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Graphical sudo on Debian

Fri May 18, 2012 8:58 am

One of the things that drives me nuts with Debian is that instead of doing graphical sudo (getting admin privs using an admin-level user's password) it requires the root password for things like running Synaptic. After searching high and low I found a solution that works, at least on GNOME 2.x and MATE. ... _password/

Basically you install the gksu package and then issue these commands:
sudo update-alternatives --set libgksu-gconf-defaults /usr/share/libgksu/debian/gconf-defaults.libgksu-sudo
sudo update-gconf-defaults
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Re: Graphical sudo on Debian

Sat May 19, 2012 2:15 am

I always wondered what gksudo was for. I just thought the only difference was typing in your admin password in the gui, instead of the terminal. I didn't realize their was a practical function to it.
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