Ubuntu :: One User Cannot Login Via GDM - "reset" All (X, GDM Related) Permissions/settings Of One User?

Dec 11, 2010

Is it possible "reset" all (X, GDM related) permissions/settings of one user? What would cause one specific user not to be able to log into anything via gdm/the login screen? After providing the proper password, the screen goes black and then jumps back to the login screen. No session alternative works, not even xterm or gnome failsafe. I can however log in via the console (Ctrl+Alt+F6, recovery etc). With another user I can log in via GDM just fine, and deleting and re-adding the "broken" user doesn't make any difference.

Some (maybe) relevent logs:

part of syslog:


Dec 12 01:20:58 <specific user> pulseaudio[1358]: core-util.c: Home directory /etc/timidity not ours.
Dec 12 01:20:58 <specific user> pulseaudio[1358]: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock.


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Ubuntu :: User Account Settings And Permissions?

May 8, 2011

I'd like to set up my PC so that it has one "master account" for system settings, desktop appearance, etc. And then I'd like other user accounts that read these settings so if I change the settings on the master account, those accounts follow the new settings but cannot change them. But at the same time, these accounts cannot be allowed to read to master account's personal files (documents, music, etc.) Each account would be restricted to its own home directory, as expected.

Is there any way to set something like this up or am I dreaming of the impossible?

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Now, the good thing is that the permissions stick even as I logout and then log back in, but as soon as I reboot my computer (every night) I have to go and chmod manually. I'm trying to find a way to avoid having to su and chmod manually but I'm not having much luck. The devices I am trying to access are /dev/ttyS1 and /dev/windrvr6, when I first boot up and login as end user the permissions look as follows:

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Jan 10, 2010

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im talking about the .adobe, .amsn ..........

How can I copy the .* folders from one user home folder to another and then give the correct permissions to the new user.

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Sep 1, 2011

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If it's done at the command line, that would be just fine. I'm very familiar with working at the command line.

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I am using the sudo command to log on locally as another user by the following command:

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I recently installed likewise 6.0 on a Ubuntu 10.04 box and I was able to login as a Domain user. However my domain user account is not showing on the "User Settings" panel (I can only see locally created accounts). And if try to change login shell by typing "chsh", then it tells me user "DOMAINusername" does not exist in /etc/passwd.

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Jan 27, 2011

I love docky but i have a really annoying problem.

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But when I shutdown my computer, next time I login I see Docky in it's default setting again!

note: In the current session when I `killall docky` and `docky` again, it works fine and reload my previous settings. The problem happens on Logout/Login.

I run Ubuntu 10.04 on a Dell amd64 Laptop with 1.7x2 CPU and 2.3GB of RAM.

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Aug 8, 2010

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.

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May 2, 2010

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Jul 13, 2010

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1) In the /etc/passwd file user is not available.

2) In this linux box VSFTPD is running.

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May 28, 2010

I have shared keys setup on my domain, so I never type my password to login anymore.

I've forgotten my password now. This is a problem because only my user can sudo. Password authentication for root has been disabled, so without my password, I cannot do maintenance on my web server.

Is there a way to reset my password as my [now only] key-authenticated user?

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Aug 12, 2010

I'm trying to create a user account for my children in Ubuntu 10.04

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However, when I log into their accounts, they still have full access to the internet through both the wireless and ethernet connections. Is this option for some other purpose?

Is there an alternate way to limit internet access for childrens' accounts in Ubuntu? (I'm used to MS Family Safety as a filter for internet access - is there an eqivalent for Ubuntu?)

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Oct 22, 2010

What does Set user ID do? Reason I ask is if I select "Set group ID" it makes it so any files/folders created within that directory get the group accordingly. But if I select "Set user ID", it doesn't do anything that I notice. I thought maybe it would change it so any files/folders created get that user set as the owner. So if that's not it - what's its purpose?

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Nov 20, 2010

I just started dual booting Ubuntu 10.10 on my mini 10v with OS X a couple days ago, so I'm still pretty new to Linux.

But anyhow, I was attempting to change my User ID number so I could access the files in my User folder on my OS X partition. So, I tried entering the following commands:

sudo usermod -u 501 yourusername
sudo chown -R 501 /home/yourusername

Of course, smart me should've realized I should've been logged out and on a different administrative account to do this. But I didn't, and I believe the second command didn't work. So, whatever, I thought I'd try logging out and logging in as root.

So, I logged out, tried logging in as root, and of course, no dice because I didn't know the password. So then I tried logging onto my account and upon logging in, I got two errors. One was about ".ICEauthority" and I didn't keep track of what the other one was.

Great. So I did a quick google for the error, then tried entering these codes:

$ sudo chown user:user home/user/.ICEauthority
$ sudo chmod 664 /home/user/.ICEautority
$ exit


And again, I think the last one didn't work. So, I looked up how to login as root, changed the password and logged in as root successfully. Then, whilst in root, I entered:

/usr/sbin/usermod -u 12345 joeuser
/usr/bin/find / -user 701 -print | xargs -t chown joeuser
/usr/bin/find / -user 701 -exec chown joeuser {} ;

Upon entering those, I logged out and logged back into my account and everything was a complete success. No error messages anywheres AND I could access the files in my Mac user folder.

So, here's my question. How can I make sure I have all the right permissions I need? Or do I already have the all of the permissions I had before changing my user id?

Did those last three lines of code I entered "override" all of the codes I had entered previously? I just want to make sure verify I have all the correct permissions necessary so I don't run into any issues later on.

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Jun 5, 2010

How do I add root permissions to my user account?

I want full permissions for all computers in my house, without having to get up and go to the other room and change permissions for the file, then go back to the other room again.

I just created a partition, as THIS user, THIS machine, rebooted, and cannot create a folder on the partition I just created. UGH. No more of this stuff...

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Oct 26, 2010

I have just installed Ubuntu on a machine at work and wondered how i can add a new user with the same permissions as the "main user"? I added a user via the "users&groups" gui but sorting permissions looks tricky.

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Mar 1, 2010

How can check that I have full permissions on anything should I set my self as root? There are a lot of files it said your not the owner so you can't change but if I'm not the owner then who is?

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Mar 19, 2010

I wanna make a small web server for local use , I've installed apache, every thing works fine I'm the root

I wanna protect the folder that contain the htdocs files (www), i don't want any users that not in root group to access (not even read)

I changed the permission of the htdocs folder as next

Owner: www (apache user)
per: creat , delete
group: root
per: creat , delete
other: none

it only works on the main folder that i changed its permissions ! not all sub folders and files ! were my steps right ? and are their anyway to change all folders and files at once ?

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Ubuntu Security :: Removing Permissions From New User?

Apr 8, 2010

I just added a new user to my ubuntu:

sudo adduser james

When james logs in he access his folder BUT he can also access other user's folders. How can I prevent his access to others? I wish to restrict his account to his folder only (he can read/write).

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Apr 14, 2011

My main account 'dave' runs as admin etc This was the output of 'groups dave': dave adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin sambashare admin I was trying to add dave to the user group 'media-www' and i ran this command: 'usermod -G media-www dave' Then after another 'groups dave':
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And,.. is option for installed applications (on normal user acc.) is no visible or installed on admin account?

- Can I .reg file for program which is running on Wine, use for a program that I need to change settings in "registry"?

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Mar 11, 2010

Been running 64 bit fedora for a few weeks now and all is dandy. I have been having problems using Wine & Winetricks to install extra components. Wine seems to crash when ever i try to run something as a standard user. Run as root and the problem doesnt happen. Do i need to add some permissions to run under a standard user? With Winetricks, when i go to install any componet, after extracting and installing all files i get:

'Executing early_wine regedit c:winetrickstmpoverride-dll.reg
regedit: File not found "c:winetrickstmpoverride-dll.reg" (2)
Note: command 'early_wine regedit c:winetrickstmpoverride-dll.reg' returned status 1. Aborting.'

Now i have searched everywhere for these .reg files that are not found, havent found anywhere that can tell me where to retrieve these files.

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