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I have installed nautilus-gksu on 11.10, but it isn't working. How can I make the "Open as administrator" option appear in the context menu?

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This is a known bug (link?) and there is a workaround for it:

  • Copy the old extension into the Nautilus 3 extensions folder with the following command:
sudo cp /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-2.0/libnautilus-gksu.so /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/
  • Then restart Nautilus:
    • From the command line with
      killall nautilus
    • or, log out and log back in
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