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Old 09-13-2009, 01:41 AM   #1
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Smile does the gnome desktop use gksu for temporary root ?

Like in the kde desktop there is; "kdesu" for temporary root, such as to open a text to edit. So then does the gnome desktop use "gksu" for it's temporary root ? I now refer to a Fedora 11 install. And how can I change a utility tool to open up as a regular user, (not just only as root) ?
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Quick answer to the gksu question: yes.
What utility tool(s)? What do you want to do?
Old 09-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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Since your profile has Ubuntu listed as one of your distros, and since enabling the root account in Ubuntu is not recommended, you should use:
gksudo program_name
in Ubuntu to open graphical programs with super user access.
See this for more info:

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