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    Re: location gedit settings

    Just re-read that and it looks a little bit ungrateful - I'm not thanks I would never have worked that out myself.
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    Re: location gedit settings

    Cool.

    This is still a bit of a hack and defeats the whole "just move your home folder and all your settings move with it". I think that the likes of gnome and unity are very very broken now. I...
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    Re: location gedit settings

    Bump. Any ideas?
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    location gedit settings

    Hi,

    I have gedit just how I like it on one machine. I want to move this configuation to another. I don't want to move the whole home folder. I have copied. $HOME/.config/gedit...
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    [lubuntu] Re: Add sudo to default guest account

    Surely if the guest can type "sudo su -" and then get a root prompt they can then install anything and change anything... Including disabling apparmor.
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    So that means that IF a remote desktop service of some type is installed and IF a shh key exists then a remote root logon would be possible?
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    Cool. It's good to see that my file is still in the default settings (as it should be). Thank you very much!
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    So the information I saw somewhere else (from google I have to admit) that the ! in the password field indicates a key based logon is possible is wrong then?

    Good news. Thank you all and sorry...
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    I personally never changed anything to do with root access. I never enabled nor disabled any sort of root logon.
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    OK clearly I didn't express myself very well in the first post. First to be clear. I am referring to the /etc/shadow file. NOT to /etc/passwd. So a better simpler question would be. What is the...
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    [ubuntu] Re: what should /etc/shadow look like?

    That line I quote in the original question is from /etc/shadow NOT /etc/passwd. The line in /etc/passwd looks like:
    root:x:0:0:root:/root:/bin/bash Which I know points to the /etc/shadow file for a...
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    [ubuntu] what should /etc/shadow look like?

    Quick question.. If the root user account is disabled what should the line in the /etc/passwd and /etc/shadow files look like? I just noticed that my /etc/shadow line reads:
    root:!:number ... ...
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    [ubuntu] USB to DVI adaptor

    I'm wondering if anyone has successfully got an external monitor working using this product: http://www.maplin.co.uk/usb2.0-to-dvi-full-hd-adaptor-with-vga-and-hdmi-adaptors-218645 I am running...
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    [all variants] windows malware ethical question

    I just found a windows worm on a USB memory stick I inserted into my Ubuntu computer... I have no real fears for my Ubuntu system so no worries on that front. However this is somewhat more of an...
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    Interesting. Thank you.
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    In that case thank you for posting.
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    Does anyone know the answer to this? This is an important question (yes I know that Java Script should be disabled by default but sometime it needs to be on and we all know that even reputable...
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    So if one were to keep any executables or scripts (e.g. self made ones) in their home folder then this would actually add considerable security...
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    So this method would prevent the browser from doing any damage/making any changes to the users home folder?
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    [ubuntu] Re: running browser as seperate user

    This is not what I was asking about at all.
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    [ubuntu] running browser as seperate user

    Hey all, I was wondering whether any security can be gained by running the brower as a seperate user? E.g. something like adding a new account in a new group and then using su to run the browser? ...
  22. [SOLVED] configuring firewall ufw evolution hotmail (ports 587 and 995 already open)

    EDIT 25/09-2012
    Thank you agillator for trying to help me. iptables are a bit above my head for now I'd rather stick with ufw for the moment.

    However the problem was very simple. All I needed to...
  23. [ubuntu] Spell checker not working - Relevant packages ARE installed

    Please ignore - problem solved already. I simply had to select language under Tools - Language. I'll leave the post below otherwise unedited in case anyone else has a similar problem.

    The spelling...
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    [SOLVED] Re: problem with package management

    Worked perfectly

    Thank you.
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    [SOLVED] problem with package management

    Hi

    I have a problem and I don't know how to fix it... I'm hoping someone can help.

    I was away from any internet for about a month. When I returned I had various updates that needed to be...
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