In kde there's a menu called "File manager - super user mode", that I use exactly for it. Try to find it in gnome.
Or, you can give to root a temporary permission to use your display and launch a root program in command line, like this:
In the console:
As normal user, do:
xhost + localhost
then, as root, do:
Then, as root, you can launch your file manager (Nautilus, isn't it?) by typing "nautilus" at the console. The window opens with root permission.
It works fine on my suse 9.0, kde 3.1.
Last edited by bruno buys; 05-12-2004 at 07:47 PM.