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How to invoke root privileges from my custom app?

In a GUI-environment, I want to be able to ask the user for the root/sudo password and then execute an app that requires root privileges from within my app. As an example, say I want to run an editor ...
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Starting a .bin installer in graphical mode

I'm trying to install this software but after I run the usual commands: chmod +x gvSIG-desktop-2.0.0-2066-final-lin-x86-standard-withjre.bin ...
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Change (reduce) Gnome 3 horizontal icon padding in notification area (Debian Wheezy)

I'm using Gnome 3.4 classic mode on Debian Wheezy. In the notification area, I would like to know how to change (reduce) the horizontal spacing (or padding) of the icons. By default, the icons are ...
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Is there a file menu plugin for vim (not gVim) that creates a text-based GUI menu system?

I'm curious to see if there are any plugins that create a menu inside vim (not gVim). Perhaps something simple like a menu bar at the top, with drop down menus that are drawn with text. EDIT: The ...
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Standard solution for displaying messages either on shell or with window managers gui

Is there a standard solution to display messages from within bash scripts eiter on the commandline if the shell is a login shell or in a new window in the present window manager's GUI? Specifically I ...
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Terminal with “repeat last” button

I'm often compiling stuff and therefore repeating the same command over and over, so I'd like to benefit from my "visual memory" and have a sort of "repeat last command" button attached to a terminal. ...
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BackTrack 5 gui won't load after Installation

I Have installed BackTrack 5. It works fine on a live bootable USB, but once I installed a gui it is not loading. Using the command shell, it works fine, but when I type startx in root login, a black ...
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AUR and pacman GUI frontend for Arch

Do you know any good GUI for pacman and arch? Where I could view packages installed and possible to install? And of course do anything as in pacman.
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File manager with spring-loaded folders?

One thing I miss about Finder, Mac OS X's file manager, is the spring-loaded folder function where if you drag a file(s) over another folder long enough, the folder would open and you can "navigate" ...
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Cannot login on GUI

I'm using Debian Jessie with Xfce and cannot login into the GUI as a normal user, root works. I can login on another terminal. I tried to reinstall lightdm, but I still cannot login. After a login ...
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Can't install XBMCBuntu properly

I tried several Times to install multiple Versions of XBMCbuntu but it's always booting into Terminal without GUI. When I try to start XBMC I get a long list of Graphics errors. I'm installing it on ...
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Is it possible that KDE applications running under Gnome can use the information of Gnome applications?

I am running Okular on Ubuntu. When I try to save a copy of a pdf file I edited in Okular back to the same directory, I can't access the "Recent" and "bookmark" information of Nautilus. This is unlike ...
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How to close all apps before X-server goes down?

I'm using debian testing OS and openbox WM. Moreover, I start X-server via the .xinitrc file, which has the following content: xrdb /home/morfik/.Xresources exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch ...
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How to run an interactive script in CUPS's pipe?

On our custom system, we run a Windows VM. The task is to print via the system below it (linux), which is responsible for the identity management, such that print jobs can be accounted at the print ...
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Mac equivalent application “shortcat”

There is a mac application called Shortcat and it make me envious. For those of you averse to clicking links here is a summary: Keep your hands on the keyboard and boost your productivity! ...
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Quick USB pendrive formatting under KDE

Is there some way to quickly format a USB pendrive in KDE (with a GUI interface), without having to open the main "KDE Partition Manager"? In particular I'm most interested in something like a ...
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How can i change the color in the panel when a program needs attention?

I'm running Linux Mint 14. I want to change the color in the panel when a program requires your attention (like when you receive a chat message). Not the color of the entire panel, but only the box ...
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How to add a custom widget to gnome panel

How could I add a custom widget to the GNOME panel. Which tool is used to create the widget. I want to create something like the weather widget.
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GUI for find which can show video thumbnails

Is there a GUI for find (or just a graphical search tool which supports regex searches on filenames starting from a specific directory) which is able to show thumbnails found video and image files? I ...
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apache2 gui / Comanche Replacement

I opened an OLD redhat book to the section about Apache configuration and it talked about the Comanche GUI. I thought "That's great! Why hasn't anyone suggested that before?" Then I found out that ...
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GUI for mount_afp?

I have installed mount_afp, so I can access my iMac via AFP on my PowerBook G4 running Debian XFCE. It works in Terminal (screenshot), but is there a GUI for it - like File Manager?
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How to invoke root privileges from a password prompt of “Software Update” window?

When I try to install software updates using the "Software Update" GUI, I am asked for the root password. Although, I can 'su' in a terminal, the password is not recognized as correct in the GUI ...
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Does LAMP Stack have a GUI?

I just bought a VPS server with LAMP. I have SSH access, however no clue how to use LAMP. I used to work with cPanel in the past. So far, when I type the server address I get the default "Apache 2 ...
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Can GNOME/KDE be turned off?

I have installed Debian Wheezy on an old laptop I want to use as a server. However, sometimes I want to use that computer to read webpages and write some code on it. So I want to have a GUI where I ...
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Please recommend a GUI telnet client

I'm looking for a simple GUI telnet client. I only ever used the CLI one, simply named telnet.
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Why programs often fail to run when started by `daemon`?

I do daemon -f -i ./some_gui_program - it starts. I do daemon -i ./some_gui_program - nothing visible happens. Why I can't start GUI programs detached on Linux this way? What's the use of daemon's ...
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How will GUI applications behave if there is no system tray?

Currently I'm running Openbox and I have no need for a pane. However, I know that some applications, like network managers etc, like to place themselves in the system tray - either by default or when ...
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How to display technical codec info for a FLAC file?

Given a .flac file, how is it possible to query and display the technical info relating to the codec? I looked into man flac with no luck (the --analyze output is not humanly parseable). I'm ...
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Run .sh file instead of opening it

I am using Zorin OS 7. I want to run a .sh file but I can't seem to be able to—it just opens in a text editor. Also under RMB>open with there is no other option.
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Xdotool using “DISPLAY=:0” not works in Crontab

I need to run shell script contains Xdotool codes in /home/z/Desktop/tempo/run.sh. I've tried many ways of DISPLAY=:0 but always not works. I've tried each of below codes, and not works: * * * * * ...
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wpa_supplicant and signal strength

I use wpa_supplicant to handle a connection to specific SSID. I added the wpa_supplicant to default runlevel in order to start it at the boot time. I have this question however; Is it any program, ...
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I use : gtk-chtheme & obconf , each one has 1 theme selected, for gtk-2.0 and non-gtk-2.0 areas, but when I delete all other themes.. stuff breaks

Based on my obconf I have "DiceBox" theme selected. Based on my gtk-chtheme, I have "Shiki-JetBlack" selected. Which means I can go into /usr/share/themes/ and just delete everything except these ...
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Git GUI integration in caja, Linux Mint default filemanager

What is the way to integrate git GUI in caja, default Linux Mint file manager ? Something what makes the interface equivalent to TortoiseGit. Didn't found any specific extension in repositories.
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CentOS GUI problem using Gnome

For some reason lately when I try to set the date using the interface, or simply install a .rpm by double clicking the dialog that should prompt me to input my passowrd just shakes like it has a bug. ...
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GUI for newsbeuter?

Is there a GUI for the feed reader newsbeuter? Or would there be an easy way to create one for it? Or is there any other graphical feed reader that could use the cache.db database (SQLite) of ...
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GUI tool for managing Samba shares?

My understanding is that swat is no longer actively maintained. [1] Is there a GUI tool for maintaining Samba shares. PS Platform:LDME [1] Not only that I can't get it to work with xinetd on my ...
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How to restore the original Backtrack Taskbar

I accidentally removed the my taskbar on Backtrack 5 and am having trouble returning it. If I minimize anything it gets lost and I can't access it again. How do I go about restoring it?
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Graphical logviewer that auto reload when file changes?

I'm wondering if there's a graphical viewer, also it needs to support auto-reloading when log file has changed. ksystemlog doesn't reload automatically.
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Can the Linux kernel be compiled on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I have a Macbook Pro and I want to build the Linux Kernel. Can I build 3.3.6 on my Mac? How?
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GUI not working in Ubuntu 11.04 after removing some packages

I accidentally removed i32-libs using the following command sudo apt-get remove ia32-libs Now the GUI is not working properly: when I login, it just shows me a small terminal on one side of ...
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Is there any X windows system, which is HTML, CSS, Javascript? Such as Web Browser?

For dacades X windows system is either BASH, C or etc. But is there any X windows system or any wrapper which can interpret HTML, CSS, Javascript to general Windows system? I would like to build ...
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Changing gui for particular user in ubuntu 13.10

I want to change the gui for particular user in ubuntu. Even if I change the session menu in login screen, I dont get ubuntu classic gui and it remains same for all the options. However, it happens ...
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Gnome 3 UI menus are duplicated

Just upgraded from Debian "Squeezy" to "Wheezy". When I logged in the menus were fancier as I expected with Gnome Display Manager 3. However the issue that occurred was the duplicate UI-elements. The ...
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Reinstall gnome 3

I have Kali linux and lately I had some problems with my ATI Radeon GPU overheating. I had to reinstall the drivers. Since I'm a newbie, obviously, something gone wrong and my beautiful Gnome 3 ...
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Config to re-enable gtk2 tear-off menus?

Following an apt-get update on Debian jessie/sid, several Gtk2 applications no longer have tear-off menus enabled. I'm aware that this is a deprecated capability of Gtk (and disagree strongly with ...
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Centos 6.3 on Oracle VirtualBox 4.3.6 GUI flickering after startup

My CentOS 6.3 installation in Oracle Virtual Box 4.3.6 was working fine until this morning when the UI would not startup properly and started flickering. In the UI there is a white box (3x2 size) ...
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scribus , in design and alternative application

We want to publish a electronic magazine according to freesoftware applications such as gimp, inkscape, GNU\Linux and so on.We need a magazine or book design application such as In Design of windows ...
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Bactrack 5 R3 startx issue [duplicate]

@Gilles I'm sorry for being unclear, here is the problem I'm having. I am using a live CD to boot my MacBook Pro 13 inch retina display into BackTrack 5 R3. when i start the computer up I hold C, then ...
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Add GUI to Oracle Linux 6.4

I've installed Oracle Linux 6.4 on VirtualBox VM. As I understand, because of the fact that this is the server version, no GUI is installed by default. Can you guide me how to install/enable it? I ...
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CTRL meta key 'sticky' in GUIs over X11 forwarding from CentOS to fedora

Despite numerous problems, I managed to get X11 forwarding working from a SSH server running on a CentOS host to a Fedora client (changing various settings and finally fixing it by installing a ...