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I've just installed XFCE4 on Fedora Core 2. I'm setting up my menu (the right click menu), and I was wondering if there is any way I can make programs that require root privileges (like Synaptic) request a password and run as root like gnome seems to do automatically.
Anybody done this?
Last edited by infornography; 09-06-2004 at 02:01 AM.
Install gnomesu and then use the program name gnomesu program_you_want_to_run_as_root in the application field of your menu item config. When you select the item, gnomesu will start first, with the application name (synaptic) already filled in; you'll just need to enter the root password.
I'm sure there are other ways to do this, but I can't think of them right now, sorry.