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gnome-session-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04 [SOLVED]
« on: January 31, 2017, 06:49:32 pm »
I have built a desktop from old bits for a Linux friend ( Ubuntu 14 ) to replace her 0.75GB system which is a trifle slow! 
I have kept my account as Administrator, in which I have installed gnome-session-flashback, and want to install it likewise in the new user's account (which has the dreaded Unity Desktop).   
Not knowing how to do that from my Admin account, I tried temporarily giving the user administrator pivileges but the apt-get command from her account tells me that she is not on the sudoers list - and my password doesn't work, of course.
What the easiest way of installing the gnome flashback desktop on a secondary user's account? 

Your advice would be very welcome.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 08:18:49 pm by Keith »

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Re: gnome-session-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 08:12:06 pm »
Would not be easier to add that user to the sudoers?
Like this (from your account):
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sudo usermod -aG sudo <username>
Obviously replace <username> with the real user name.

Once you done then you could remove that user from the sudoers list with:
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sudo gpasswd  -d <username> sudo

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Re: gnome-session-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 08:18:24 pm »
You are a genius! 
Many thanks, as usual, Mark.

Keith

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Re: gnome-session-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04 [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 10:46:24 pm »
Dunno what you're thanking me for Keith .. SeZo helped you with this one ;)
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Re: gnome-session-flashback on Ubuntu 14.04 [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2017, 10:39:50 am »
Oh dear, how embarrassing!  Force of habit, I guess. 

My belated thanks to Sezo.

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