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How to use beesu on fedora (the gksu alternative)?

asked 2017-03-12 08:04:05 -0500

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I'm on fedora 25 gnome, I installed beesu and beesu-nautilus-manager as an alternative for gksu

When I try to open an application using beesu it asks me to enter root password, I do that, it says it's wrong, but it isn't.

Do I need save my password in seahorse - password and keys application in fedora in order for beesu to work? If so, how to do that?

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answered 2017-03-12 08:18:31 -0500

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updated 2017-03-12 08:48:06 -0500

this is a wayland problem... This is an intentional design decision of wayland, see Bug 1274451

Graphical applications can't be run as root from terminal

It is not possible to start graphical apps under the root account from terminal when using su or sudo. Apps which use polkit to request administrator permissions for just certain operations and only when needed are not affected (they are not started as root right away). The discussion is ongoing about the best approach to take, see bug 1274451 and "On running gui applications as root" thread in fedora-devel mailing list.

taken from this :

However beesu is available in fedora 25 repo but is obsolet and decrapeted for this behavior, see this bug : 1398940


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