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Old 08-08-2003, 02:21 PM   #1
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Lightbulb root acess?


Is there ne way to gain root acess perminantly without login out and then login back in?(I just dont like login in and out every time I need to do somethin out of the terminal)
 
Old 08-08-2003, 02:40 PM   #2
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you don't need to log in and out

when you are in the terminal just type "su" and hit enter
you will be prompted for the root password
type it and hit enter
now you have root access

to go back to regular access just type "su" again
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:07 PM   #3
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yeah I know about that but I meant out of the terminal?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:08 PM   #4
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if you are in root mode and you type "nautilus" it will bring it up with root access to everything.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:16 PM   #5
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for how long?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:17 PM   #6
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until you close that window.

if you really want root access all the time why not just log in as root every time?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:19 PM   #7
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it brought up /root but it said:
Code:
_IceTransOpen: Unable to Parse address none

(nautilus:5821): GnomeUI-WARNING **: While connecting to session manager:
Could not open network socket.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:21 PM   #8
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hmm... does it still work though? can you navigate around?

if so, then what you could do is put a link on your desktop that runs nautilus in root mode. that way you dont have to do the commands every time.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:27 PM   #9
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how would I create a link like that?
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:29 PM   #10
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hmm...

i know you have to make a shell script but i'm not sure exactly how to do that. try searching the forums or start a thread on how to make a shell script. sorry i can't be of further help.
 
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Here's how you make a link on your desktop. I'm using Mandrake, but should be similar in RedHat.

Right click on a desktop. In the menu choose Create new link to application. A window will pop up. Under execute tab write the name of the program you want to run (in your case nautilus) and check "Run as a different user". Then fill in the user's name (in your case root).

That's basically it. You will have an icon on a desktop and every time you click on it nautilus will open asking for root's password.
 
Old 08-08-2003, 03:48 PM   #12
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you could try installing sudo and then the command to a root nautilus would simply be "sodo nautilus"?
 
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thx klios that worked
 
  


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