How to run GUI admin tools remotely?

Nils Kassube kassube at
Sun Jan 25 19:45:35 UTC 2009

Chris G wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 05:38:03PM +0100, Nils Kassube wrote:
> > Login to the remote machine via SSH with the command
> >
> > ssh -X user at server
> >
> > with user and server set appropriately. Then run the command
> >
> > gksu services-admin
> >
> > to start the program as root.
> Well, the program comes up on my desktop but the "Unlock" button is
> greyed out so I can't actually do anything with it.

Sorry, I can't help you there - I don't know services-admin but I suppose 
the problem is specific to that program. You could check if graphical root 
access works with gksu e.g. with this command:

gksu gedit /root/test.txt


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