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Re: [opensuse] Run a menu item as root
  • From: Leendert Meyer <leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 23:03:50 +0100
  • Message-id: <200612202303.51358.leen.meyer@xxxxxxx>
On Wednesday 20 December 2006 22:44, Peter Cannon wrote:
> Hi All
>
> I've installed Arkeia smart backup on opensuse 10.2, I run Gnome
> desktop and have added the launcher to the menu list (
> /usr/bin/arkeiasb ) How do I make it run as root?
>
> Under KDE you had the option to run as a different user i.e root
> but that seems to not be available under Gnome. I tried su -
> /usr/bin/arkeiasb but that failed to work, I can start the GUI as
> a normal user but I need to run as root.

In KDE, instead of su, I would use kdesu.

I know GNOME has (used to have?) something similar, probably gnomesu
(that's in my /opt/gnome/bin/).

Run it in an xterm to see the options if you need to.

Cheers,

Leen
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