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Re: Sudo or not sudo?

... the first user will be able to use it to gain root access (currently, the user will be added to the sudo group). The system will also configure gksu and aptitude to use sudo. You should still verify group membership after logging in as the installed user. =========== zoli62>> Assigning a user ...
by zoli62
2019-11-10 16:15
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 26
Views: 330

Re: Sudo or not sudo?

... the first user will be able to use it to gain root access (currently, the user will be added to the sudo group). The system will also configure gksu and aptitude to use sudo. You should still verify group membership after logging in as the installed user. =========== zoli62>> Assigning a user ...
by cuckooflew
2019-11-10 13:51
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sudo or not sudo?
Replies: 26
Views: 330

Re: Weird behavior / admin privileges lost

... really not the person to ask overall. Haven't even bothered trying the pkexec junk on it. Personally for the time being have fallen back to using gksu. Others could explore stuff like lxqt-sudo, kdesu or whatever else suits a nixers fancy. Gksu is deprecated, gtk-gnome stuff anyway and known to ...
by Deb-fan
2019-11-05 01:23
 
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Weird behavior / admin privileges lost
Replies: 5
Views: 240

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

... no worries is good to hear people's opinions. Mine here is obvious though will eventually very likely embrace polkit and policy files but for now gksu/do suits me. Mentioned it was used forever without problems. The lack of maintenance and any security issues were present for quite awhile without ...
by Deb-fan
2019-11-01 14:02
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

wizard10000 wrote: Wonder how many folks here are running X as root?:D

Maybe they came from windows word?
by None1975
2019-11-01 13:51
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

Using a graphical editor with sudo, gksu{,do} or su-to-root runs the whole application with root privileges for the entire time it is open, that's why it's such a bad idea. Any bugs in the program or the underlying graphics stack will be exposed ...
by trinidad
2019-11-01 13:46
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

Who the heck thought that was a good idea? It looks like I'll be dumping LightDM soon and going back to using xinit . Quite a few people aren't going to be able to do this as X without a display manager requires a modesetting video driver. root has to launch the driver if the kernel can't. GDM star...
by wizard10000
2019-11-01 09:59
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

Lol ... this thread, as pretty much every gnu/Linux forum thread ... EVER, has jumped the topic track and headed off into let's talk about anything/everything territory. :D Also as usual I contributed more than my share of off-topicness too. :D So shall continue, I speculate and wonder, with X runni...
by Deb-fan
2019-11-01 02:29
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

wizard10000 wrote:Are you running X using a display manager that's not GDM? If so, X is running under the root account.

Who the heck thought that was a good idea? It looks like I'll be dumping LightDM soon and going back to using xinit.

Phil
by pcalvert
2019-11-01 02:21
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

... and the simple fix of chown'ing it back. Another reason newbish folks may want to keep a root account around. Obviously I've elected to keep using gksu, thing will likely remain working fine for the life of Buster if I want to use it and for now I do. Mentioned in previous posts, I've used the ...
by Deb-fan
2019-10-31 23:26
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

... invoke root (via gvfs) to save the file. Keep having to ask myself, what the hades am I missing here ?!?!? Using a graphical editor with sudo, gksu{,do} or su-to-root runs the whole application with root privileges for the entire time it is open, that's why it's such a bad idea. Any bugs in ...
by Head_on_a_Stick
2019-10-31 17:13
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

anticapitalista wrote:
wizard10000 wrote:
... If so, X is running under the root account. This is the reason I quit using display managers :)


Why is that so 'wrong' now in buster, but was perfectly acceptable in all previous Debian releases?

It was never acceptable, rootless X is a major improvement.
by Head_on_a_Stick
2019-10-31 17:05
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

Bulkley wrote:BTW, I use Openbox with Tint2 and keep this thing as simple as possible.


Same. openbox just works :)
by wizard10000
2019-10-31 15:42
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

Are you running X using a display manager that's not GDM? If so, X is running under the root account. This is the reason I quit using display managers :) I don't use a display manager. I log in with sx (alias for startx). That's one more thing I haven't been able to do with Buster. BTW, I use Openb...
by Bulkley
2019-10-31 15:04
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777

Re: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.

wizard10000 wrote:
... If so, X is running under the root account. This is the reason I quit using display managers :)


Why is that so 'wrong' now in buster, but was perfectly acceptable in all previous Debian releases?
by anticapitalista
2019-10-31 12:44
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My solution to gksu being deprecated/Buster.
Replies: 47
Views: 1777
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