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Month: July 2015

Re: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:30:10 +0100
Thanks, Alexandre for the reply.

On Monday 27 July 2015 00:06:39 Alexandre wrote:
> > From: lisi.reisz@...
> > To: trinity-users@...
> > Date: Sun, 26 Jul 2015 23:54:30 +0100
> > Subject: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14
> >
> > In the absence of kdesu, or tdesu, how do you run eg KWrite or Konqueror
> > as root in 14 on Debian?  Even gksu seems still to be missing this time.
> I'm not on a Debian setup right now, but depending of the distro, one of
> the following command should work in Konsole: On PCLinuxOS (if I remember
> well it works this way on Deb too):
> su
> (type your password)
> (type the name of the app you want to launch as root)

And in Debian it won't launch because you are root and it is a GUI 
program. :-(  It will complain about lack of access to X.

> exit (to quit super-user mode)
> On Ubuntu:
> sudo ((type the name of the app you want to launch)
> (type your password)
> It is not the same command on every distro, but it is most of the time
> combinations of su and sudo.
> Anyway you should be able to find easily a package with a name similar to
> tdesu or tdesudo in Synaptic (my preferred one) or any package manager app.
> Or sometimes the name of the app has changed to trinity-(the name of the
> app).

Ah!  I'll look for that.

I have been in the habit of alt-F2 -> kdesu kwrite -> password -> Kwrite 
> Hope it helps!

I'll look for tdesu via aptitude.  Thanks.