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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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Root commands don't work for matlab ./install (gksu, gksudo, dkesudo)

somehow I can’t launch ./install with root. I mounted matlab2013 with Furius. If I execute ./install, when installer fails to install in /usr/local/matlab folder. I tried sudo ,gksudo, gksu and ...
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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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How to make the graphical sudo offer a username option?

When logged in as an unprivileged user, without sudo permissions, choosing an option like "System -> Software Sources" produces a dialogue that asks the user for their password. Since the user is not ...
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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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I want to make a gksu NAutilus

There was a time around 8.04 or so that you could make a custom icon for nautilus and put it on the top of the screen. The default icon was like a box with a spring I think. It was very simple. But I ...
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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 user should never use normal sudo to start graphical application?

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 ...
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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 ...
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gksu not working

gksu nautilius Running the above or trying to run the nautlius script -'browse as root' gives the following error /home/borax12/.gtkrc-2.0:6: error: scanner: unterminated string constant ...
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What are the differences between sudo, su, visudo, chroot, and gksu?

What are the differences between sudo, su, visudo, chroot, and gksu ?
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/ folder permissions

I've changed / folder owner from root to administrator account. Now no sudo commands are working. It used to show sudoers are in mode 04666 it should b in the mode 04000 Then i did something and it ...
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gksudo 2 commands with one PW entry?

Before upgrading to 12.04 (from 10.04) I used this little launcher script: #!/bin/bash gksudo nautilus /var/www/DFDII & sleep 5; gksudo gedit /var/www/DFDII/iindex.php This script opened ...
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Terminal stops every time a yes/no question appears

I have encountered a problem when using the terminal to install programs. Whenever a yes/no option like the one below appears, not just with this program, but with any I try, the terminal stops after ...
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Ubuntu Dash not showing software results and Software Center freezing / not bringing up gksu prompt

I posted a video to Youtube, and I think the youtube description and/or video (a short desktop recording with me speaking) pretty much sum it up. http://youtu.be/EAnzrE1rqRs [description on video] ...
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Error on `gksu nautilus` because Nautilus cannot create folder “/root/.config/nautilus”

I have a problem executing nautilus in root mode on a fresh installation. I just installed Ubuntu 12.04, and the first thing I did after first boot was run the command gksudo nautilus, I've got this ...
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How to fix gksu / kdesudo? kdesudo(2831) KDESu::KDESuPrivate::KCookie::getXCookie: No X authentication info set for display “:0”

Command (in terminal): leafpad Result: Leafpad without root rights working fine. What did I do to cause the error? Maybe I accidentally run sudo leafpad Now I am having problems... Neither ...
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How can I run an application with a GUI as super user from a normal user session?

I defined 2 users: one with admin privilege (lets call it admin) with sudo right. a 2nd one without any privilege (lets call it normaluser) and I configure the autologin on this 2nd user normaluser. ...
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difference between gksudo and sudo? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between “gksudo nautilus” and “sudo nautilus”? I have tiny script that I want it to run on start-up, but it needs sudo ...
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I cannot start graphical apps as root

I used to be able to do so, but something as simple as this fails now: gksudo gedit and this also fails: sudo gedit I receive the error: Cannot open display. I haved checked this: ...
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About root privilages for my application

Hello I am going to make certain application which requires root privileges to run. I am using quickly for that application. How to use sudo , gksudo or anything else for that application to run?
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What is the gksudo “lock taken…exiting” warning and how do I resolve it?

I recently run into problems when using gksudo. For example, the Truecrypt installation fails because of following error: ** (gksudo:3262): WARNING **: Lock taken by pid: -1. Exiting. PID must be a ...
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How do I edit a 'read only' file in 12.04 Desktop?

I want to edit a file in 12.04 desktop. Previously (in Lucid) I could right click, select 'open with', and type in 'gksudo gedit' - which was then added to the list of available 'open with' programs. ...
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Cannot authenticate without a password

The problem can be reproduced as follows: When I remove the password of an administrator account, "Log In without Password", I cannot use that account to authenticate. When I do something that ...
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Permission to change a text file

After having bought the latest Humble Bundle, I am finding Limbo not to perform greatly. The advice on the F&Q site is Q: Limbo does not perform as well as I hoped for A: In the ...
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'sudo' not working after changing the permissions of '/usr' directory

Recently I had to change the folder permissions of /usr folder. Now the whole sudo is not working. If I try to update my system using this command: sudo apt-get update I get the following message: ...
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Allow “root” program to run without privileges

I've changed my ctrl-alt-l shortcut so instead of just locking the screen, the system goes into suspend. (for reference, the command is gksudo pm-suspend-hybrid) as you can see, the program needs to ...
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How do i fix a “gksu nautilus” command error in terminal? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: getting Gtk-WARNING while using gksu When I type "gksu nautilus" in terminal, Im getting the following error message (gksu:10491): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate ...
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gksudo doesn't work on Ubuntu 12.04 - did work before

I am running this command in a script: $ gksudo wminput -q -r 00:22:D7:E2:A0:18 However it just outputs the manual page. It seems like gksudo is taking the parameters meant to be taken by ...
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Gksudo and DBus

I've created some disabled accounts for the sole purpose of customizing Docky in those accounts. Each account has a set of Docky Items that represents a tool set. This should give you an idea of ...
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getting Gtk-WARNING while using gksu

while using gksu i get Gtk warning, for example: $ gksu gedit /etc/fstab (gksu:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to locate theme engine in module_path: "pixmap", (gksu:2792): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to ...
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Is it possible to use GKSU from the Dash (Use administrative level from Dash)

I know I can press ALT+F2 and type for example gksu nautilus but I want to be able to use it from Dash. How can I do this?
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Many process named “su-to-root” appeared on my system monitor, is my computer owned?

Two process named gksu and two process named su-to-root appeared on my system monitor, is my computer owned? How can I be sure, and if this true, how can I rip out the intruder without full system ...
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Does `gksudo` work for any GUI program?

I thought gksudo is what sudo is in terminal. I wanted to open SciTE eleveted and change some "protected" file, so I issue 'gksudo SciTE`, but nothing happens, SciTE isn't run at all - gksudo dialog ...
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Why don't most applications authenticate via gksu?

I've found that most of user authentication programs that used in Ubuntu is not gksu, but it's not a problem. The problem is that these programs do not lock the keyboard (while gksu does). For ...
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I can't do “sudo”

Let's describe it from the beginning: I was planning to re-enable the password requirement in LightDM for security reasons. But, since my PC's been sluggish these times, it FC'd the password setup ...
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gksudo waits for a few seconds after execution [closed]

I'm frequently using application launchers to run personal bash scripts and thus I often use gksudo in case I do administrative tasks. The problem is that when I execute a command with gksudo,the ...
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How to copy a directory from your home to a system wide one

I want to use the file manager to copy a directory from my Desktop to the /opt directory. When I run gksudo nautilus, I do not see anything in the Desktop directory. If I open Nautilus normally from ...
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How can I make nautilus-gsku work in 11.10?

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?