How to run GUI admin tools remotely?
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Mon Jan 26 01:46:59 UTC 2009
Chris G wrote:
>> 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.
*sigh* I remember the good old days when this used to be so easy....
Use either sudo -s or su -m to get root console, as I explained in my
Then run ck-launch-session (That's part of Policy Kit / Consolekit,
which gnome-admin utilities now use to grant permissions)
once ck-launch-session is running, you should be able to execute the
gnome GUI admin tools as root and unlocked.
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