. first what bookwould be best to start the learning process? have looked at fedora 9 and enterprise and the newest fedora 10 with enterprise and these seem to be aimed at networking setups which I do not have.also in adding users and groups which I have done I think successfully however when I use the newgrp command and try to access a file I have saved under a group with two members the file does not show in the ls command.
users are jevans in group programmers cevans in group programmers in creating the file I didthe newgrp programmers command and created the filein the cevans spotand changed to jevans and negrp programmers and the filedoes not show.so what do I do here, or is my understaning of this incorrect?
Im trying to create the following script...I want to create an interactive script that prompts the user for the following:
user name user home directory user login shell user comment
the script then needs to read those variables that are entered by the user and actually create the user account. and of course, would like the script to display what user account was just created so that i know in fact the script worked successful.
I've been trying to add a user to the system, so I can use it through samba to access the shares on the server. I'm using "useradd" but the command is not found... with a little search, I was able to find the command "/usr/sbin/useradd username" my question is can someone point me to a guide with basic administration task, I was checking out the wiki on Centos, but didn't find "adding user"; I know Centos has a gui for this, but I would like to stick to shell commands. By the way why some commands are only access through /sbin and others /usr/sbin. I know this probably has to do with your path, but how can I fix this so I don't have to type the whole path every time.
I have Ubuntu 10.04.2 (Linux 2.6.32-33-server on x86_64) with OpenLDAP 2.4.21 and Webmin1.550. I converted my ldap database from another system with the older style schema (OpenLDAP 2.3.3 with slightly older Webmin version 1.480) and no longer use slapd.conf, but the newer slapd.d format.
It all works fine except for one thing. When I add a new user, it lets me type in the additional LDAP fields:
But when I click the Create button, all the fields get jumbled together in the Title/Position box with a diamond question mark delimiting the fields:
Modifying existing users (which have the Additional fields displaying correctly) also has the same result - it moves the fields all into the one Title/Position box with the diamond shapes with question marks inside between each entry. Is it a problem with my schema files? I tried reverting to the older shema files and slapd.conf and it still did the same thing on the new system. I am really at a loss.
Here is also the output of ldapsearch for that user (host and samba ids are sanitized):
Previously added users that show the fields properly have "description:" and then the field listed for each Additional LDAP field. Also shouldn't the "title" be visible in plain human readable text here? - it looks like it encrypted it somehow - similar to a password hash. The older system works fine and the fields are all readable and in their proper locations. But the new system just doesn't work right.
I did an adduser to create a new account, but i forgot to add a description to the account, so it just looks like this when i look at the passwd file. how can i go back and add one? all my other accounts have descriptions after the two numbers.
i'm configuring sendmail for a little office but i was requested for two domains e.g. [URL] and [URL] i've created this two domains but at the moment i create a user account how could i make the difference between wich domain the user belongs?
If user1's main group is genetics and one wants to add him/her to group biochem and to assign biochem as his/her secondary group will the following suffice ?
$ sudo usermod -G biochem user1
I would like for user1 to have genetics as the main group but also belong to biochem. When user1 creates a file, as he/she belongs to main group genetics, I assume the file will be owned by user1 and group owner will be genetics. Ideally files created by user1 should be accessible to users in group genetics(when permissions are tweaked) but not by individuals in group biochem. However, any files with group owner biochem should be accessible to user1 as he/she does belong to biochem as a secondary group. Would having user1 main group genetics, secondary group biochem fulfil this criteria ?
I am facing problem in adding new users in ldap server and client for a long time. I configure ldap server and client successfully and I can login the client machine by a user. User is created on server during configuring the server but after same time when I create a new user on server and create a home dir for the same user on client machine and assign 700 permission on home dir of same user and copy the /etc/skel/.* /home/user-dir and when run the command "#chown -R user:users /home/user" it shows invalid user error.
I just installed Wordpress and i am delighted of it, nice peace of software. Even so I have to get running a FTP or SFTP server on my localhost machine. I did installed in my Ubuntu 10.10 the VSFTPD server and generated a RSA certificate file (vsftpd.pem). Strange it is that there is no vsftpd folder under /etc, instead vsftpd.conf file is directly into /etc ... so I have generated also my .pem file into /etc. Anyway I have a lot of trouble adding new users to access this server. I use Filezilla as SFTP client. Please let me know if you encountered such an issue, and what is the solution for it. Downwards is my vsftpd.conf file.
# Example config file /etc/vsftpd.conf # # The default compiled in settings are fairly paranoid. This sample file # loosens things up a bit, to make the ftp daemon more usable.
is it possible to do so? I mean, I want every user to be able to run '/bin/x' for example, as root without entering a password. I know the security risks, but I'm trying this in a risk-free environment which security does not matter very much.
I'd like to add a user to my server that will only have access to a mount point over sshfs. Is there any way I can provide them this access without actually giving them permission to open a terminal on my server? I tried /bin/false and /sbin/nologin already, but /bin/false didn't allow the mount point to be made and /sbin/nologin prevented a login completely (also stopped the mount point from working).
I am going to remove root access via SSH which seems fine but I don't know how to add a new user, do I have to create a group first or are there existing groups I can add a user to, and does it matter which group I add a user to if I want this user to have root access with sudo?
I have a shared folder that has it's access restricted to certain users on a file server at work. Currently when I try to add a user I follow this process: Right click the Folder, go to Properties Click the "Access Control List" tab Select a user from the "Participants List" Click Add
For most users this process works fine but with one of them I get the following error: "Could not add ACL entry: Invalid Argument" I also tried a script that a former employee created which seems to employ this command: setfacl -m u:<USER>:rw- <PATH> Running the command with the correct user and path returns a similar "Invalid Argument" error. We're using OpenSuse 10.2.
I have added the smbd file location to the path of root. I can now execute it from any location. I noticed after reboot of the machine (RHEL 5) that this file location is no longer in the path. How do I make this permanent?