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Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle

terminal1I’m gonna keep this one super brief. Here’s the deal: ‘gksu’ (the once recommended way to run GUI apps as root) was deprecated in favour of ‘pkexec’, a graphical fronted for PolicyKit, several years back. Ubuntu no longer ships with gksu installed. For all its benefits there’s a big ol’  “problem” with pkexec: it’s a total butt-ache to use […]

This post, Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.