gksu is a GTK+ frontend to su and sudo

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Run .sh with Desktop entry without closing terminal [duplicate]

Here is my desktop entry to run "PRGM.sh" [Desktop Entry] Encoding=UTF-8 Name=PRGM Comment=Launch PRGM Exec=gksu /home/markku/PRGM.sh Icon=utilities-terminal Type=Application Terminal=true The ...
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How to install gksu on 15.04? [closed]

I'm unable to upgrade 15.04 to 16.04 LTS. Support has ended and all codes to edit sources.list have failed to work. I cannot use gksu since I don't have it and I'm unable to install it from software ...
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Gaining root privs within LiveCD, for drive mounted in /media/[user]?

So, here is my scenario, for a recent version of Lubuntu. (I've tried tapping Lubuntu forums for help, that was a no-go.) My hard drive is beginning to fail, according to the disk tool I load within ...
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Accessing Downloads Folder Through gksu

For some reason when I installed PyCharm, it left all the .exe and the such files in my Downloads folder. I want to move this PyCharm folder to my /opt file, but I need root access. How can I run gksu ...
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Can't install Upwork application on Ubuntu 15 with gksu

I am not able to install Upwork 64 bit application on Ubuntu, reason I am asking this again as I followed the answer posted in another similar question but I could not get it working. I am having ...
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Why do I need root access to access some HFS+ partition folders?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 from a USB flash drive. The internal HDD of the computer has OS X installed and all the partitions on the internal HDD are HFS+ formated. If I open a normal Nautilus window and ...
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Find out which program requested authentication

I get password prompts like the one below every now and then. Usually they say: Authentication is required to change your own user data But I have not requested to do so. This often happens ...
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How to access root-folder with Thunar? [duplicate]

I would like to access root-folder with Thunar but the system won't let me, even if I have setup a root in a terminal window. What's the way to access the root-folder (with write access) in Thunar (...
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Password Request gone after installing gksu

After installing gksu many programs don't ask for password anymore and thus don't work as intendet. (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS) Examples: usb-creator-gtk starts up and writes image but unable to modify ...
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I tried installing gksu but getting the following error.Someone help me to fix this [duplicate]

sudo apt-get install gksu Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package gksu
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Error message runnin gksu software-center “Failed to load module canberra-gtk-module”

When I run gksu software-center, my terminal spits out this mess: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module" 2015-11-28 17:36:36,919 - root - WARNING - failed to init network state ...
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How to run a python script as sudo by double-clicking it?

Simply put, how can I do this, providing a graphical prompt? I tried creating a separate bash script that when opened, ran the Python script with super-user permissions - I used gksu -u root '<...
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When do I use gksu? [duplicate]

In general, I thought that I was suppose to use gksu when starting a graphical (or GUI) application in the terminal that required admin (or root) privileges. But after reading a large number of ...
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`sudo`, `gksu` and `gksudo` without password

In Fedora, I am surprised that if my administrator account does not have a password, sudo, gksu and gksudo won't prompt me for one! (it is not caused by /etc/sudoers). In Ubuntu, they will ask me for ...
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(nautilus:13581): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:

Just installed gksu to use gksu nautilus. When running this command the output after entering password is (nautilus:13581): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: Not sure what caused this but i ...
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Can't install gksu. Says it can't find it

Can't install gksu every time I put in the command to install I get the same thing unable to locate package gksu any ideas
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gksudo nautilus isn't exiting after closing the window

As for graphical things with high privileges, gksudo and gksu are much more convenient than sudo and su gksudo nautilus But when i use this command and after closing the opened window the terminal ...
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Is it bad practice to use gksu when writing code in development?

I am writing a C++ application that needs to access the serial port and use the mount command, both needing root to be performed. In the end the application will be run as root on a device, but I am ...
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Cant install UpWork Team app on Ubuntu 15.04

I tried to install the UpWork Team app on Ubuntu 15.04 (64-bit) but have problem with dependencies. This deb package ask me to install: gksu, libgcrypt11 (>= 1.4.5) and libgnutls26 (>= 2.12....
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Can't open file to disable splash screen

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04 32 bit if that means anything. It's a fresh install. I'm trying to disable the splash screen. (There actually doesn't seem to be any. It's a black screen from boot until I get to ...
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gksu: Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0

All of the sudden gksu stopped working for me: ~$ gksu gparted (gpartedbin:24252): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0 The same happens with gparted-pkexec: ~$ gparted-pkexec No protocol ...
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Gparted, Gedit doesn't open with the gksu command [Xubuntu]

I'm not able to start software as GParted, GEdit with the gksu command (neither the sudo). I see commands in the task manager start, but disappear before to have a result. So, have you any clue to ...
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How to run applications as root using gksu alternative [duplicate]

When I run applications like Synaptic or Gparted, I'm prompted by the lovely screen on the left, to enter my admin password. I think this has something to do with pkexec. But when I run applications ...
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Make gksu ask for password in terminal

If I needed to run a graphical command as root, I would use: username@HENRY-PC:~$ sudo gedit [sudo] password for username: But this is apparently discouraged, because any files created for the X-...
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gksu firefox & password

I have a launcher with gksu -u someuser firefox Why does this launcher require root password instead of the password of the currently logged-in user. The password window has the following message: "...
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Gedit launches with Save & Save As disabled unless launched as root

Whether I launch gedit from a terminal or from the GUI, the Save and Save As menu items are ghosted as soon as gedit opens. I can't even start with a blank editor, type something, and then Save As ...
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gedit and gksu a file

I tried to edit a php file using gedit and sudo gksu I got following error message using gedit mytext.php. gedit mytext.php (gedit:2644): Gtk-WARNING **: GtkScrolledWindow 0x17d4880 is mapped but ...
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How can I make Sublime Text 3 run as root from Unity?

I know I am not root because I cannot browse packages. First, I am aware of this page, but it is not working for me. After following those instruction, I get the prompt when I open Sublime from Unity,...
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How to get GUI sudo password prompt without command line?

Currently, for all my commands that require root access, I have to type them out on a command line. I would like for the GUI to prompt me to key in my password, when sudo is required, instead of ...
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Can't get nautilus to go sudo with gksu [duplicate]

I was recently reading some linux articles and stumbled on a faster way to do sudo tasks the gui way by installing a package called gksu-nautilus which allows me perform tasks with root permissions ...
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How do I safely run a graphical application as a normal user while root?

We often talk about using gksu, sudo -i and pkexec to run things as root while a normal user but I'm facing the opposite problem today. The script I'm using is running as root. I need it to start a ...
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What is .gksu.lock file

I have been searching for knowing what exactly is /home/user/.gksu.lock. But I didn't find any exact answer. So what I want to know is What does the file do? If I remove or edited the file,does it ...
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How to access root folder?

I just did a data recovery of a very important file, and it is saved in root folder automatically, and I can't access root folder even from gksu nautilus it gives this dialog: You do not have ...
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gksudo from a non sudoer?

I want to run gui applications that require admin privileges from gksudo/gksu on a non-sudoer account. Currently, I can just run sudo guiapplication from a sudoer tty, and will be able to display/use ...
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Gksu Naulitus is not working [closed]

I am using ubuntu 12.04. I wanted to change permissions of a file so i typed gksu naulitus. it asked my password andstl i entered it and nothing happened. What should I do?
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Sudo or gksu for launching Sublime text 2?

I am new to using Ubuntu 12.04 and noticed two different ways of launching Sublime Text 2 via Terminal window, first being sudo and the other being gksu. Upon using both I noticed it's launching ...
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gksu is not availabe in ubuntu 13.10

I have recently downloaded Ubuntu 13.10 from its site and updated it. I was going to install peperflash in chromium browser but it asks for gksu. I have run sudo apt-get install gksu but it says ...
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gksu -w doesn't work the way I am used to?

I have used gksu -w shutdown -hP now as a system-wide menu command in icewm, so that when a non-admin user clicked the shutdown from the menu, a password dialogue box will appear asking for the admin ...
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Unable to Mount anything; USB, internal drives; do not have permissions; HELP!

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a USB on an HP Pavillion. I posted a problem about removing Thunderbird. I was advised to use GKSU Nautilus to become root, or as I understand it, SUPERUSER. I could ...
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Can I use pkexec in a python script or a .desktop file?

From the following questions Why is gksu no longer installed by default in 13.04? When to use pkexec vs. gksu/gksudo? we see that gksu will no longer be supported in the long term, and it will not ...
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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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Why is gksu no longer installed by default?

I have always recommended pressing ALT+F2 and typing for example gksu nautilus or gksudo nautilus both are equivalent; to run graphical programs with root privileges. However, I have just installed ...
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Why should users never use normal sudo to start graphical applications?

I've read the comunity "RootSudo" documentation and am interested in this line: You should never use normal sudo to start graphical applications as Root. Why? What is the difference? Please ...
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Ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges [duplicate]

What are the differences between the following ways to run Nautilus with elevated privileges: a) sudo nautilus b) gksu nautilus c) gksudo nautilus Which should I use?
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Problems running Deja Dup with elevated priveleges

As advised by this answer, I'm using gksu deja-dup-preferences and gksu "deja-dup --backup" to backup my data, including files that have root-only permissions on them. Both of the two ways lead ...
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gksu not working in menu mode but works in cli mode

I'm running 12.04, latest updates. when I use gksu in the menu to start a application the prompt for password doesn't appear and the application starts with user priviledges. If I use gksu from ...
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Is there a desktop-neutral gksudo?

There are various tools for various desktops that aim to run a graphical application as root. gksudo, kdesudo, empower, etc... But what if I'm writing a script that could be used on any Linux desktop?...
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sudo apt-get update error ubuntu 12.04

Hi I'm new in Linux and I need your help :) Every time when i type sudo apt-get update it shows: alphaog@alphaog-HP-Pavilion-DV7:~$ sudo apt-get update E: Type 'ain' is not known on line 3 in source ...
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Can't edit with gksudo (Duplicate entry in source.list)

I'm trying to follow this tutorial. And i have followed all the previous tutorials on this site to get where i am now. However now when i tried to install virtualbox i get some errors. First and i ...
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I can't run graphical programs with sudo (Ubuntu 12.10)

If I try to run a program with GUI (e.g. Nautilus) as root, I'm just getting the following output: gksu nautilus Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/50-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations ...