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I've installed nmap, and also nmapFE. By default these are NOT set up to run as root; however, the tasks I need to run require it. I am able to run sudo nmapfe from terminal; however, if I create a launcher for this, it doesn't run.

What am I doing wrong?

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Use gksu in your launcher

gksu zenmap
gksu nmapfe

You can edit the zenmap launcher with alacarte. Screenshots of alacarte and configuration of the zenmap launcher:

suso apt-get install alacarte


gksu zenmap

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