I'm in the process of configuring a "guest" account for houseguests tose my computer. I've got the file permissions set, but I'd also like to restrict their access to the terminal. It seems to me that most of the damage that can be done to a computer goes through the terminal.I downloaded Pessulus (I use Gnome)but it doesn't require a password. the profiled user can just open Pessulus and alter their profile -- what's the point?Is there a way I can require a user to enter a password, either for any terminal or Pessulus?I like Pessulus -- it's concise and easy to use. But it doesn't seem very secure as I understand it.
I've copied a little shell script from the net and when I run it in xfce4-terminal it just works
The problem is that this script needs interaction with the user (entering a password) and I want to run it at the startup. I've put it in the /etc/init.d folder, configured the options but I need to know how you can get a terminal to appear at the start up to ask you for the password.
#!/bin/bash echo "1. Enter your password oldConfig=`stty -g`
I want to update my gnome to the latest version (2.30) because I have 2.28 so I go to terminal and enter the command "apt-get" or try "zypper dup" which both ask for root so I just add "sudo" before the commands and when it ask for the password it doesnt let me write it.
I installed gnome 3.0 through the one installer, and now every time I start kde I get a gnome terminal that says Code:
** (orca:4321): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowState' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags' ** (orca:4321): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowActions' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags' ** (orca:4321): WARNING **: Trying to register gtype 'WnckWindowMoveResizeMask' as enum when in fact it is of type 'GFlags'
It keeps shrinking everytime I try to expand it a bit, I had to edit > select all and copy to be able to read it. And it sounds like it's trying to play a sound that sounds like welcome, but it gets cut off, it also makes a sound when closing it. I'm assuming this was supposed to be a first time run thing for gnome but it keeps showing up in kde.
I was just wondering if this was possible without using guake or yakuake or the like: I have a shortcut (alt+shift+c) to open a gnome-terminal window. (done via compiz keyboard commands)However, what if I wanted it to fokus a gnome-terminal (specific?) if one(it) exists and only start a new terminal, if it isn't already running? I looked up and down the compiz settings, not seeing anything to help me focus a specific window.
I installed a Rednotebook 1.1.6. Naturally it's personal, but for some reason after years in development it lacks password protection. I intend to launch it from the Unity dock.How can I restrict access to rednotebook (specifically, the rednotebook.desktop file) via a simple password prompt?
I've set up home server, which doesn't have to be as powerful as other servers, so I decided to install GUI because of applications that are alternatives to classical GUI applications in headless version requires more skill/knowledge. However, I don't want server to run GUI always at start (which gnome-desktop package does). I need some configuration in KDE/gnome/xfce (haven't decided) that doesn't start GUI after each start (e.g is required to type startx or equivalent command to start GUI)(off topic: can you also recommend good remote-administration with GUI transport ?)
I looked around for threads addressing this issue and some have come close to answering it, but I have yet to see a definitive yes or no. Anyway - Here's my issue:
Background: I can SSH into my home computer (Ubuntu 9.04 running Gnome) from work (Win XP Pro) using RealVNC via Putty tunnels. This has been working flawlessly for me for awhile now. I was messing around in the terminal window and accidentally rebooted the linux box (home computer) while I was at work. No big deal I thought. So I re-start the Putty connection, and it is back up in no time. Then I try to start the VNC connection, and no go, connection refused. I remember seeing that in order for the VNC connection to work, I had to be logged into the Gnome desktop already on the Ubuntu box.
Question: Is it possible to log in and start up a Gnome desktop session from the terminal command line in Putty so I can get the VNC connection back?
Every time I start Ubuntu, I set up an ssh session to a server. In order to automate this I made an entry in startup programs like this:/usr/bin/gnome-terminal -e '/usr/bin/ssh firstname.lastname@example.org'Nothing happens when I log in, and I've checked that the command works.
I have a real newbie question. I want to edit my disk partition table. Mount some drives etc. I like gui tools and gnome's disk utility seems to be able to do everything I want to. My problem: When I want to create a new filesystem on an empty space, I'm not allowed to. I guess I need root access, but I can't login as root to my gnome session and I know no way to start the disk utility from a terminal where I'm the root user, so my question is: How do I do this?
Since upgrading ubuntu boots to a prompt rather than logging into gnome. has anyone run into this? what can I do to fix this? I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.4. does anyone know the command to start gnome from the prompt?
It appears that Lucid has done away with the gksu prompt that used to greet you when you try to mount a partition. Is there any known way of restoring this? I have a number of partitions which I would rather have protected by a password (even though I know that booting a live cd will give anyone access to any mountable partition, no questions asked). I've had a quick look in gconf and found nothing that looks like it would control this behaviour, but it's quite likely that I overlooked something.
i have a triple boot of windows XP,7 and ubuntu10.10 netbook remixis it possible to require a password to mount the windows drivesthere is no log on password on the ubuntu but i dont want people to access the other drives unless they have my password
Is there a way to do this? I disabled the log in screen for my Ubuntu 10.10 for convenience with remote desktop (so the machine starts up right away and connect to vnc). But doing this means anybody at my house can just access my computer and application (brother's friends are a little curious) and they could easily access Keyring and grab all my passwords. So is there a way to require a password everytime an application is opened?
Is there any way torequire a password for anything to be installed onto my computer? For example, lately, I clicked on an image in googleimages that ended up installing something onto my pc. If a password was required for any installation, this would not have happened.
The title says it all. Is there a way to just click ok to administrative tasks instead of having to enter my password every time? Sort of like Windows 7's UAC.I'm using ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I don't want to log in as root
For some reason my gnome-terminal is starting in / when it should be ~ I have checked /etc/profile, ~/.bashrc and /etc/passwd and everything seems fine as far as i can tell Konsole and xterm are starting up with the working dir to my home dir (as set by /etc/passwd) But im at a loss to see where gnome-terminal is starting in / if i enter cd with no argumants in gnome-terminal it is switching to ~ fine, so i dont think its mistaking my home dir for /
It happens like 50% of my Suse 11.2 startups, when I type in my password at login screen and hit enter, Gnome do not start, i can only see the green blank screen,or sometimes it start to show only my custom wallpaper and nothing more, when i try ctrl+alt+backspacex2 and login again everything seems to work fine, but what could be wrong ? is it a hardware issue ? Moreover, sometimes when I want to shutdown my laptop and click the shutdown button, suse do logout, but instead of turning off the laptop , it brings me to login screen, clicking the shutdown button at login screen makes my hdd lamp blink and thats all.
Is there a way to make Mozilla Thunderbird not allow anyone to view my offline storage without my password and to make it so whatever data it does store on my computer is encrypted with my password? Or is there another client that will do this better? I don't like the idea that anyone could waltz into my office and read my old emails.