Easy solution for Root password problem

Richard Dennis Colbert Jr richard at venuspcservice.com
Thu Jan 26 17:24:42 UTC 2006

There is a real easy way to enable Nautilus to run as root using the 
sudo command using a Launcher on your desktop. Here is how to do it:

1.) Go to an open space on your desktop and RIGHT MOUSE CLICK
2.) Left click on "Create Launcher"
3.) Entire the following information:
    Name: Nautilus (run as root)
    Generic Name: Nautilus
    Comment: Launches Nautilus as root using the sudo command
    Command: sudo /usr/bin/nautilus
    Type: Application
    Icon: what ever you want to use
4.) Check the "Run in terminal" option, otherwise it will time out 
waiting for a password. This option will open a terminal, ask for a 
password, then once entered open Nautilus as root. Once you close 
Nautilus the terminal window closes automatically.

**NOTE: be careful with the files and permissions when using Nautilus as 

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