Recent upgrade requires me to use sudo for gksu
Has something recently changed re debian gksu for kernel-image-2.6.8-11-amd64-2.6.8-14?
In the past as a user I could run synaptic from the Applications menu by entering the root password when asked. After an upgrade about three days back, that box that asked for the root password changed slightly and I noticed it now mentions gksu. When I put in the root password, nothing happens.
So I used an xterm and found that when I did
gksu -u root /usr/sbin/synaptic
I got "Segmentation fault"
So after much searching the internet etc I was at a loss and for some reason tried
sudo gksu -u root /usr/sbin/synaptic
which allowed be to run synaptic.
Presently I have sudo set up to allow my user name ALL=(ALL) ALL - is that wrong?
I have since found that I can go to properties of the synaptic launch button via Applications and add sudo in the command line and it all seems to work okay.
This however makes me wonder why that changed and if maybe I have set something up wrong etc. It's also been near impossible for me to search on this as I haven't a clue how to describe what the problem is if in fact it's a problem.
So I ask if anyone can enlighten me?
BTW, I'll also quickly ask if someone can also tell me - when I watch my machine boot up and I read as best I can the bootup messages, I see warnings but can't read it fully as it quickly runs off the screen, but they aren't anywhere to be found in dmesg. Should I be concerned and/or how do I find what the warning was/is?