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Questions tagged [gksu]

gksu is a graphical frontend to su, written for the GNOME desktop environment. It is deprecated in favor of polkit.

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Notepadqq doesn't ask to retry as root, gksu doesn't work

I want to open config files in Notepadqq. When I try to do this normally, I get an error dialog with message "Permission denied" and options Ignore, Abort and Retry. Supposedly if gksu is detected ...
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How to take a screenshot of gksudo's window?

I've been configured a keyboard shortcuts and it is working with others. it doesn't work only with gksudo's window and special system menus. (my laptop is running with Linux Mint 18.2) below command ...
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Disabling “Remember password” for GKSU command

I am using GKSU for switching user in my Linux terminal and I want to disable "Remember password" option in that Pop-up menu due to security reasons. I am not sure how to achieve that. Mentioned ...
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gksudo is different from sudo

Background: I'm running linux mint on a VM env where i have a mounted folder that only root can access and i want my Deluge client to download my torrents to that folder. If i go on terminal and ...
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How do I run a supervisor command in a Eclipse PyDev project without being asked for a password?

So I've got the following code that should check whether an npm package is installed: def is_installed(name, as_global=True): # Returns whether NPM package is installed. s = shell(...
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What does -S mean in gksu — -S mount …?

So, I have a script that uses -S mount nfs -o proto=tcp,port=2049 … etc. to mount a location from another Linux computer. What does -S mean? It seems to work just fine with or without it (it doesn't ...
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gksu replacment

In the old days of CentOS 5 i had an application that run as another user. I created a .desktop file which run a command that looked like this: gksu -u anotheruser someapplication When the user ...
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GUI Authentication Requiring a Different User Auth

A few weeks ago a colleague signed into my Fedora 22 workstation. He too is a group admin. Ever since then whenever I attempt to install or unlock the "Authentication Required" modal requires his ...
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First bash script - Enter root password only once

I wrote a small bash script. It needs root password. There are two commands only, both of which need the permission. So, currently I must enter the superuser password twice - I don't want that. I ...
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Why is gksu asking me for root password and not my password?

On one of my systems, I'm running Gentoo Linux and I've installed x11-libs/gksu-2.0.2-r1. I've disabled the root account using sudo passwd -dl root and I want to be able to run GUI apps which need ...
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Is there a graphical sudo (kdesudo, gksudo, su-to-root, …) tool that works passwordless?

Apparently gksudo is not obeying /etc/sudoers, neither does kdesu. Therefore asking the other way around... Is there any su-to-root, gksudo, kdesudo, etc. alike tool, that supports starting gui ...
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gksudo not honoring configuration in /etc/sudoers

Some time ago I posted a question which was related to whether it is possible to preserve environment variables when sudoing to a different user. As it turned out, this is indeed possible. When ...
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gksu -S ask for password only once even when set to three times in sudo configuration

I have a problem with gksu command. It always ask for password only once even when I set Defaults passwd_tries=3 in /etc/sudoers file. Command: $ gksu -S --debug ls No ask_pass set, using default! ...
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How do I pass my password to gksu?

gksu doesn't has an option like sudo has to pass the password to it in the following way: echo 'password' | sudo -S command Anyway I wonder which is the simplest way to pass my password to gksu. ...
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How to make gksudo or gksu sessions last longer in Linux

Every time I want to open a GUI program that needs root permissions, I have to put my password. For example, I open synaptic and put my password then close it and a second later decide to reopen it it ...