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    Question gksudo missing

    Anyone notice that gksudo is NOT installed by default?

    Also once installed it fails to recognize password. If I execute a simplistic command ie
    Code:
    sudo ls
    then enter my password and then enter
    Code:
    gksudo bleachbit
    all is well.

    I suspect that installing gksudo after the install has caused it not to be associated correctly with my keyring, however I'm at a loss on how to fix (especially since the work around is secure)

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    Re: gksudo missing

    Yes. I noticed it. It was a bit strange because gksudo worked on a Raring install that was several months old but not on an install I put in a couple of weeks ago. I thought that I was developing forgetfulness in my old age. But once I installed gksudo then I have not had problems using it.

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    Re: gksudo missing

    I had noticed that gksu was broken - keeps asking for the password over and over.

    gksudo seems to be there by default in Xubuntu 13.04, and working fine.
    Last edited by The Cog; March 30th, 2013 at 04:14 PM.

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    Re: gksudo missing

    I vaguely remember a while back someone mentioning that some commands with gksudo or just gksudo do not work first time, but need a sudo command issued first, then it works?
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    Re: gksudo missing

    gksu was missing from some recent images though it's been returned.
    I know there was some mention of getting rid of gksu, maybe that's why it was removed & then returned as the replacement (pkexec) isn't ready yet (or just an inadvertent mistake

    From Sebastien Bacher (seb128) on 2013-03-15:
    > ..about gksudo (which should be <not> used nowadays, we are replacing it by pkexec in
    the standard desktop)
    Happen to have one of those installs, will maybe try it later & see if gksu can get working if installed
    (I just use a root terminal for such stuff

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    Re: gksudo missing

    Tried on that other install -
    After installing gksu had to open gksu-properties & change auth mode to sudo (defaults to su), then it worked fine
    So give that a try
    Code:
    gksu-properties

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    Re: gksudo missing

    I set up a Nautilus root launcher right after installation using gksudo nautilus via the main menu. gksudo (name) is working from the terminal also.
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