cant start gksu firefox
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 00:36:55 UTC 2010
>>> Can you explain why gksu is a bad idea and why gksudo is better?
>> gksu - executes as superuser using $HOME = /root
>> gksudo - executes your current environment e.g. $HOME=/home/$user but
>> with superuser priviliges.
> However, on Ubuntu:
> ~$ diff -as $(which gksu) $(which gksudo)
> Files /usr/bin/gksu and /usr/bin/gksudo are identical
> In fact:
> ~$ ls -l $(which gksudo)
> lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 4 2010-02-27 02:03 /usr/bin/gksudo -> gksu
> And if I've understood things correctly. on ubuntu gksu is originally
> wired to instead work like gksudo by default.
Using gksu or gksudo is the same thing.
You can use "-w" to use su-mode (IIRC, you need to have the root
password set) and you can use "-S" for sudo-mode (the default on
Ubuntu, see  below).
You can also use "-k" to preserve the environment.
 In gconf-editor, by default,
is set. If you untick it,
will require the root password.
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