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This is probably a trivial matter but I am stumped. I have been using ubuntu or a derivative distro and perhaps I grew too used to sudo.
If it matters I am on Slackware 13.37 and xfce4. I was able to adjust sudoers to allow sudo but I am having difficulties running some progs as root. The biggest concern is trying to start thunar as root. It wont run after sudo, su, or su -l. What am I doing wrong?
I thought of kdesu but I can;t find it. I assumed it would have been installed during original installation but I dont think so. I looked in the slackware dvd and apparantly it is not in a separate pkg.
Software installation seems to me to be the only difficulty of slackware. Got lazy with apt-get
If you are new to Slackware it is strongly recommended to do a full install. Have you done that?
If you don't want to install the KDE packages you can install gksu from SlackBuilds.org, it has the same functionality.
In its default configuration I would not expect you to be able to start graphical apps as root with su or sudo from a terminal running under your user account. Did you preserve or copy over your ~/.bashrc?