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Trying to create a .dekstop file for an .sh

I'm trying to create a .desktop file that runs an sh file that reboots my system in Windows 10. It goes like this: [Desktop Entry] Name=Windows 10 Comment=Windows 10 Keywords=w10,windows Exec=sh /...
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Unable to install goMeter on ubuntu 16.04

I am using ubuntu 16.04 OS and try to install goMeter(meter of golance) but unable to install it because it require gksu package to install and gksu is removed .
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“Command 'gksu' not found” error on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

While running gksu gedit /etc/udev/rules.d/somefile.rules I am getting this suggestion. Command 'gksu' not found, did you mean: command 'gosu' from deb gosu command 'ksu' from deb heimdal-...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - XAMPP Control Panel - gksu doesn't work [duplicate]

After installing XAMPP I went to look how to install the control panel, I found a post that mentioned these two commands: 1) sudo apt-get install gksu 2) gksu gedit /usr/share/applications/xampp-...
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How to install gksu which was removed from distributions? [duplicate]

We are forced to install ClearPass OnGuard which seems to require gksu which was removed from Linux distributions. Is there a way to get it from some 3rd party PPA or other source? Preferably, updated ...
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How to open Nautilus as admin in Ubuntu 19.04

We have been cautioned not to use sudo nautilus to open Nautilus as root. Have not been able to download gksu for 19.04. Have also tried to install nautilus-admin to 19.04 without success. Is it ...
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GKSu Installation error [duplicate]

sudo apt install gksu -y Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package gksu is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may ...
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How to install gksu in Ubuntu 18.04.2? (sudo apt-get command isn't working) [duplicate]

I tried to install gksu by running "sudo apt-get install gksu" command on terminal. But it returns - Package gksu is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the ...
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Current status of ubuntu 18.04? [closed]

I have not yet migrated to Ubuntu 18.04, due to the great changes made to the system. These are the withdrawal of gksu, the use of gnome-desktop, among others. When I tried I had terrible problems ...
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Cannot open and update /usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/50-synaptics.conf

I am new to Linux and have recently installed Ubuntu 18.04. I need to edit the 50-synaptics.conf file in Ubuntu 18.04, but GKSU is deprecated, and when I run gedit admin:///usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/...
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While launching samba I get an Error

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and while launching Samba I get an error saying "Failed to execute command gksu system-config-samba" please help. I'm a beginner.
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How to I change a permissions on a folder I have tried gksu nautilus with no luck ubuntu 18.04 lts

I am trying to change the permissions on a folder to read and write on /snap/eclipse/29 To install the jre but to get eclipse working. I have tried installing gksu nautilus over again but had no luck.
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Make desktop entry for app that requires root privileges [duplicate]

I used gksu before but it seems that it is no longer available. So how can I make something with the same functionality? Obviously I can still run app through the terminal but I don't want to do that. ...
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I need an equivalent of gksu in 18.04

I've read a lot of threads about gksu being removed from many Linux flavours, including Ubuntu 18.04. Many state that gksu is an abomination and no user should ever need to use anything like it. I ...
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How to install an application that requires gksu package on ubuntu 18.04?

I downloaded the Upwork desktop App on ubuntu 18.04. When I open it with Gdebi package installer I saw this error: I tried to install gksu manually via sudo apt install gksu but I got this error ...
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Wifi doesn't work - I'm in a loop

I just installed windows 10 and ubuntu on my computer and wifi isn't working. I read the post below: WiFi isn't working in new installation of Ubuntu I tried to use the given code in the post ...
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Tyring to open a file with gksu gedit

I'm trying to open the /etc/group file as root (to edit) but as soon as I type gksu gedit /etc/group It gives me Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or ...
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nautilus-admin doesn't work in Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

So yesterday I tried to use gksudo nautilus, but it resulted in (nautilus:3336): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :0 not connect: Connection refused I searched askubuntu and found suggestions ...
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Why don't gksu/gksudo or launching a graphical application with sudo work with Wayland?

I installed Ubuntu 17.10. Now I am having trouble with gksu: $ gksu -dg synaptic No ask_pass set, using default! xauth: /tmp/libgksu-HgUjgQ/.Xauthority STARTUP_ID: gksu/synaptic/8760-0-alex-XPS-15-...
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How to run IntelliJ IDEA as a dedicated system user?

the problem I installed IntelliJ IDEA on my system (to /opt/jetbrains), and want it to be able to modify its files (do self-updating) without enabling any other process to modify them. the ...
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How to access my root folder with admin access?

I've installed apache server on Ubuntu 16.04. Now I want to access with admin access frequently. Till now I've used following command : gksu nautilus Since few days ago. It's not working at both of ...
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gksu changing my background

Everytime when i use gksu nautilus , it keeps changing my background and the taskbar to the default color and background. How can I restore my background and color after using the command?
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Using gksu with command-line parameters

How do I use a program command-line parameters with gksu? I have a program that takes parameters. gksu myprog --dataload --maximize But then I get an error IBus error Folder .... owner is not root ...
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Why won't my password work in gksu? [duplicate]

There are other questions similar, but none have answers for this situation. Any time I enter my pw into the terminal, it works fine. But gsku thinks it's wrong. I've tried several times, and ...
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How to see what pkaction a software uses

So, I have one software that always asks for password when starting. And I want to run this software without this gksu password prompt popping up everytime. The first thing I tried was adding its ...
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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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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 e....
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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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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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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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`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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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 ...