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packman 11-13-2002 10:49 PM

using red-carpet without logging out and logging as root.
 
I'm trying to figure out how I can use red-carpet without logging in as root. I know it can be done because when I was using Mandrake 9.0, as soon as I start red-carpet as non-root user, I get window asking root's password. Now I'm using RedHat 8.0, and it won't ask me for password and automatically start red-carpet as nonroot user. Does anyone know how I can change this??
Thanks

starheart 12-09-2002 02:55 AM

There are a number of ways to do this.

The simplest is just to use su - root and then run the command.

The way RedHat does it is they symlink the program name to consolehelper in /usr/bin They then have a file in /etc/security/console.apps called the name, redcarpet, of the program that contains something like

USER=root
PROGRAM=/usr/sbin/redcarpet
SESSION=true


So that when when you run redcarpet it really runs consolehelper that realizes you want to run redcarpet. It looks in the file, finds the correct path, gives you a prompt and if correct executes it as root for you.

If you are using an alternative form of authiecation, aka something other than passwd/shadow, then you will probably also want to setup a /etc/pam.d file called the name of the program.

You shouldn't have problems with X permissions when doing either of the above, but if you do you can use xhost +localhost to give all local users permission to open things to the current X session.


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