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Old 02-24-2004, 09:15 AM   #1
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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. Any ideas?
 
Old 02-24-2004, 09:24 AM   #2
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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.
 
Old 02-24-2004, 10:12 AM   #3
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Errr I don't see why anyone would want this - it saves you typing only two letters

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Old 02-24-2004, 11:03 AM   #4
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Yeah, I just open a terminal and "su"
 
Old 02-24-2004, 11:08 AM   #5
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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)
 
Old 02-24-2004, 11:45 AM   #6
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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.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 03:39 AM   #7
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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.
 
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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!

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Old 02-06-2009, 07:24 PM   #9
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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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