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    drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    How do I drag and drop with no Root access except via
    sudo -s or sudo passwd root
    other linux systems you login to root when required.

    Thanks for your responses I was trying to get wifi working on a Dell 802.11g True Mobile 1370 using BCM43xx 14e4:4318 some forum help said download files then copy them into Ubuntu 8.04 file system ie.root then req.
    I currently dual boot on this laptop with Vista Ultimate.
    Last edited by thelure; September 29th, 2008 at 09:32 PM. Reason: Direct thanks for help

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    Re: drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    You could try "gksudo nautilus" in a terminal

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    Re: drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    Not sure what you're asking here, but you might try making a desktop launcher with the following command:

    gksudo nautilus

    When you double click on it you will have a nautilus session running where you can drop and drag files.

    Bill

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    Re: drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    what do you need to drag'n'drop as root? Normally you don't have to do any such thing.

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    Re: drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    Be careful moving files around as root.

    Maybe for now linking folders may be a tad bit safer? That can be done with a middle-click drag and drop, choose the option to create a link from the menu that pops up when you drop.

    GL

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    Re: drag & drop files folders with Ubuntu

    Quote Originally Posted by hyper_ch View Post
    what do you need to drag'n'drop as root? Normally you don't have to do any such thing.
    If you don't know the commands to use, or are a very slow typist, or just don't like using the command line, it can be much easier to use gksudo nautilus instead.

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