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Hi, I'm new on Linux, well, I want to make two user accounts on my desktop, Ubuntu distribution, Yes, i know i can make two accounts simply, But i want ...
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- 03-15-2013 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2013
- New Delhi, India
User account management, Please Help
Hi, I'm new on Linux, well, I want to make two user accounts on my desktop, Ubuntu distribution, Yes, i know i can make two accounts simply, But i want several features, have a look :
1 : I want to make only one password for root.
2 : I want if a user installs any program, another user would be able to use it, by default.
3 : Is it possible to make one root password, and each user can put his customize password(not root password).
4 : If any other nice suggestion you have, then please give me to make user accounts, another user is my brother so i don't have any privacy problem, I can share root password, but in any case I may need to protect my user folder only, I don't want that i will install gimp and skype twice on my computer, If anyone can help, I'll be thankful.
- 03-15-2013 #2
1) That is the default. Each user, including root, has a password (or purposely an invalid one)
2) As long as you stay with the native package manager, this is the case. Binaries can be used by any user, specific config will be in the respective $HOME
3) See 1) But in case you mean: Each user shall be able to act as root: Have a look at
man useraddYou must always face the curtain with a bow.
- 03-16-2013 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2012
You can add your brother to the sudoer group and that will allow him to be able to use sudo. In a terminal do the following:
sudo usermod -aG sudo <username>
sudo apt-get install gimpCode:
Hopefully this helps.