[users]Help in desktop shortcut + root access

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Sat Aug 18 23:47:51 UTC 2007


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On Friday 17 August 2007 08:09:26 Ramprasad wrote:
> Hi,
> I installed a custom application as a local user.
> The desktop shortcut is created only for the root user.
> The local user must be able to access the desktop shortcut which is in
> root or been written to the local user desktop itself.
> Do we have some helper script to do this or is there a way in ubuntu
> that can allow desktop applications to be launched with root credentials ?
> How can this be done ? Please reply in verbose.
> Thanks in advance for your help !
> Ramprasad B

If the problem is just the desktop icon, then changing ther permissions would solve it:
#sudo chown USER:USER ~/Desktop/APP.desktop

Other then that 
#gksudo ~/Desktop/APP.desktop
would start the aplication with root permitions.

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