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    Default gksu, wherefore art thou?

    I am really liking 11.2. I really really wish Novell would get off their tukus and finally hire a top notch marketing dept. (I have been with Novell since back in the Netware days and they have lacked serious marketing since way back then.) 11.2 is practically a home run in my books.

    However, I do have a concern that is serious to me. The seeming absence of gksu. This is a valuable tool especially in Xfce and other non-kde environments.

    I have been trying to find information on why I am not seeing gksu as part of the newest implementation of opensuse and the answer is not forthcoming, so I come here to see if there may be someone to shed light on the subject for me.

    It is disappointing enough to see gdm so mutilated as to lose the theming and customization, but to lose such a special tool in gksu is very confusing to me.

    If we can regain this, I for one would be so appreciative.

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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    If you do a search in Yast-webpin you will find it.

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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbearomaha
    I am really liking 11.2. I really really wish Novell would get off
    their tukus and finally hire a top notch marketing dept. (I have been
    with Novell since back in the Netware days and they have lacked serious
    marketing since way back then.) 11.2 is practically a home run in my
    books.

    However, I do have a concern that is serious to me. The seeming
    absence of gksu. This is a valuable tool especially in Xfce and other
    non-kde environments.

    I have been trying to find information on why I am not seeing gksu as
    part of the newest implementation of opensuse and the answer is not
    forthcoming, so I come here to see if there may be someone to shed
    light on the subject for me.

    It is disappointing enough to see gdm so mutilated as to lose the
    theming and customization, but to lose such a special tool in gksu is
    very confusing to me.

    If we can regain this, I for one would be so appreciative.

    Big Bear
    Hi
    You can use gnomesu or xdg-su -c for gdm it needs to be done manually
    now if you wish to tweak;
    http://forums.opensuse.org/install-b...ed-11-1-a.html

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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    thank you, I don't know If I really want to downgrade gdm. for most of my uses, the biggest concern is having the faces options allowing users to choose their user name and then type their password and this gdm does that.

    the gnome-su I will have to try, my biggest reason is for added on Xfce environments, but xdg will work there as well I know.

    Big Bear
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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    Quote Originally Posted by bigbearomaha
    thank you, I don't know If I really want to downgrade gdm. for most of
    my uses, the biggest concern is having the faces options allowing users
    to choose their user name and then type their password and this gdm does
    that.

    the gnome-su I will have to try, my biggest reason is for added on Xfce
    environments, but xdg will work there as well I know.

    Big Bear
    Hi
    No need to downgrade...?? http://forums.opensuse.org/2108064-post8.html
    You just need to run commands manually on the existing install.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigbearomaha View Post
    thank you, I don't know If I really want to downgrade gdm. for most of my uses, the biggest concern is having the faces options allowing users to choose their user name and then type their password and this gdm does that.

    the gnome-su I will have to try, my biggest reason is for added on Xfce environments, but xdg will work there as well I know.

    Big Bear
    I think if you have xfce xdgsu -c will be present and ready to use.

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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    No need to downgrade...?? openSUSE Forums - View Single Post - How to Downgrade GDM in openSuse 11.2 to one used in 11.1
    You just need to run commands manually on the existing install.

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    that is very handy. bookmarked. thank you very much.

    Big Bear
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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    kdesu works fine
    Cheers, Big Ears!

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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    I guess that's perspective. I've only found kde useful when I can't get a real DE to run.



    Big Bear
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    Default Re: gksu, wherefore art thou?

    btw, I am only giving a 'tweak' back to the one I got about kdesu. This is by no means an invitation to start a kde/gnome thing. I actually intended to come back and erase my comment but I realized I can't. please let the kde/gnome comments go by.

    Big Bear
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