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LinuxSeeker 02-14-2004 07:39 AM

GUI root login?
Hello, I was wondering whether there is a way for me to use the root account, while I am logged in as a simple user. I don't want to use the command line or log out of the account I am logged in. Any suggestions?

LinuxLala 02-14-2004 08:12 AM

There are two things that you can do

1. Do "su -" Without the quotes in a console
2. Set permissions for the user

LinuxSeeker 02-14-2004 08:16 AM

No that is not what I'm looking for, I need a way to be able to use the root account as if I used su but without using the command line or set permissions (for security reasons). So what I need, is a way to use the root account while I am logged in as a simpe user, but in a GUI way.

LinuxLala 02-14-2004 08:29 AM

I don't think that is possible. It is because of security reasons that you can't do everything from a user. So, I am sure that you will have to give root priveledges to the simple user by setting up permissions.

Thymox 02-14-2004 06:35 PM

What exactly is it you do want to do? If you want to be able to run root GUI programmes as a normal user, then go for it - you should be presented with a dialogue box asking for the root password. Is this what you're after?

natalinasmpf 02-15-2004 07:46 AM

Suid in, then start a GUI like konqueror...;)

Or kdesu in, etc.

2damncommon 02-15-2004 09:02 AM

If you are using KDE you can (for instance) use:
kdesu konqueror
and you will be browsing your files as root.
You can create a desktop icon for the kdesu command and program argument or just type it into a terminal.

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