Tom H tomh0665 at
Mon Jun 9 11:13:57 UTC 2014

On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 1:57 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
> Doug wrote:
>> I hate to be blunt about it, but the answer is to find a distro that
>> doesn't lock you out of root. PCLinuxOS is one such. You'll still have
>> to put in a password to
>> become the admin, or to load programs from Synaptic, but you do have
>> the opportunity, which, as I understand it, you do not have in
>> Ubuntu.
> That isn't true, of course. You can use sudo to run command line tools
> with root privileges and gksudo or kdesudo (depending on your desktop)
> for graphical applications. Just because something works different than
> on your prefered Linux distribution doesn't mean it isn't possible.
> Please look at <> for details.

And pkexec (since gksu/gksudo are theoretically deprecated).

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