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Old 02-06-2011, 09:54 PM   #1
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How to launch an application as root?


I use Firestarter, seems to be a good firewall. But it is a desktop/GUI application, and it requires root access, or rather sudo in Ubuntu. Every time I launch it, I am required to type in my user (not root) password. How can I make it run automatically at startup (KDE) without prompting for a password?
 
Old 02-07-2011, 01:04 AM   #2
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You can manage your services at Systems Settings/Advanced/Service Manager
 
Old 02-08-2011, 01:48 PM   #3
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That is not working. I run KDE 3.5 (Trinity) and although the Systems Settings/Advanced/Service Manager thing displays a list of my current services, it provides no way for me to add new ones.

I googled and found a tip about using a program called sysv-rc-conf. It's CLI, but it builds a kind of a curses table and let me add Firestarter. But I rebooted and Firestarter did not run.

I found a new path: Control Center > System Administration > System Services. I can add services there. Well, hopefully I can. Firestarter was there already, it just wasn't set to run at startup. I toggled it, but haven't rebooted yet. There is a "Start Service" button, I used it, but then a pop-up dialog tells me the command failed. No explanation is given.

Any other ideas? Anyone?
 
Old 02-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Take a look at
http://www.fs-security.com/docs/faq.php

Kind regards
 
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Old 02-09-2011, 07:44 PM   #5
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OK. That fixes it. Thank you.
 
  


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