Ubuntu :: Added New User But Can't See The Shell Prompt?

Apr 8, 2010

I just added a new user to my ubuntu by:

useradd -gdevelopers -d/home/peter -m peter

when peter logs in (after I created a passwd for him) he doesn't see the shell as I do:


ALSO, he can't user the TAB to move inside a folder (when you type cs /home/p and use tab to get /home/peter)

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I was trying to find a work-around with PHP where I can still use ImageMagick (a shell-based imagining program) by causing SQL to execute a shell script after the form data is saved to a table. Is there anyway it could cause a flag to automatically run a shell script when someone adds a new row to a certain table. It has to be instantaneous, more or less, so that the user isn't sitting there waiting for a minute for cron to catch any changes to the database.

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For my user account, I added myself to:

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I added my wife to my system and gave her adm admin access. I compared my access to her's and it is the same. Yet, when I log on as her, the 1TB USB drive does not show up in Places.
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After I succesfully instaled ubuntu 10.04 server, I applied

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h : the hostname up to the first '.'
w : the current working directory, with $HOME abbreviated with a tilde

I used export command to setup a new shell prompt:

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Can someone tell me where to change this at. I have looked in .bashrc, etc/profile, and environmental variables.

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currently i will need to run the script manually and make changes to the path below, change directory name 2011jun15 daily and text file new2011jun15.txt ./script -f /opt/2011jun15/my.db > new2011jun15.txt

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It will be great if i can automate the whole process?

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May 31, 2010

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I run this command :
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yum update rpm ---- running success
yum -y update --- running success

After this, my laptop hang so i force to shutdown by pressed power button ! Next problem which is after i boot my laptop, it always shows me, GRUB prompt shell, GRUB > (commands GRUB) !

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[ Minimal BASH-like line editing is supported. For the first word, TAB
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I already run this command :
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grub> root (hd0,5)
Filesystem type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83

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Checking if "/grub/stage1" exists... yes
Checking if "/grub/stage2" exists... yes
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Running "install /grub/stage1 (hd0) (hd0)1+30 p (hd0,5)/grub/stage2 /grub/menu
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i have just updated to openSuSE 11.4 [64 bit]; rkhunter is giving these Warnings :

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Warning: Group 'pulse' has been added to the group file.
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I've read a couple of instructions of how to change the .bashrc file and am familiar with what the codes in PS1 mean. Except, this file can be intimidating to newbie eyes.

Where exactly on the file is it that I need to make the change?

Here is what I am trying to do. I would like my prompt to like exactly like the prompt I use in Backtrack - which consist in two different colors, one for the host and another for the pwd. Here is what the Backtrack .bashrc file looks like:

# /etc/profile: This file contains system-wide defaults used by
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I can connect to the EC2 machine and get the GNOME desktop fine. I see the usual CentOS desktop and poke around.


I expected to open the Terminal window and get a shell prompt to su into root user (I need to be root to install some software that needs GUI). I do not want to install this from my plain SSH connection to EC2 (hence the NX server etc.).

When I open the Terminal window, all I get is the NX>105 prompt. I need to get to a shell prompt so I can su into root. For life of me, I cannot get around this prompt (I looked at NX documentation too). Note that this is a prompt NOT on client but on the remote machine. I do not need this as I'm already authenticated and logged in to remote GNOME desktop.

Obviously the TERMINAL is running some NX start up script (I've no idea which one). If there is some other way to sudo into root?

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