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Old 08-15-2004, 10:09 AM   #1
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running programs as root


how would i make a program that requires root privilages run automatically say when KDE loads with out me having to enter the root password everytime (actually if this can be done when X starts it would be fantastic - as it would independent of the window manager)...

thanks in advance...
 
Old 08-15-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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u need to give superroot status to that program

thuis can be done by

#chmod u+s <programname with path>

this will allow the program to be executed by any user not only by root

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Old 08-15-2004, 11:36 AM   #3
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thanks ...

is there any way that i can make the program(firestarter - firewall) which requires superroot status to automatically load when KDE or any other window manager loads and not alow any other user to shut it down...
 
Old 08-15-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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why dont u make up a script and put it in
/etc/rc.d/init.d
where all the startup scripts are there
only root will able to close that or when the system shuts down

for the syntax for that script u lookup at any script in that directory

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Old 08-15-2004, 12:41 PM   #5
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thanks...

tried that... the program needs xwindows loaded up before it can be run... so when i put it in /etc/rc.d/rc.myprogram

it tries to load the program just before the login promp appears...

is there any way i can make this to happen after Xwindows has been loaded up?

thanks in advance...
 
Old 08-15-2004, 01:18 PM   #6
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yes there is method where u can see that the script runs at the end,

have a look at the '/etc/rc.d/rc' script

i haven't done it so give it a try

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