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varaonaid
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"Superuser" mode?

Postby varaonaid » Sat Apr 28, 2007 11:02 pm

Hi,

I have a question. I've been moving over to Linux from Windows and finally found a home with Mint KDE (love it!). However, there's one feature from a previous distro that I miss: a superuser mode for browsing files. I can do a little of the command line stuff but sometimes, I just really miss "drag and drop". However, the permissions issues get in the way and I'm not sure how to, for lack of a better explanation, drag and drop in "sudo" mode. If anyone could offer any insights and help on this, I would be most appreciative!

Thanks so much!

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Postby Patrialt » Sun Apr 29, 2007 12:46 am

you should be able to just right click any folder/drive on your desktop, and select "open as root", i may be wrong, im not running Mint KDE at the moment.

[edit:] you should also be able to open konsole and type "kdesu konqueror"

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Postby clem » Sun Apr 29, 2007 4:35 am

This is actually a feature that was missing in Bianca Gnome but that we put in Bianca KDE. Open the menu, go to System and choose "Krusader - root mode".

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Postby telic » Sun Apr 29, 2007 5:21 am

This superuser functionality is easily added to GNOME Bianca, for any file manager.

Use the Preferences > Menu Layout section to add the command gksu nautilus as a menu item, for example.

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Postby varaonaid » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:32 am

Thanks SO much! You solved it for me. It's exactly what I was looking for.

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Re: "Superuser" mode?

Postby scorp123 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:22 am

varaonaid wrote:a superuser mode for browsing files. I can do a little of the command line stuff but sometimes, I just really miss "drag and drop".
I strongly advise against this ... One accidental "drag & drop" in the wrong place and your system is hosed :wink:

Trust me ... when I started with Linux back in 1996 I also had to learn it the hard way ... :D


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