I've just installed Synaptic and Gparted on my Raspbian Lite. However I can't use them when launching from the desktop. They ask me for the root password which... there isn't.
I have no problem launching them from a terminal using
sudo but seems a bit stupid having to use a command to launch a GUI application when they have a perfectly fine GUI executable.
What can I do so they ask me for my password instead of root's?
Finally, what I've have done in order to avoid having the root account enabled is editing the
sudo nano /usr/share/applications/synaptic.desktop
And changed the line that says:
Now it doesn't ask for password if the user has sudo privileges.