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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 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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gksu nautilus closing when opened properties of a folder

I did gksu nautilus, went to /var/lib/tomcat7/webapps. When I open properties to see it crashes with this error. deepen@deepen91:~$ gksudo nautilus Nautilus-Share-Message: Called "net usershare ...
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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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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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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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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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Error on `gksu nautilus` because Nautilus cannot create folder “/root/.config/nautilus” [on hold]

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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'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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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?
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Copied files from mac partition to /root. But the /-partition is still full?

Help! Using gksu-nautilus I managed to look at files on my Mac partition via as simple right-click. However, at first journaling was still enabled on the Mac partition. Therefore any copied file would ...
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Unable to launch nautilus with sudo [closed]

When I run Nautilus with sudo, gksudo or Alt+F2, I get this error message: Initializing nautilus-gdu extension ** (nautilus:2352): WARNING **: Failed to get the current CK session: ...
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Automatically launch gksudo when user doesn't have write permissions?

Is it possible to automatically launch gksudo whenever I open a text file without write permissions in Nautilus? I often need to edit my /etc/hosts file and sometimes I forget to right click and ...
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How to change desktop settings back after using gksudo nautilus?

When I use gksudo nautilus to browse folders that are owned by root, my Ubuntu desktop returns to some kind of default setting - changing my wallpaper and displaying desktop icons (which I don't ...
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How to move files into /usr/bin in Nautilus without getting permission errors

I'm trying to move some files into /usr/bin in Nautilus but I'm getting permission errors. I know I can do it via the terminal using sudo but how can I do it in Nautilus? I would expect it to popup a ...