How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

After a long while, upgraded from Xubuntu 16.04 LTS to Xubuntu 18.04 LTS and was in for a surprise. No encrypted home folder. Support for this was dropped as ecryptfs-utils was no more maintained by it’s maintainer.

However, fret not. Encrypted home folders can still be created as below. Make sure you take a backup . . . → Read More: How to add user with encrypted home folder in Xubuntu 18.04 LTS

How to amend default user name and email before committing code to remote github repository

If you commit the code to a local github repo with the default user name, you will get the message as shown below: $ git commit MumbaiStock.pm -m v1.5 <enter> [master 24fea3] v1.5 ¬†Committer: wronguser <wrongemail@wrongdomain.com> Your name and email address were configured automatically based on your username and hostname. Please check that they are . . . → Read More: How to amend default user name and email before committing code to remote github repository

How to change UID & GID in Linux for any user

As the commands entered below have the potential to cause inaccessibility to files or data, make sure you have taken a data back up first. Once you have backed up your data, proceed as follows. Do not proceed further if you are not confident or aware of what you are doing. Proceed as below at . . . → Read More: How to change UID & GID in Linux for any user

Not able to mount USB drive in Ubuntu Linux 14.04 after change of UID and GID

After changing the UID and GID (User ID and Group ID numbers), I was not able to mount and USB pen drives or hard drives. This issue can be resolved by entering following commands in a Linux terminal: $ cd /media <enter> $ sudo chown -R user.group user <enter>

where user is the user name . . . → Read More: Not able to mount USB drive in Ubuntu Linux 14.04 after change of UID and GID

Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

By default, Ubuntu 12.04 does not allow you to add a new user with an encrypted home directory using the GUI user manager.

To add a user with encrypted home folder, do following:

Start up the terminal on your system as in this post http://www.askmeaboutlinux.com/?p=1904 $ sudo adduser –encrypt-home username <enter>

where username is the . . . → Read More: Add new user with encrypted home folder in Ubuntu

Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

Migration to Fedora 16 has one known issue when restoring your backups from a USB hard drive or device. When the files were originally copied in earlier versions of Fedora, they all had the starting UID as 500 and GID as 500. However, Fedora 16 creates the first user with the UID of 1000 and . . . → Read More: Fedora 16 and USB drive data files not accessible

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