Re: Why is there a difference between sudo and gksudo/kdesudo?
uh,.. i might me wrong, but there is no difference in effect. Both give sudo rights.
The difference is the terminal, as you say. gksudo gives the nice gnome-popup, sudo needs to be run from a terminal - and then has to be detached from that terminal to prevent the app closing when you close the terminal..
pressing alt-f2 and running sudo just will not work.
AFAIK that is the only diffecerence..
"Please choose a different password, the one you have chosen is in use by UID 1432"