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How to add gksudo or what to use instead in Ubuntu 13.04? [duplicate]

I used to use gksudo gedit /etc/something.conf to edit system configuration files but this doesn't seem to work any more. Looks like there is no gksudo in 13.04. How can I add it back or what am I ...
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Is gksudo still in use, if not what is the replacment? [duplicate]

Is gksudo still in use or is it officially removed? It is still available in the Ubuntu tutorial: (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Beginners/BashScripting) and what would be the replacement for it? ...
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Is there a better command to use than Sudo? [duplicate]

I used to hear you are supposed to use gksudo, but that is no longer installed by default. What should be used in its stead?
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Why isn't gksu in 13.04? [duplicate]

I don't know if this is a bug or it's their decision? but why isn't it installed by default?
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What is the difference between “gksudo nautilus” and “sudo nautilus”?

I've been using gksudo nautilus and sudo nautilus through Alt+F2. What's the difference? They look very similar!
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What is the difference between gksudo and gksu?

Is there any difference between the behavior of gksu foo and gksudo foo? Can they be used interchangeably?
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When to use pkexec vs. gksu/gksudo?

There are two general ways to run applications graphically as root (or, more generally, as another user). Programs like gksu, gksudo, and kdesudo are graphical frontends for sudo. In contrast, pkexec ...
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How can I elevate nautilus privileges to move or copy a folder as root?

Say I have a folder open in Nautilus that's in my /home/user/temp directory. I'd like to move a folder from there to my /opt directory (it's a program). Is there a way I can elevate the copy command ...
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VMware Workstation: Error, modules must be compiled… - how to fix?

when I try to launch VMWARE-WORKSTATION, I get the following error: Before you can run VMware, several modules must be compiled and loaded into the kernel CANCEL / INSTALL No errors, when I ...
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Is there an easier or more 'correct' way to open gedit as root?

I have ubuntu 12.04 running in a virtual machine on virtual box. Its existence is mainly as a 'toy' to play about with Ubuntu, so for this reason I wanted the GUI (is that what 'Dash' is in ubuntu ...
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How to configure pkexec?

Reading these questions and answers: When to use pkexec vs. gksu/gksudo? Why is gksu no longer installed by default? brought me another one that will create problems for new users of that ...
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Synaptic Package Manager doesn't launch from the Application Menu

My synaptic package manager not launching from application menu but i can launch it from terminal with gksudo synaptic . I have tried several times but from application menu i can't launch it . The ...
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How to enable hibernate on Ubuntu 13.10? [duplicate]

Something I usually do after installing Ubuntu is reactivate the hibernation function. I find it quite useful to function for the more energy concious. Typically, I'd complete the instructions in ...
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How to remove Amazon? [duplicate]

Can I completely remove Amazon from Ubuntu?

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