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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 (GUI)? Does it work out of the box without installation of additionals?

I need to add drivers for a USB 3.0 PCIe card and the files have to be placed in the target kernel (e.g. \linux-2.6.28)

The answers to this topic I read at askubuntu.com require some other apps to be installed, like Nautilus or gksu, which are not present at my Ubuntu Studio 15 installation and I don't want them to install.

I've been able to define a root user's password and operate as root in a terminal window, but this won't let me access root-directory with Thunar.

  • Start Thunar with sudo like sudo -H thunar. – Pilot6 Jan 23 '16 at 12:17
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Start thunar as root by invoking the command
gksudo thunar but if
sudo thunar

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If what you mean with "root-folder" is the filesystem root (/), then you can do it using the command sudo thunar /.

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