Re: Graphical sudo
For KDE, the command used to be "kdesu" - it might still be.
Originally Posted by jsvidyad
The reason to use those instead of sudo for graphical applications is all down to the effect on the .Xauthority file. If you use 'sudo' for graphical programs, there's a risk of it modifying the permissions or ownership of the .Xauthority file and causing you to be unable to log in next time (until you fix the permissions).
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.