Krusader root mode in Gnome

Does anyone know how to start up Krusader in root mode when using Gnome? If I run it from the “Krusader Root Mode” icon, it does not ask for the root password and opens up in standard mode.
I do not want to run my gnome session in root mode, since firefox will not run in root mode.
Thanks for your consideration.

I see that the command used in KDE to start krusader is:

krusader -caption "%c" %i %m

The description says root mode, but it only happens because the KDE menu option “Run as A Different User” is selected and set for root. In KDE this would have the same result as changing the command to:

kdesu krusader -caption "%c" %i %m

And then not run as a different user. So, is there an equivalent in gnome for kdesu which is like the terminal command su. I can suggest a script file that can do this for you if you like. Keep in mind if you can not execute a run command using krusader and get it to run as a normal user, it may not work at all under Gnome.

Thank You,

try gnomesu krusader

it is best to never log into Gnome as root…and never under any
circumstance run Firefox as root…

more: you should never log into KDE/Gnome/XFCE or any other *nix-like
graphical user interface desktop environment as root…

doing so 1) opens you up to several different security problems, 2)
too many too easy ways to damage your system no matter how careful
your actions (example: just browsing in your home directory while
logged into KDE/Gnome/etc as root can lock you out later as yourself
due to permissions damage), 3) and, anyway logging into KDE/etc as
root is never required to do any and all administrative duties…

so, always log in as yourself, and “become root” by using a root
powered application (like YaST, File Manager Superuser Mode) or using
“su -”, sudo, kdesu, or gnomesu in a terminal to launch whatever tool
is needed (like Kwrite to edit a config file)…read more on all that
here:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-runtime/userguide/root.html
http://tinyurl.com/ydbwssh
http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

So DenverD, if we changed the menu command to:

gnomesu krusader -caption "%c" %i %m

In Gnome, this would run krusader as a root user?

Thank You,

jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> So DenverD, if we changed the menu command to:
> --------------------
> gnomesu krusader -caption “%c” %i %m
> --------------------
> In Gnome, this would run krusader as a root user?

i have no idea what those trailing switches do, but i just tried

gnomesu krusader

and that launched a root powered Krusader here, and it should there
UNLESS gnomesu is issued in a root terminal…(assuming you have Gnome
basics installed, if not try kdesu krusader :slight_smile:

try it with the switches, and see if it works…i certainly wouldn’t
expect it to harm anything!!


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

jdmcdaniel3 wrote:
> So DenverD, if we changed the menu command to:
>
>
> Code:
> --------------------
> gnomesu krusader -caption “%c” %i %m
> --------------------
> In Gnome, this would run krusader as a root user?
>
> Thank You,
>
>
WAIT, i didn’t read your question closely enough…and, now see your
“menu command” and i see that that (without gnomesu) what you wrote IS
the menu command…then if i look at


man krusader

hmmmm…i look at it and conclude it was written by some MS
developers, or at least some who decided there is no good reason to
conform to the way man pages are usually written for *nix-like
operating systems…

by that, i mean i see a “-caption” switch in use, but not documented
in the man…

btw, i used Norton Commander in DOS and File Commander in Warp and
therefore LOVE Midnight Commander in an openSUSE terminal/konsole and
have no need for the click-click cycle wasting GUI version…pop a
console, type mc and go…

if it doesn’t find an mc try

zypper in mc


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

DenverD, the command string is a direct copy from the KDE default, so I don’t know for sure just what that does either. Some file mangers that are multipurpose do need these options to go into the right mode though. As for Midnight Commander, I also use it and was a user of Norton Commander many moons ago. More often than not, I fire up mc when I have managed to blowup my GUI though.

Thank You,