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Please Help I am unable to find it

/etc/passwd and /etc/shadow file stores the UID for Users including root but in file /etc/login.defs ENV_PATH and ROOT ENV_PATH stores the path to users who doesnot have a UID...
How is it possible to create a user which doesnot have a UID??

Please sum1 help me.. :(

iam vry new to ubuntu can any1 give me complete commands for ubuntu and how to install and unistall application through command interface ? and and how to develop applications through ubuntu ??

how to install downloaded wine-1.4 ?

i have ubnutu 11.10 .i have downloaded wine-1.4 from winehq .now i don't know how to install?

No wireless

I have been using Ubuntu for a year and a half. Since Hardy Heron. When I installed it my wireless worked immediately and never had a flaw. I have always updated when the alerts came along. The last update was one that completely changed my desktop and the way things work. I am getting used to a lot of it but my wireless stopped working. A box opens up and asks for authentication. I fill in the password and after a second or two a box appears that says connection established. After about 5 seconds the connection is lost and the authentication box opens again. I have been trying to login for days. I have restarted several times with no change. The new operating system is Ubuntu 12.0 4 LTS. My computer knowlege is very limited. Chances are if you ask a question it will be necessary to instruct me how to find it on the computer.

Ubuntu Live Disks

Greetings, new to your forum.
I read about the Ubuntu Disks you had for a give away and tossed due to lack of concern. Please anyone, don't throw out you old versions of Ubuntu on disks, I collect them to rescue poor sick Windows laptops/notebooks. Wish I had found this site before you tossed them.

Password for root

When I try to make any kind of changes on my system, I keep getting ask for the password for root, when I input what I thought is the correct word, the window shakes 3 times and closes and will not allow me to upgrade add another user etc..........

Limiting bandwidth and disk quota per user

hello guys, i'm new to this forum and here's my situation.

I have a 100mbit FD connection with 1tb of hdd, running on Ubuntu 11.10.
I would like to add 4 users in a way so each one will be able to use only 10mbit and 150gb .

is it possible in anyway?
could you please not refer me to google, i've been there and got to no where.

i'm here because my searches came out with no actual solution.
i would really appreciate that if you helped me

thank you very much !!

Computer overheats extremely when using 11.10

Hi everyene, I have just upgraded from ubuntu10.10 to 11.10. I found I problem with ubuntu11.10 and it's that the computer temperature goes up to 200degrees celsius in about 15 minutes and just automatically shuts down. Also the fans is extremely slow, I think the it'speed of the cpu is set to max. I can't change it though. On windows xp the computer is fine though. Could someone please help, I'm really worried tat my computer might fry if I use ubuntu. Pleas help

How to get the classic panel and desktop on ubuntu 11.10?

Hello everyone, I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 11.10 which has the new Unity desktop which I hate. So I installed the gnome desktop which was gnome 3 not the classic gnome 2 and it look nothing like gnome 2. I just need the menu bars in gnome desktop 3 to look like gnome 2.

Please can someone HELP ME.

Ubuntu Graphics Problem

Hello everyone. I am in desperate need of help, my screen keeps displaying random colours and failing after a several minutes of logging on, but the system does not crash at all. Also, I enjoy computer games very much and when I run games,the graphics in the games starts failing. I think this is to do with the graphics driver that ubuntu has when was installed not being compatable with my graphics card, I couldn't find a graphics driver for my graphics card that works on ubuntu. My computer is a Toshiba Satellite L300D. A lot of people on the internet say that toshiba laptops are not compatable with linux, it might be something to do with that as well. My graphics card is either a ATI Radeon X1250 or a ATI Radeon X1200.

How to set a permission of a Sub Directory in root folder of a ubuntu web server

I have a web server running on ubuntu Linux. I want to set a separate permission to a sub directory in a root folder to perticular user so that the same user can edit the specified directory. I want the same user can not edit the other directories of root directories.How can I do this?

OSDisc.com defects

I have purchased several discs from OSDisc.com but all the discs they sent (since April) have been defective. I have been sending emails inquiring why, over and over but I have not received any response. Please someone help me.

OcenAudio – Easy to use audio editor

ocenaudio is a cross-platform, easy to use, fast and functional audio editor. It is the ideal software for people who need to edit and analyze audio files without complications. ocenaudio also has powerful features that will please more advanced users.This software is based on Ocen Framework, a powerful library developed to simplify and standardize the development of audio manipulation and analysis applications across multiple platforms.

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How to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.10/12.04

If you want to mount VirtualBox drive image (vdi) in Ubuntu 12.04/12.10 use vdfuse.This Fuse module uses the VirtualBox access library to open a VirtualBox supported VD image file and mount it as a Fuse file system. The mount point contains a flat directory containing the files EntireDisk, Partition1 .. PartitionN. These can then be loop mounted to access the underlying file systems.

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How to install GLPI (IT and asset Managemet Software) on Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise) Server

GLPI stands for “Gestionnaire libre de parc informatique”, GLPI is the Information Resource Manager with an additional Administration- Interface. You can use it to build up a database with an inventory for your company (computer,software, printers…). It has enhanced functions to make the daily life for the administrators easier, like a job tracking system with mail-notification and methods to build a database with basic information about your network-topology.

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