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-server in my home folder, would be owned by root. It is recommended that I use
gksu. My problem is that when I use
gksu, it freezes my display, opens a overlay, then asks for my password. This interrupts me while multitasking.
According to this: askubuntu.com/questions/11760, the configuration files will be saved as root in my home directory, this is what I don't want, and
gksu will set the home directory to root, so the configuration files will be saved there. I know any files that I create will be saved as root.
How would I change
gksu to ask for password in the commandline instead?