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Old 07-23-2004, 12:52 AM   #1
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Installing file manager with root status


Mandrake 8.* and 9.1 had a very useful option of opening Konqueror with super-user/root status. I recently installed Mandrake 9.2 but this option doesn't appear in the application menus. I checked rpmdrake and menudrake without success. Is there a method to install this or another gui file manager with root privileges? Many thanks.

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Old 07-23-2004, 01:31 AM   #2
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No need to install anything new. Just as typing su allows you to type commands with root privilges when you're using the commandline, the graphical frontends kdesu and gksu let you run graphical programs with root privileges. Both are probably already installed on Mandrake (if you've got kde and gnome installed) Just do run command-> and type in "gksu konqueror" or "kdesu konqueror" (the quotes not being necessary). That's all the menu entry was.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 01:58 AM   #3
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It worked perfectly. Thanks very much.
 
Old 07-23-2004, 04:11 AM   #4
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FWIW..............if you still want a Konqueror Superuser link in the Kicker menu, you can right click on the "K", choose menu editor, choose the location where you want the shortcut in the left panel, click the "add application" button, then as the execute command use kdesu konqueror. name it, choose an icon, click "save", exit. you may need to restart KDE for it to show up in the menu.

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Old 07-23-2004, 06:40 AM   #5
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That helps, Otis. Thanks.
 
  


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