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Re: Gnome Task Launcher for user with root privileges....

On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 04:34:18PM -0700, Redefined Horizons wrote:
> I would like to create a task launcher for my GNOME desktop that launches a 
> program that requires root access.
>  How would I do this?
>  For example, I'd like to start Synaptic from a task launcher.
>  Thanks for the help.
>  Scott Huey
>  P.S. - I'm running Debian Sarge, with the latest stable version of GNOME.

IIRC, synaptic will ask for the root password automatically.  However,
for other apps in general, look at something like xsu, gksu or
gnome-sudo.  Basically, you run one of those and pass the command you
want to run with root privilege as a parameter and then it will prompt
you for the password and run it.

Roberto C. Sanchez

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