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Old 11th January 2006, 03:49 AM
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How to run gDesklets in root session?

Hi everyone!
I've installed gDesklets, and I can't make it run in the root session. Here is the error:
Code:
You're running gDesklets for the first time.
gDesklets will start a requirements check now...

Checking requirements:
 - sys ... found
 - xml.parsers.expat ... found
 - xml.sax ... found
 - gtk ... found
 - ORBit ... found
 - bonobo.ui ... found
Requirements checking done. Your system looks ok!
You must NOT run gDesklets as super user (root).
Is there any workaround for this problem?
Thank you.
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Old 11th January 2006, 07:17 AM
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A lot of apps refuse to run as root because this can result in security problems etc. Whats wrong with using your normal user account.
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Old 11th January 2006, 07:51 AM
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I agree with you reddazz.
I've a n00b in Linux, I've done alot of system-wide changes everyday (installing software, configuring services...) to learn about Linux, I've also known that logging in as root is not a good pratice too. I just want to know if there is a workaround for this problem. Maybe I will log in as a normal user next day.
Thank for your comments.
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Old 13th January 2006, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by cr4ck3r
I agree with you reddazz.
I've a n00b in Linux, I've done alot of system-wide changes everyday (installing software, configuring services...) to learn about Linux, I've also known that logging in as root is not a good pratice too. I just want to know if there is a workaround for this problem. Maybe I will log in as a normal user next day.
Thank for your comments.
I'm afraid if an app checks that you are root first before running, then you won't be able to do much about this unless you do some hacking on the program. Everything that you need to do as root can be done from your normal user account. When you need to be root for a short while, you can use the "su" command. Some file managers like Konqueror have a superuser mode which can be accessed from the kmenu.
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