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Re: 'Applications, Accessories, Root Terminal' fails silently

> On Mon, Jun 15, 2009 at 9:11 AM, Matus UHLAR -
> fantomas<uhlar@fantomas.sk> wrote:
> > On 13.06.09 09:32, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> >> Running 'sudo gnome-terminal' (which is the equivalent) reports
> >> 'Failed to contact the GConf daemon; exiting.'  How do I fix this?  Is
> >> it some idiotic "security feature"?  (I get really steamed when fear
> >> overrides function!)
> >
> > why do you want to sun gnome-terminal under sudo, instead of running su/sudo
> > in gnome terminal?

On 15.06.09 09:36, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> Doing the former allows me to open new tabs as root, doing the latter
> (with 'su') requires that I provide my root password every time; using
> 'sudo' requires that I provide 'sudo command' every time.  It's just a
> lot less convenient, but still doable, which is why the security
> excuse is BS.  It's yet another example of sacrificing function to
> fear.

Are you fully aware that in such case, only your password will be needed to
get full system access instead of requiring root's password?

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