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Multiple Users on a Desktop Environment [closed]

This is probably a REALLY stupid question. But anyways, lets pretend we had a *nix rather powerful system... Now Obviously I know you can set up multiple users to login to a system.......but how ...
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Can swap be encrypted per user?

The problem arises for a multiuser computer with encrypted swap, as to how to allow each user to hibernate and resume from hibernation without compromising the security of the other users. I'm ...
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Is there a multi-user webdav server available for linux?

I'm looking to completely decommission my SMBA service and replace it with a WebDav service. All the google searches so far have pointed me to using Apache / Webdav. This is close to what I need but ...
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Making ruby available to all users

I intend to use Ruby when programming my Raspberry Pi which is running the Debian based Occidentals. Via SSH, I executed: curl -L https://get.rvm.io | bash -s stable --ruby which downloaded the ...
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Fully seperate two accounts without installing seperate operating systems?

Our class is finally installing Mint Linux on our machines. The problem is our teacher is scared that we'll play war games against the two classes that use the computers. His solution is to install ...
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Is it a good practice to have different users for different contexts?

I'm a software developer and I have a new laptop with Ubuntu. I plan to set up this laptop as a development workstation where I'll do my professional work (for my company) and also I'll develop some ...
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Easiest way to manage users for two machines

I'm administrating two ubuntu desktops and one debian server. There are abount ~20 active users on the desktops. A few (5-10) user accounts are added each year and about the same amount become ...
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Mate desktop breaks with no panels and tens of caja windows on user switching?

I'm using Sabayon GNU/Linux with Mate-Desktop. I have my computer set up for multiple users so my girlfriend and the kids can use it too. ~ $ uname -a Linux 3.9.0-sabayon #1 SMP Thu Jun 27 07:53:45 ...
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Unix command to find files read by specific user

I would like to find files accessed by specific user (even just read) within a folder tree. I thought the find command had this option, but it actually just searches for owner user. Is there any other ...
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Can separate unix accounts share a username but have separate passwords?

On unix systems, each separate user account has a unique username. Passwords, then, are not unique - every distinct user could have the same exact password. I want to do the converse. I want one ...
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Creating a public document directory for a normal user

We usually see personal web pages like http://a-site.com/~someone/, in this case, "someone" is a user of "a-site". How to enable this by default, so whenever we add a new user "foo", then ...
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How to create permanent aliases on Unix-like systems?

I am looking for a simple way to create a permanent alias for all users. So ~/.bashrc or ~/.bash_profile is not an option. Hasn't anybody created a program for this? I think it should be a very ...
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Users withouth password (at least for login)

I have a desktop pc with 3 users on it. (Linux Mint 17 Rafaela) These 3 users are mine, I use this configuration to isolate my work files and settings from the university files and my personal stuff. ...
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How to set up networking on a per-user basis?

I would like to set up access to corporate VPN for just my user account on my computer; not for the other accounts and certainly not for the guest user. To achieve this, I presume, I need to ...
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One machine & two keyboard, mouse & monitors [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can one PC be used by two users at the same time via dual-monitor? I have a machine that is running Ubuntu. Can I have two monitors, mouses & keyboards for two ...
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Linux/Unix username length limit

Would it be difficult to increase the limit or would it just be a one-place change? I have a system that could really elegantly make use of the Unix multiuser model for process isolation but I'd need ...
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Sharing a terminal with multiple users (with screen or otherwise)

I am setting up a server where there are multiple developers working on multiple applications. I have figured out how to give certain developers shared access to the necessary application directories ...
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Best practices for secure, separated virtualhost LAMP environment

What are the best practices for a Debian Squeeze + Grsecurity/PAX based system when multiple, and therefore insecure, websites must run on the same server? I mean how can I mitigate an attack, so that ...
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OOM-kill a process from user with highest memory consumption?

I have a multi-user system, where active users should get a fair share of the available memory. Can I set up Linux to kill a process of the user with the highest total memory consumption? This will ...
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Two users with the same 'home' folder but different '.profiles'

I would like to have at least two users signing in the same home folder, so them need to have full access to this folder, but with different 'profile' behavior. host-foo: user1 : /home/foo-folder ...
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Can multiple users issue commands simultaneously using tmate with seperate cursors in the same session?

I've just installed tmate and tmate-slave on a VM and am wondering if when more than one user is part of the session, can tmate allow both users to work in synchronous mode, meaning each has their own ...
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Auto-start multiple background user sessions in Linux Mint

I could use some help with what I think is a basic request on the newest edition of Linux Mint (which I think would also be applicable to Ubuntu). I have a home system with 3GB of RAM and accounts ...
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Tracking user CPU hours

I am looking to work out which users on our system are using the most CPU resources. to check this? So I would like to find out: CPU-hours this month, (and % of total) CPU hours this week, (and % ...
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How can I hide a command line from (e.g.) top & htop? [duplicate]

I know that both support specifying the username, which can be forced using an alias in root-owned ~/.bashrc, but one can temporarily disable the alias by prepending the command with \, so what are ...
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Change user passwd with UID

Is it possible to change a user's password by UID? [root@CentOS7 ~]# id usera uid=1000(usera) gid=1000(usera) groups=1000(usera),10(wheel) [root@CentOS7 ~]# man passwd [root@CentOS7 ~]# passwd 1000 ...
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Linux for use in a cyber café? [closed]

My friend owns a cyber café and is facing lot of problem with various Windows operating systems. I thought about using Linux Mint or an Ubuntu flavor for the cyber café. I've seen Linux Mint's user ...
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Shared, read-write, photo directory tree, for normal users

I.e. what I want is the Linux equivalent of Windows Public/Pictures. The problem is that Linux file manager Nautilus doesn't apply default ACLs when you move a file into a folder/directory (nor good ...
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Setting a Multi-Terminal Linux Server

So Im a complete newb when it comes to enterprise level linux distros, and linux servers in general. I know my way around Most Linux Desktops, but Im going to be setting up a small Linux Server that ...
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Is MacOS (OSX) a multi-user-operating-system?

We had to set up a MacOS (OSX) for iPhone app-development, but it was really awful to realize that mouse speed and input language, or applications that run as services (teamviewer) can be changed by ...