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Nic-MDKman 02-24-2004 09:15 AM

superuser terminal
 
In some previous release of some previous distribution somewhere along my Linux exploration journey, I had a little menu item (in KDE, I believe) that would open a terminal as superuser(root) after you entered the password.

I cannot figure out how to create this shortcut, even though I imagine it is pretty simple. :o Any ideas?

Ice9 02-24-2004 09:24 AM

In KDE, when you right-click on an empty space on the kicker, select Add/Special Button/Terminal Sessions.
This will add "Terminal Sessions" on your menu and from there you can select Root Console.

closet geek 02-24-2004 10:12 AM

Errr I don't see why anyone would want this - it saves you typing only two letters :p

cg

muah 02-24-2004 11:03 AM

Yeah, I just open a terminal and "su"

frieza 02-24-2004 11:08 AM

exactly, why would you need to go through a lot of work to save typing 2 letters (you probably hve to type your root password either way)

zLinuxz 02-24-2004 11:45 AM

yeah, it's also probably better if you just type "su", then if someone who doesn't really know what they're doing, and click that button, they won't be just messing with trying to guess your password, ;)

Frieza, woa you're really attending Hardvard?, that's cool.

Nic-MDKman 02-25-2004 03:39 AM

The primary reason I want to do this is for the theme of the terminal. How I had it set up way back when was with a different theme for the root terminal, and for the user terminal. If you open the user terminal and SU then the theme stays the same. I like to leave my terminal windows open and it makes it easy to spot the root terminal right away and remember that it is a root terminal.

Michael Behman 02-04-2009 05:01 AM

I know this is a very old post, but in case someone else was looking for the same thing, here's how to do it:

right-click in your panel -> add to panel -> custom application luncher
then in the 'command' field type
Code:

gksudo gnome-terminal
of course, it's obvious that this is for gnome, it should be similar in kde!

Michael Behman

frieza 02-06-2009 07:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zLinuxz (Post 778372)
yeah, it's also probably better if you just type "su", then if someone who doesn't really know what they're doing, and click that button, they won't be just messing with trying to guess your password, ;)

Frieza, woa you're really attending Hardvard?, that's cool.

no sadly i'm from the town of harvard not to be confused with the university
i graduated from ITT tech.


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