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Old 12-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #1
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Fluxbox and Gnome Authentication


I am using Debian Sid, Fluxbox with gnome-settings-daemon, using gnome applications.

While in Fluxbox, whenever I do something that needs authentication, it only gives me an error saying so. It does not ask for a password to authenticate like it does while in the Gnome desktop.

An example is if I want to connect to a wifi network or mount a partition through nautilus.

It is rather annoying to have to log out and log into Gnome just to do these things. Is there a way to authenticate while in Fluxbox?
 
Old 12-04-2012, 11:14 AM   #2
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Is there a way to authenticate while in Fluxbox?
Example to run 'nautilus' as root:

Press Alt+F2 type into it "gksu nautilus" <Enter> or press run.

Another way, to make it simple, look for a way to install "ktsuss" a gtk+ wrapper of su, there set user task is easier.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 07:22 PM   #3
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Example to run 'nautilus' as root:

Press Alt+F2 type into it "gksu nautilus" <Enter> or press run.

Another way, to make it simple, look for a way to install "ktsuss" a gtk+ wrapper of su, there set user task is easier.
When I "gksu nautilus" I get a nautilus that is rather different and is not detecting the partition.

I will check out ktsuss. Thanks.
 
Old 12-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #4
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I use Fluxbox and Debian Squeeze.

When I want to run an application with root permissions, I open a terminal and "su" to root, then start the application.

But, as one of acquaintances said recently, I'm "old school."

Incidentally, when I hit ALT-F2, I switch to another workspace.

An alternative might be to add gksu to the Fluxbox menu or set up a keybinding to gksu in the .fluxbox/keys file or both.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 06:49 AM   #5
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I guess I was mostly wondering why when in Fluxbox it does not automatically prompt me for my password like it does in Gnome. Instead it flat out denies me.

I can gksu, su or sudo and get a root nautilus however it is different than the user. It will not detect the partition so I still can't mount it this way. I am wondering if this issue is related to the fact that I did not setup a root account when I installed. When it asked I declined to set up root so that it would set up sudo for my user account instead.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 09:31 AM   #6
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Well I solved the one problem of mounting the partition, though not exactly the way I wanted to do so. I am able to mount it with gnome disk utility. Though it took some digging to figure out what the command is to launch it from the terminal:

Code:
sudo palimpsest
I would still like to have the function of it prompting me when it needs authentication, though maybe this isn't possible in Fluxbox.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 08:09 PM   #7
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Fluxbox just starts and stops programs. It should not affect the behavior of that program once it starts.

For grins and giggles, I just started gksu from a terminal in Fluxbox on Debian Squeeze.

It showed a dialog to enter the command I wanted to run, with a drop down to select "as user." The dropdown defaulted to root.

I typed in a command, then clicked "run." At that point it asked me for the root password. There was a checkbox to remember the password or not, with an option to remember it for the session or put it in gnome-keyring.

Anyway, that's what I'm seeing. Perhaps Sid behaves differently.
 
Old 12-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #8
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You may want to try OpenBox. I like it better.
 
  


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