How to install and configure gksu

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GKSu is a library that provides a Gtk+ frontend to su and sudo. When used outside a terminal emulator gksu displays a password dialog, and for this reason it is used in many graphical applications.


Arch Linux: sudo packer -S gksu or sudo yaourt -S gksu

Debian: sudo apt-get install gksu

Configuring gksu with sudo

  1. Run [c]gksu-properties[/c] to configure gksu to run with sudo
  2. Select [c]sudo[/c] from the drop down
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