Is getent a better option than parsing the /etc/passwd file through while loopview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Dear All, I am trying to fetch the user records like: SHELL COMMENTS HOME_DIR PrimaryGroup Secondarygrouplist from /etc/passwd file and display in a format. I have written following script Code: for __NAME__ in `awk -F: '{printf " "$1}' /etc/passwd` do (HowTos)

Change user password in ubuntuview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – hi all, I have a netbook with ubuntu installed. I lost the user password, so tried to change it in single user mode. The problem is when I try to change the password with command (passwd user), it says the following error: Quote: passwd: Authentication service cannot retrieve authentication info (HowTos)

is a powerpack subscription only good for one version?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I bought the powerpack for Mandriva 2010.0. Now with 2010.1 out, I tried to download the powerpack of it with the password for my 2010, but it didn't work. Then I tried to do a password recovery, and it says my email address is not associated with a Mandriva account. I know its the correct email address because my username is basically my email address. (HowTos)

bluetooth applet 1.8 not finding devicesview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Have bluetooth dongle inserted into the back of my HP Ubuntu v8.10 laptop. The bluetooth icon is in the toolbar at the top of the screen. I am trying to pair with a serial (RS232) bluetooth adapter. When I right-click on the bluetooth icon to set preferences the device, I get the Bluetooth Applet v1.8 (bluez) preferences window. (HowTos)

Ubuntu 9.04, chpasswd & /usr/sbin/nologinview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, all, (HowTos)

Cannot connect to outside networkview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – I am running RHEL 4 with Linux version 2.6.9-89.0.16.ELsmp on a machine that was recently moved to a new location (new network). It now has an ip XXX.XX.196.17. Since the move my machine does cannot connect to any machines outside of XXX.XX.196 subnet. Cannot connect to any internet sites. However it see all the machines through ssh connections. For example (HowTos)

Can't log in to XFCE on Fedora 13 - password OK but GDM screen just reappearsview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi, I've installed Fedora 13 with XFCE as the desktop environment. When I login from the GDM, the screen goes black for a bit, then it just switches back to the login screen. I've booted into runlevel 3 and logged in, but I'm not sure where to look now... Cheers, Gus Edit - (HowTos)

Automating SFTP in Bash with password?view story

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Decreasing Minimum Wireless Signal to Connect?view story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi all, I am new (couple months) to linux and Ubuntu. My box: Dell Inspiron 1545. lspci results below. I have enabled the Broadcom STA restricted driver. Problems: (HowTos)

after logging in like root it ask to login againview story

http://www.linuxquestions.org – i have fedora 7 server running just zimbra email server. but i forgot the password. i used a livecd ubuntu then i went to /etc/shadow i used gedit and i remove the hash between the ": :" then saved file. i reboot but i still can not logging. and it does a weird thing. i wrote root then the i hit enter when ask for the password i hit enter. (HowTos)