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not too sure about this but maybe if you change the permissions to the program and set the suid bit. or just make it executable to all users (unless it's trying to access other files which require it to be executed by root). the SUID bit should let you do that though...
yeah... but is there a way in linux for programs to automatically load as root in GUI mode...
say for an example in WinNT the system admin can automatically make programs load after logon... which normal users cant disable...
Anyway - in slackware, you'll want to check out xinitrc (I think). I can't remember where it is, but you can do a "locate xinitrc" if you've ever initialized/updated the "locate" database (which is the "locate -u" command")
startx just points to xinitrc, and that's the x startup script. I don't know if you can run x programs from there - I'll go read the man pages, I suppose.