In Ubuntu, the mechanism that prevents the user from logging in as root is the login manager. Ubuntu uses GDM by default, so the instructions will be different under Xubuntu and Kubuntu, or if you have changed your Display Manager/Login Manager.
To configure GDM to allow root login, the file
/etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom needs to be modified.
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You recently mounted an NFS share on your Linux system. When you go to the share directory and do the ‘
ls -l‘ command, you notice that the user and group ID is showing instead of the name, so you don’t know who is owning what file or folder.
To fix this issue you must configure your Linux (Fedora in this example) system to use NIS.
Other *nix distributions should be configured in a similar method.
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This is simple way to share data between Windows and Linux system. Let’s say you would like to access Windows share called
//winserver/sharename by mounting to
/mnt/windows directory under Linux system. Follow these steps (replace username, windows server name, share name and password with actual values):
First create the mount point:
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If your see following error after you installed phpMyAdmin under fedora or any other Linux flavor:
The mbstring PHP extension was not found and you seem to be using a multibyte charset. Without the mbstring extension phpMyAdmin is unable to split strings correctly and it may result in unexpected results.
You need to install the mbstring package. So type in the following command to find the exact package:
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We need to first stop MySQL:
Now start MySQL without password like so:
Now connect to MySQL:
At the mysql prompt, change to mysql database and update the root password like so:
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