Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: gksudo missing

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Beans
    801
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    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)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu Development Release

    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.

    Regards.
    It is a machine. It is more stupid than we are. It will not stop us from doing stupid things.
    Ubuntu user #33,200. Linux user #530,530


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    London, England
    Beans
    6,128
    Distro
    Xubuntu

    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    SW Forida
    Beans
    Hidden!
    Distro
    Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    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?
    For more info on UEFI boot install & repair - Regularly Updated :
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2147295
    Please use Thread Tools above first post to change to [Solved] when/if answered completely.

  5. #5

    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

  6. #6

    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

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Summerwind
    Beans
    11,654
    Distro
    Ubuntu

    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.
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can."

    Ubuntu Documentation Search: Popular Pages
    Ubuntu: Security Basics
    Ubuntu: Manual

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •