Following the standard recommendation I use my Linux system with a normal account and switch to root only in special cases. When browsing the file system using GUI sometimes an error pops up - You do ...
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 ...
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 ...
Using a terminal, I can change the running user with su and sudo — but how can I do that by clicking on an icon/shortcut on the desktop/start menu? If I have to be root to execute I will be asked ...
When I try to shutdown the computer from a command line or terminal I must have root privileges: amy@amy:~$ shutdown now shutdown: Need to be root and amy@amy:~$ halt halt: Need to be root but ...