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XXXX@XXXX-ThinkPad-X60 ~ $ tpb
Unable to open device /dev/nvram: Permission denied
XXXX@XXXX-ThinkPad-X60 ~ $ sudo tpb
[sudo] password for XXXX:
This process is currently running setuid or setgid.
GTK+ does not allow this therefore Qt cannot use the GTK+ integration.
Try launching your app using 'gksudo', 'kdesudo' or a similar tool.
See http://www.gtk.org/setuid.html for more information.
The OSD remains after closing the terminal window and only vanishes after a reboot. Im afraid of following the above guides because I'm afraid of mucking up my kernels. What are my options ?
I meant to make the file, but if there's a "Startup Applications Preferences" screen then that's probably an easier way to do it. What you'll need to do is click "Add" and then I'm guessing it will let you enter a command - choose "sudo tpb". You'll then need to allow yourself to run "sudo tpb" without entering your password, so add the following to you sudoers file:
steak1987 ALL= NOPASSWD: /bin/tpb
replacing "steak1987" with your local username and "/bin/tpb" with the actual location of "tpb" (use the full path). Afterwards just check that you can run "sudo tpb" in your terminal without entering your password. Also, consider using something like visudo to avoid messing up your sudoers file
you can also using your gui to do it . if you're using gnome theres "startup application" in its system setting that let you do this.
I did the modification you suggested using a text editor:
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# By default this script does nothing.
Unfortunately, upon reboot, nothing happened. To avoid any issues and out of paranoia, I reverted back to the original file after that.
Originally Posted by Snark1994
I meant to make the file, but if there's a "Startup Applications Preferences" screen then that's ........ sudoers file
Hope this helps,
Im fairly new to linux, so forgive me for my ineptitude or if I missed anything. Using google, I came upon the following guides:
So .... Now im stuck. I cant edit the sudoers file using visudo. Should I try opening it with gedit ?
Apparently, I need to run visudo as root. So I need to sudo visudo. Anyways, doing that opened up an text editor in terminal (which I would need to figure out how to work, doesnt seem too hard). Now the issue remains, what program location do I need to use ?
Last edited by steak1987; 01-07-2013 at 10:00 AM.
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