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Old 04-10-2008, 10:13 PM   #1
rjsec4ever
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Copying files as SU using GUI?


Well, I've finally got StepMania installed and everything.

Can I get my songs copied from my desktop to usr/share/games/stepmania as superuser via GUI and not command-line? Using Ubuntu 7.1 with GNOME.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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Hi,

I use Kubuntu (KDE), and the way to copy files into a directory that requires superuser or root access is this:

--Open a file browser, Dolphin in my case, and migrate to the folder
--On the right hand side, I have the option to open a folder as root, so I select that
--Drag and drop the file

So for gnome, if your file manager allows for accessing a folder as root within the manager, that would be one way to do it. I have not used gnome, so I am not sure if this is an option.

Hope that helps some.

T.
 
Old 04-10-2008, 11:14 PM   #3
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The file manager in gnome is nautilus, so you can launch it as root with sudo nautilus.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 12:46 AM   #4
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Quote:
Can I get my songs copied from my desktop to usr/share/games/stepmania as superuser via GUI and not command-line?
Quote:
sudo nautilus
This is a command...?????
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:22 AM   #5
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Assuming you can use su (or su -). You could also:

su -
(give password)
then (as root)
nautilus


This will fire up nautilus (gnomes gui file handler) just as if you had logged in as root.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 01:29 AM   #6
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Install nautilus-gksu, right-click on folder, select "Open as administrator" and you can copy & paste anything you want. It also comes in handy when you need to edit system files.

Last edited by jay73; 04-11-2008 at 01:30 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2008, 10:08 AM   #7
rjsec4ever
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Thanks.

Besides, I just had to download Dolphin. I remembered that any distro with KDE, by using Dolphin, had a "run as root" command on the side.

And guess what? StepMania works great!

Now my problem is the sound buffer, I'm guessing; "Choppy" sound.
Sadly, it's only coming from music/sounds from StepMania.
 
  


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