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    Default Gnome (Nautilus Super User Priviledges)

    I am new to Gnome, I thought I'd give it a try as I have been using KDE for about 5 months or so. In KDE when I wanted to make changes to the ROOT directory in Dolphin it would prompt me to enter the root password however in Nautilus I'm not getting that option.

    Is there just a simple thing I am overseeing or is there something I need to tinker with. I have only had it installed for a day but have been searching for the answer for a few hours now. I have found some work arounds which unfortunately do not work. Any advice would be great.

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    Default Re: Gnome (Nautilus Super User Priviledges)

    To edit files in root folders,
    in a normal user terminal do this
    Eg;
    gnomesu gedit /etc/fstab
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    Perfect! I wasn't aware that gnomesu was the command that I needed. Thanks a ton I can achieve what I need with that command, however is there a way that I can just enter the root password whenever I want to make a change whilst in the file manager or do I need to access it via the terminal? I can always just make a link to it if needs be but was wondering if there isn't just a way to make the changes when I'm trying to access the Root folder in the file manager.

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    Default Re: Gnome (Nautilus Super User Priviledges)

    I don't use gnome.
    But I made a super user launcher for kwrite (like gedit).

    Though I seldom use it. It's just as easy to open a terminal and type away.

    Right click menu
    Go to the location you want to create it
    Add new Item
    Call it gedit superuser
    command: gnomesu gedit

    you can add an icon too
    save
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    Default Here is a way to make a icon for SU Nautilus

    Free Fractal Wallpapers
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    Wilson, thanks for the post, I did this earlier before reading your post, feels great to have figured it out on your own. But thanks for taking the time to post, I appreciate it.

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    Awesome.

    Thank you so much. Great info and well documented for noobie like me.

    D.

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