Ive done something, Im not sure what...... I was trying to backup my mysql DB so I can reformat that server and install different server OS, then reinstall mysql and restore the DB... Well, somewhere in this mess I did something and now I get DBI connect failed : Access denied for user ''@'localhost' to database 'mysql'CONSTANTLY! I cant see any of my SQL DB's anymore... I just need to get the privileges back that Im missing, back up these DB's and get on with this already!
I run ProFTPd with TLS authentication on my Debian Lenny server. My problem is that despite of the fact that my users connect chrooted, one of my friends had root privileges after logging in form a Macintosh and could browse the root directory, too.
I'm running 10.04 running daily updates. A couple days back, I saw an update related to mounting volumes. Not sure if this is what broke my system, but might be. When attempting to mount a partition from nautilus, I get a message saying I do not have authorization. It does not even ask for my password, just fails. I tried running updates and this asks for my password and accepts it fine. I opened disk utility from the menus and tried to mount the volume from there but also got the same permission denied, not authorized without even being asked for my password.
I then ran gksu palimpsest. I was asked for my password and was able to mount and unmount partitions from there. However, when mounted, my applications and nautilus cannot access the data in the partitions mounted using gksu palimpsest. In nautilus, I can navigate to /media/Data (the partition in question) but I get "THE FOLDER CONTENTS CANNOT BE DISPLAYED You do not have the permissions necessary to view the contents of "Data"." When I open nautilus via gksu in the terminal, I do have full access to the partitions.
How do I get my privileges back for my user account. I am the only user on the computer, and I have never set up a root account since my upgrade to 10.04 months ago. I tried of course the Administration->Users and Groups menu, but I am not permitted to change the account type or open advanced settings. I click the button, but nothing happens, not even a password request. Running gksu admin-settings on the terminal allows me access. My current settings are attached.
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?
We have Ubuntu 8.0.4. We'd like to give this one user the ability to reboot the server but no other root privileges. I'm assuming this can be done using sudo. What file and what change do I need to make to it?
I just installed this floppy drive in my computer and I can view files on floppy disks but I can not add files to a disk, formating will not work. All the privileges and ownership are set as root and I can not change them. (But I physically own it) Here is what the privileges are set for:
changing the su password so i can install things. I was told to replace it with sudo because it is locked. I did this but i didnt work, it said my permissions are denied. How do i get root privileges in the terminal?
I am basically on a Fedora 8 but I have some of my files on telnet machine, to which I can log on. There I don't have root privileges though. How can I transfer files from that machine to my machine, using ftp or some other mechanism?
Is there a way to grant 'root' privileges to my user account? My account name ... I'll call it 'masterskop' as it is my forum name here, but not on my computer.Would it look like this in the sudoers' file?My purpose is to get access to all the folders and files in the 'File System'. The root and lost+found folders have 'Xs' on them...No access! And for example, under properties of the 'var' folder it states that 'you are not the owner, so you cannot change these permissions.' How can I get access to all of it everytime I login as the main user of my computer? I do not have anyone else using this computer.I did edit this file and used my real user name ... logged out and logged back in and still I do not have access/edit these folders and files.
I have the script below that I want to run when my sister logs into her account. But the problem is that `ifconfig up` or `ifconfig down` requires root privileges. How do I initiate the program when she logs in and have root the the runner of the program.
#!/bin/bash while true do elevenpm=`date +%s --date "2300"`
not sure if this is a silly issue or what. I recently upgraded to 10.10. When I insert my usb device, it automounts as /media/usb0, with root privileges. I have to manually unmount it, and afterwards if I select the "mount (drivename)" usb stick from Places it will automount as /media/(devicename) with proper
I'm trying to run a script that needs root privileges without typing in the password. I want to copy a file from my documents folder into /etc/X11 to overwrite my xorg.conf. I do this because I will have my computer switch from my monitors to my TV when I watch a movie. But I'd like to be able to make it a clickable icon so I don't have to type in cp /... /etc/...
Then I read a lot of places that said to add this to the sudoers file (sudo visudo)
nertskull ALL = NOPASSWD: /home/nertskull/Documents/switch_TV.sh
I've done all that, and I still get asked for my password when I run that file.
nertskull ALL = ... %nertskull ALL = ... %users ALL = ... %admin ALL = ...
I'm sure it's something simple I'm overlooking, but I've read 5 different threads on this, and I can't find anything they did that I'm not doing. Also, here is my sudoers file, because I know location within the file matters. But what I read said I should be putting my stuff at the end.
# /etc/sudoers # # This file MUST be edited with the 'visudo' command as root. # # See the man page for details on how to write a sudoers file.
I've been using Ubuntu for like a year now. Whenever I want root privileges I just type sudo and enter my User password. I wanna know if there's a way to change this, in a way that My User password is: "ABC" and the password needed to have root privileges is: "ABC123". I have no problem using the terminal, I actually prefer it to any GUI, it just seems easier to me.
i am trying to recover some files on a partition through the ubuntu live cd (they are hidden files and i can't find anything else that would work) and it said i needed root privaleges in order to copy them. is this possible and how do i do it
I used Zorin, Ubuntu, and Kubuntu. Even though Kubuntu was my favorite because of the KDE platform, it still didn't have what I was looking for. With Debian, the KDE platform works great, it uses KDM instead of LightDM, (you can do more with that), and the choices of software for setting it up as a server is great. The problem I having right now is with the root privileges. With the other Debian based systems I used, root privileges was not a problem. When I signed in, it was with my user name and my root password.
Every time I did updates or installed software, it ask me for authentication which is my root password. And if I had to use su or sudo commands in the terminal it ask for my password. I had no problem with that. I'm just as big with security as any Unix based system users. And Linux has that. That's one of the big reasons I left Microsoft Windows for Linux. There was times when I had to have full root privileges for just a short time, and my favorite command was sudo nautilus. This was perfect.
For example, sometimes I had to get in to the opt folder for a brief moment to past a web page in it. Opt is a root folder. It can be opened with out a root privilege, but you just can't past files to it. Sudo nautilus was perfect for this because it is a temporary root privilege. Close the terminal and the root privilege session ends. This is great. You don't want root privileges all the time you're log in. That can be dangerous because it's a high security risk.
With Debian, I have not been able to get any root privileges. And without root privileges, I can't load much needed software, can't access my second hard drive, matter of fact, the second hard drive doesn't even show up. I can't really do much of anything. Is there something I can do when I am installing Debian to fix this or how do I get the root privileges I need?
I've grown rather fond lately of creating tmpfs here and there to speed up various activities. (I think it is awesome that RAM can be mounted to a directory!) The downside though, is that this requires root privileges. I don't really like this because then I either have to go root each time I want a tmpfs, or I have to add a new line to fstab each time I want a tmpfs in some new, odd place. (This becomes doubly weird when the odd place is somewhere like inside my personal home directory.) Is there some other utility out there that can mount RAM as a filesystem, but allow mounting to be done without root privileges? It seems like this shouldn't be an issue, since a normal user has the ability to create and manipulate directories as well as borrow as much RAM as he wants.
I'm running ubuntu 64-bit server edition so ill have to use the command line for this. i want to create or change a file in my own home folder, i have to do it as sudo, otherwise i get an error message saying "permission denied".
After freshly installing Lucid Lynx and tinkering for some time to get everything just how I like it, I managed to somehow remove myself and all other users from all groups. Now, obviously, I've restarted and I don't have root privileges as I am no longer a member of admin group. So I am somewhat stuck. I've looked at this page: [URL]. But annoyingly, there is no grub menu appearing on boot up (unlike previous Ubuntu versions). So I'm appealing for your help to either:
a) Show me how I can bring up the grub menu so I can access ubuntu in safe mode
b) Show me another way of accessing the system with root privileges. (Would using chroot from the Live CD work? I just thought of that now so I'll try it).
I Installed the maintained package, Day one everything worked fine, I set a dummy database and work on it from VM windows. Day two weird errors, I searched around couldn't find the problem, the error was related to The root user losing privileges. I don't remember the exact error. So I decided to Completely remove the DB with apt-get remove mysql-Server-5.1. It gets stuck during the uninstall, I left the machine for a day and a half to uninstall mysql. I realized it was no use, I tried to Restart and try again, but I am getting the same thing.
Code: finito@finito-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get remove mysql-server-5.1 Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done
The following packages will be removed: mysql-server-5.1 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded. 1 not fully installed or removed. After this operation, 15.7MB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y (Reading database ... 231901 files and directories currently installed.) Removing mysql-server-5.1 ... it stays stuck at Removing mysql-server-5.1 ...
I can't progress I am at the brink now, my only option right now is format, but I don't wanna do that. This setup is almost 5 years old and I have gone with many ups and downs with it. From Windows to 8.04 to 8.10 to 9.04 to 9.10 to now 10.04 each year loving the resilience of Ubuntu and the Linux architecture. I don't want to believe that this has killed my spree.