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Old 04-22-2019, 05:22 PM   #1
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BL5.0-64bit - How to fix eSudo, please?


I just reinstalled BL 5.0-64bit.
Now, I want to edit some system files and to do it I need eSudo, but I cannot use it properly, because I cannot enter any command.
The only thing I can enter is my password.
The Command filed instead is not clickable.
How come and what can I do about it, please?
 
Old 04-22-2019, 05:44 PM   #2
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what files are you trying to edit?

Last edited by cordx; 04-22-2019 at 05:44 PM. Reason: grammar
 
Old 04-22-2019, 06:04 PM   #3
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Let me give you an example:

I want to use eSudo to enter

Code:
pcmanfm /
to access to some files there, like fstab, samba.cfg... whatever.

But I cannot enter any command into eSudo, because only the Password field is accessible.

Of course, I can also use a terminal, but I'm used to use eSudo to get higher privileges in BL4.5.0,
so, I wonder, why doesn't it work in BL5.0 anymore?

Re-installing eSudo didn't help.

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Old 04-22-2019, 06:26 PM   #4
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What happens after entering your password?
What do you mean by "not clickable?
 
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Old 04-22-2019, 06:55 PM   #5
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man i have said this before - i am a dunse about linux but you seem to always be having so many weird problems i have never experienced in 15 yrs of linux.... what the heck are you breaking????

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Old 04-22-2019, 08:00 PM   #6
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@ colorpurple21859

"Not clickable" means, eSudo has two input fields, one for "Command" and one for "Password".
In order to access these fields, I have to click into them, to tell eSudo, where I want to enter something.
I can enter my password, but I cannot enter any command, because the "Command" field is sort of "greyed out".

It never happened on BL 4.5.0 or earlier, but it does on BL 5.0.


@ hemlocktree

I'm not breaking anything.

I installed BL 5.0 using the according ISO from the Bodhi website and one of the 1st things I do is to edit
Code:
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
in order to set my username as the autologin-user, because I enabled the "lock screen at start up" option.
Otherwise I would have to login twice at start-up, once at the ordinary login screen and then again to unlock the screen.
The 1st login is useless, when the screen is locked right at start-up.

Besides this method also has advantages for VNC sessions, because it makes the vino-server run already, when the unlock screen comes in.
So, I can boot-up a remote machine (see Wake-on-LAN) and unlock its screen remotely, within an already established VNC session.
 
Old 04-22-2019, 08:19 PM   #7
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i just installed it. never any issued since 3.
 
Old 04-23-2019, 05:58 AM   #8
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after entering password and clicking okay, your not able to enter something on the command line when you click on it?
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 09:48 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hemlocktree View Post
man i have said this before - i am a dunse about linux but you seem to always be having so many weird problems i have never experienced in 15 yrs of linux.... what the heck are you breaking????
Many others have been having problems with esudo in Bodhi 5, it's the most commonly posted problem, so at least this one isn't just him. You're very lucky if you haven't had any esudo issues yourself.
 
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:28 AM   #10
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i may have but with ylee's help for someone else it was done. i literally have hadd 99% plus no issues. that to me says something.
 
Old 04-23-2019, 11:46 AM   #11
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I am not sure how esudo works. Never studied the code. It is a Jeff's baby and it should be an EFL wrapper for gksudo/sudo. Anyway, if you want to open an app with root privileges, do it this way:

1. open quick launcher with ALT ESC (WIN SPACE) key shortcuts,
2. find an app you need,
3. press tab key to bring advanced launcher screen,
4. find "Run with Sudo" item,
5. esudo popup will appear with app in command entry and you can enter your password,
6. enjoy your Bodhi

Stefan
 
Old 04-23-2019, 02:09 PM   #12
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Usually, I do it differently.
I open eSudo, and I do it from the Menu or out of Engage.

eSudo pops up and I first enter my password and then the wanted command (strange, it did never worked the other way round).

I'm afraid, the guide you just gave me seems very ponderously.
 
Old 04-23-2019, 02:44 PM   #13
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I tried the esudo command entry in BL 4.5 and I can not write there. Are you sure it is possible to write?

My guide could seem ponderously, yes. But I almost not using it. I got used to command line interface which is very elegant and fast for me. I showed you a working solution. Take it or let it be...

S
 
Old 04-23-2019, 08:14 PM   #14
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There is no need to debug my problem, as I don't ever actually do this. Out of curiosity I wanted to try this advanced launcher screen mentioned in post #11 and tried it on a random app (my calculator, just cuz it happened to be the first thing when I hit alt-esc) and it gave me an error.

https://i.imgur.com/pLTtqEs.jpg

I also find it annoying that I have to leave the app open for cut/paste to work, cuz I took a screenshot already and copied the link, but closed ephoto w/o thinking and can no longer paste into firefox, so had to do it again.
 
Old 04-24-2019, 05:31 AM   #15
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running esudo from terminal works for me.
 
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