Ubuntu :: Lost Admin Rights After Updating To 10.4?

Apr 30, 2010

I cant change my user settings (password, login screen settings etc) after upgrading to 10.4 on my desktop pc. It says I don't have rights. I'm the only user, no other profiles. Otherwise seems to be working fine!

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Ubuntu :: Somehow Lost Ability To Gain Admin Rights

Feb 2, 2010

I am semi new to linux and i was getting the hang of it until just recently. I'm trying to do some web design using php and mysql. In my reference material (the all in one desktop reference {for dummies}). At some point I needed to do something in /var/www but I ran into a permissions problem so I typed:
chgrp -v -r guy0203 /var/www
405 chgrp -v -R guy0203 /var/www
406 chown -v -R guy0203 /var/www

Afterwards in some subsequent step it suggested putting the files in /usr/src/mysql. Since I didn't have that folder I used mkdir and created it. Then I tried adding the files I needed to that folder and got denied on the grounds of not having permissions once again. So tried something like this:
451 chmod 777 /usr/
452 sudochmod 777 /usr/
453 sudo chmod 777 /usr/

It was a 755 originally but I couldn't copy those commands. It turns out as that I had two terminals open in different desktops. one of them was a root terminal. It was at this point that realized that I was in that root terminal and decided I was done 'learning' for the day. I decided to listen to some music (which is located in my windows partion) and ran into a problem. The prompt that pops up to normally asks me for my admin PW to mount the drive. Now just vibrates like an incorrect entry was received, says authentication error and says I am not authorized to mount that drive then I went back to terminal to fix it, and when I tried to elevate myself to SU:

I got this:
guy0203@guy0203-laptop:~$ sudo su
sudo: must be setuid root

I don't know what to do now but I think I totally killed this OS. If so is there anyway to save things if I have to reinstall?

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Ubuntu Security :: 10.10 - No Admin Rights For Administrator

Oct 22, 2010

I am only user on this ubuntu 10.10 install. I have admin rights but when I try to change some settings via Ubuntu tweak unlock or alter user and groups via advanced tab I never get the option to enter my password. I have added a new user 'tempuser' via safe mode and this user is administrator too but everything works fine from this user..

Results from $ grep admin /etc/group

Results from groups
admin adm dialout fax cdrom floppy tape audio dip video plugdev fuse lpadmin sambashare
I am thinking of making a fresh install if I cant sort this but would like to fix if possible.

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Ubuntu :: How To Get Admin Rights And Change Default OS

May 4, 2011

I've got a Dell laptop with a dual boot with Ubuntu and Windows 7, but I want windows 7 to be the default OS. I can't seem to find anything on Ubuntu with any information. I had a look at some forums and it said I need to go into admin, but I don't think I have it. Does anyone know how to get Admin rights and how to change the default OS?

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Ubuntu :: Time On Custom Distro Without Admin Rights?

Jan 10, 2011

I created a custom linux distro that originated from ubuntu server and I installed time-admin and want to change the time without admin rights. Is this possible?

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Ubuntu Servers :: Portable OpenVPN Without Admin Rights?

Feb 4, 2011

I have OpenVPN setup and running on my home server (Lucid Lynx). I move around alot and use Portable OpenVPN to connect to my home server. The problem is a lot of the computers I use I do not have admin rights to install the necessary routes to connect. So my question is this. Can OpenVPN be configured to use PPTP protocol? Because I have PortableVPN on my U3 flash drive and that VPN client does not need admin rights to run. If OpenVPN cannot do this, and from my understanding of its archetecture it cannot, but I must admit i am no authority on the matter. Can you suggest a workable solution, ie. install and setup this server software and use this portable client software.

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General :: Assigning Admin Rights To Apps?

Sep 30, 2010

I am using linux mint and have installed Netbeans on it but whenever I run netbeans from accounts other than root it throws an error for not having permission to start glassfish server of netbeans. I also tried running this application using run as administrator option but then the application does not start.

So is there a way to assign netbeans admin rights permanently so that whenever I start this application from other accounts I should not face this error?

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Red Hat / Fedora :: Possible To Make Install With Just Admin Rights

May 25, 2010

I have moved to a new place and they expect me to work without root access to my machine, but I need to compile and make some software. However I get the following error:

mkdir: cannot create directory '/usr/local/ope': Permission denied
chmod: cannot access '/usr/local/ope': No such file or directory
mkdir: cannot create directory '/usr/local/ope': No such file or directory
chmod: cannot access '/usr/local/ope/bin': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [/usr/local/ope/bin] Error 1
make[1]: Target '_installall' not remade because of errors.

I have been allegedly been given admin rights - but do I need root to do this?

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Server :: Giving AD User Local Admin Rights In Ubuntu

Jul 16, 2009

I'm having a bit of a problem after joining Ubuntu 9.04 to my company's Windows Domain. I can log in and use sudo just fine but I don't have access to certain things in my menu (i.e. "Add/Remove Software") and I can't open the User Manager. I manually edited the /etc/group file as root and added my username (username@domain) to the appropriate groups but still no luck.

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General :: How To Give Full Admin Rights To New User?

Jul 14, 2011

I have created a new user using sudo adduser "user1" from the root .but this user does not have full admin rights...How to give full access to this user1?

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Ubuntu :: Admin / Root Rights Login To Edit And Read Files

Feb 12, 2011

I'm a new Ubuntu user and a Python programmer, it's the first time that I use Python in Ubuntu so it's a bit confusing me. If I want to save a Module or something in a specified map, I get 'Errno 13', it says that I don't have permission to edit, do thing in that map. And this is also for importing files with Python. I logged in from Terminal with 'sudo -i' and closed Terminal, but the problem keeps repeating. How do I login as Admin or Root and stay as Admin or Root? I need right to edit/read files as well as root and normal user.

An example:
Python file:
test.py ->
test = open('/a.txt', 'w')
test.write('Test - Test - Test')

When I execute this, I get in the Python IDLE the 'Errno 13' problem and below the 'Errno 13' it says that I don't have permission. Who know how to stay logged in as root, even if the user has not logged in or isn't this possible, if it isn't then I just want to get files moving, editing/erasing etc.

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Programming :: C++ Codes To Check Whether User Is Root Or Has Admin Rights

Jan 8, 2011

One of the feature in my application involve changing of hardware setting. This require the user to be root or have administrative right.Before my application enable that feature, I want it to check whether the user is "root" or not, or whether user use "sudo" command to run the application or not, or whether the user has administrative rights or not.What are the codes or library that can do this?

NOTE: Sometimes, advanced linux user may set the user id of root to something else other than 0. So, getuid() may not be helpful in this case.

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Server :: Windows 7 Local Admin Rights Using A Samba 3 Domain Controller?

Jul 23, 2010

i have a ubuntu server box with samba 3 as domain controller with all windows 7 clients.i am wanting all users to have local admin rights so they can install programs etc.

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General :: How Can I Install A More Modern Version Of GNU Utils (coreutils) On Debian Linux With No Admin Rights?

Jul 1, 2011

I would like to install a more modern version of GNU utils (coreutils) on a debian linux system where I have no admin rights. Is there a way to do that?

The rationale is that I need a more modern version to the one installed in the system where I intend to run my analysis. I am trying to use "sort -R" or "shuf" to randomize lines in a big text file.

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Fedora :: Kerberos Admin Password Lost?

Aug 3, 2010

I just took a job and the admin password for the AFS is missing. How do I find/reset this password? I have the root password for the machine it is installed on.

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OpenSUSE Install :: Lost Admin (Root) Privilege Password

Feb 28, 2011

I'm new to Linux (had some basic Unix experience in 1995 era). (Teenager) gave me HP2133 mini notebook running SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10. Everything checks good (hardware and software), even wireless networking. Problem is she apparently created Admin/root password but says cannot remember. I cannot even set correct date time... yast is asking for root privilege:
Command: /sbin/yast2 time
Is there anything I can do to re-establish administrator privilege?

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Ubuntu Installation :: Internet Lost After Updating?

Mar 18, 2011

I partial updated the ubuntu packages after repeated messages. Finally it asked me to delete obsolete files and I clicked Ok. After some time the wireless internet Icon on the top right corner disappered.

Now I cant connect to internet by my router either wireless or wired. My wlan drivers are ok too. There seem to be no network whatsoever.

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Ubuntu :: After Updating 10.10 Have Lost Winxp From The Boot Menu?

Apr 28, 2011

I installed ubuntu 10.10, dual boot with winxp then I ran the update manager and now I don't have the option to boot into windows.

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Ubuntu Installation :: 11.04 Lost In Dual Boot After Updating Win 7

May 3, 2011

I was using dual boot (windows 7 and ubuntu 10.10) and it was going well. Couple of days ago I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 and everything was OK. Yesterday I cought some virus in windows, installed Microsoft security essentials which asked to update Windows. After update, dual boot is gone. It boots to windows directly with no option to choose between OS.


Boot Info Script 0.55 dated February 15th, 2010
============================= Boot Info Summary: ==============================
=> Windows is installed in the MBR of /dev/sda
sda1: __________________________________________________ _______________________
File system: ntfs


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Fedora :: Lost Power While Updating?

Oct 24, 2010

My PC lost power while updating. After booting, I run update once again and everything seems to be fine, except the message "could not do simulate: coreutils-libs-8.4-8.fc13.i686 requires coreutils = 8.4-8.fc13 : Success - empty transaction".

When I try using "yum update", I receive the error message below.

Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit
Setting up Update Process
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check


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General :: Ubantu Lost Sound After Updating Packages?

Mar 29, 2010

I am using Ubantu9.04 and before few days I have tried installing amsn.It prompted to dependencies for following packages :

1. farsight2-0.0.17
2. gstreamer-0.10.27

After installing that I have lost sound,and the error was :

"The volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plug-ins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured."

aplay -l

gives output - sound card not found

but lspci -v - list the sound card

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Red Hat :: "Lost" User Mysql While Updating System

Feb 17, 2010

I ran up2date yesterday and it installed a few new MySQL packages as well as a new kernel.

It got through everything up until it went to install the smp version of the kernel, and up2date spit an error at me and quit.

The problem was that my system keeps old kernels and /boot was full, so it couldn't add the new files there. No problem--I manually removed (via rpm -e) six or seven of the old kernel packages (there might have been a dozen or so), ran up2date again, and it successfully installed the new kernel. Great. So I rebooted the system.

And when it came back up... MySQL didn't start.

I tried to manually start it just to see, and was greeted with "chown: 'mysql:mysql': invalid user" Yikes! Sure enough, a look at /etc/passwd showed NO user "mysql." I quickly tried "useradd mysql" but it wouldn't go for that because there was a GROUP mysql.

I checked to make sure that there was no user with an id matching the group id of mysql and then manually added mysql back to /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow.

After doing that I was able to start the MySQL daemon and it now properly starts up and runs fine after rebooting.

So basically, it's fixed, but I still don't exactly understand what the heck happened. Updating to a new MySQL rpm and having up2date fail while installing a new kernel somehow deletes my "mysql" user from the system? I shouldn't have to be manually modifying /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow because of an up2date error, I wouldn't think.

Edit-- This is a RHEL 4 system now running 2.6.9-89.0.20.ELsmp on a Dell PowerEdge 1750..

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Ubuntu :: Updating Withough Updating Kernel ?

Apr 21, 2011

I have a 3dsp pci wifi card, and the last kernel it supports is Ubuntu 10.04 2.6.32-(21-24) I want to update but dont want to accidentally update the kernal.

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Ubuntu :: Second HD Added Share Rights

Nov 19, 2010

This probably something simple but it's got me foxed. I have a desktop and a laptop both running 10.04 great no issues, I have my music and movies on the desktop and stream wirelessly to my laptop.All worked great until I started to run out of space on the base units hard drive, no problem I added a second 500gig sata drive internally and moved the music and movie folders across.Now although I have marked them as shares I access them remotely, the second drive has to be mounted and appears almost like a external drive.

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Ubuntu :: Drop Privileged Sudo Rights?

Feb 11, 2010

Is there a way to drop privileged sudo rights? a schellscript or applet?

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Add More Rights To A Group In OpenLDAP

Jun 8, 2010

I have this group "cn=admins,ou=groups,dc=home,dc=com" And I've configured slapd in the new way so I'm not using slapd.conf (I think). First I thought about just modifying the files at /etc/ldap/cn=config/....... but that didn't work. How do I make that group into an admin-group with all the rights ?

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Ubuntu :: User Rights In Apache2 - Cannot Edit Anything

Dec 19, 2010

I'm new to Ubuntu and wish to use the system in combination with Apache/mySQL/phpMyAdmin. I managed to get phpMyAdmin working for now. Also mySQL database seems to work. Only problem is Apache2. I can start the server and it is working. However in the folder /var/www/ where all site files are stored, I can not edit anything. I have been reading about sudo nautilus which did allow me to change administrator rights for the folder, but still I do not get it working to display other than the default index.html page. Is there a manual or quick solution for me so I can use apache with Ubuntu?

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Ubuntu Security :: Running Application With Administrator Rights

Jan 10, 2010

I am trying to run eclipse with administrator rights so that it can access any folder on my system.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Rhythmbox Metadata / ID3 Tags - Rights?

Nov 5, 2010

I am on Ubuntu 10.04 using Rhythmbox (0.12. as my favorite music player. Right now I'm cleaning up my music collection. Part of this job is to ID3-tag multiple files (artist, genre, etc.).

On some files this works great, ob others it doesn't and I get a gstreamer error or I cannot even change the current ID3-tags. Regarding the last problem, I assume that the problem might occur because of missing rights to edit ID3-tags.

So my question is: What permissions should I give to my music collection, so Rhythmbox is able to edit the files?

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Ubuntu Servers :: User Rights With Minimal GUI On Server?

Jan 17, 2011

I am trying to set up a simple home file-server for media and backups, using an old Atom board I had lying around and 1GB memory, so I don't want a full desktop. All goes well with installing server 10.10, using LVM for my data disk. However, I wanted some GUI tools since I am not familiar with the CLI, so I installed gdm, xorg, and gnome-core as suggested in some threads and forums.So far so good, it boots into the Gnome desktop, but I can't get sudo access with anything (synaptic, gkedit, etc.) - always "incorrect password". I am fine from the console; I reset my user password, no luck; I set up another admin user, and that also works in console but not the desktop.I have no idea where to go next and can't find anything that works in the forum

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