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Gnome shell freeze after login with old user

I installed Fedora on a machine which run Ubuntu and prior to that, arch. I used the same user on all distributions. When I try to login with this user, I can the wall paper and the mouse and nothing ...
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Ubuntu Server - User account unable to change password

I am running an instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS. I recently set it up and began adding user accounts to the server. One of the users can login to the server normally vis public key, however when ...
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Create browser only session (Ubuntu)

I was recently in a Virgin media shop and was interested to see that they had laptops running Ubuntu for customers to browse the web on. The setup itself was interesting and I'm wondering if anyone ...
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I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...
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Setting up group and user permissions for each service Ubuntu

I want to set up a separate user for each service I'm running on my Ubuntu box. For example, I'm running a Minecraft and Counter Strike server. I want those two to have the usernames css-server and ...
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Alternative to fast user switch applet in Ubuntu Lucid

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Jaunty to Lucid and one thing that is missing is the fast user switch applet. This is confirmed by this bug, for example. The fast user switch applet was good, because ...
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How to switch users without entering password

I'm a newbie running Ubuntu 9.10. I have two users (wife and me), and each user's screensaver is set to lock so that on wakeup, we get to choose which user's desktop to go to. However, Ubuntu requires ...
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Why does my Linux prompt show a $, instead of the login name and path?

On one of my servers, the prompt is [user@host path]...and I can actually push "tab" to auto-fill the path. But on my new Ubuntu server, it is just a dollar sign?