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How do I disable the sudo paste warning?

How can I disable this popup? I can't find any settings.
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Run Pantheon Files as root

All I want is to open my current window as root but all the hits are about adding contextual menu options. How can I open this folder as root just this once?
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Why can I not open gedit with pkexec?

I'm trying to run gedit as root, and heard that it is better to use pkexec over sudo -i. However, when I run pkexec gedit I see this: Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused (...
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Superuser/root password does not match user password

I'm asked for the root password and it doesn't match my user password. Can anyone tell me the root password?
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VBox Kernel driver not installed (rc=1908)

I am trying to install Win10 64-bit in VM using VBox. Here is error message when I try to start the VM for the first time, after allocating space and other settings: Kernel driver not installed (rc=...
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How can I regain required privileges and resolve the authentication problem?

I experimented with some custom Gnome PPAs (ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3 and ppa:gnome3-team/gnome3-staging) and newer versions of lightdm through which I had hoped to fix a problem with a blank screen on ...
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Resize root partition

Hello there people of the internet, I'm currently running Windows 10 and Elementary OS as dual boot. My root partition is about 12GB large and I'm starting to run into storage issues. Since my home ...
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Add custom launcher

I would like to create a launcher for the XAMPP managing app. The .run file is located in /opt/lampp and can be started via terminal by typing sudo /opt/lampp/manager-linux-x64.run I'd rather like ...
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Can't get elementary to install on a USB stick

I'm feeling pretty moronic, I have to be missing something here. I downloaded elementary and built a bootable USB stick using Rufus. I want to have a standalone, separate from the HDD, copy of ...
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How to enable manual login?

I would like to login as root, but I cannot find a way to enable manual login on Elementary OS.
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No Admin controls for file manager - refuses admin control for others

I'm wanting my money back. This Elementary OS refuses any sort of admin controls to copy files for theming. I've used other file managers as well. Can't install gksu/gksudo, can't edit with gedit. The ...
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Very big file in /var/logs/syslog due to repeating error

I got a notification that that my root directory was running out of space which was odd because I had given it 20 GB of space and the installation was only a day old. After a bit of snooping, the ...
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Getting Root 0000

What is the Root Password. I have tried the boot to recovery mode and I tried to change the root password and kept getting an authentication error. This thing did not let me set the root password ...
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Running apps as root (using AppEditor)

I want to run Arduino IDE as root, because if I run it normally (as a normal user), it won't allow me to upload the code to the Arduino. For now I have circumvented this issue by creating a symlink to ...
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Create your root folder called “gtk-hello”

I am learning to code following the instructions on the elementary website. It said Create your root folder called "gtk-hello" My question is how do I Create this? Thanks for taking the time ...
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root login from GUI

Is it possible at all to login to elementary os as root. I enabled root account by setting a password. To make root appear as one of the login accounts on the GUI login screen, what are the next ...
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Where does eOS store installation files?

I have been using eOS for almost a year now for my daily use and have been loving it. However, recently when running a routine apt upgrade, I noticed I'm running out of disk space. After looking ...
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Low Disk Space on File System root problem

I recently installed elementary on my laptop and in the partition of the system use 50 gb but it took only two days using it and says that the space in root filesystem is full, I do not understand ...
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Unable to open scratch as root

When I open files as administrator and try to open a text file as root to edit it, scratch does not open. Wingpanel turns opaque as though scratch is maximized, but nothing displays. Eventually I get ...