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2012-12-03 12:04:02 -0500 marked best answer no gksudo? so just su or sudo then?

Fedora doesn't have gksudo, because it uses PolicyKit instead. The short answer to your question is, yes, use sudo.

The long answer is, if you'd rather have a GUI prompt, either you or the maintainer of the application you want to run can implement PolicyKit rules. Docs start here: https://live.gnome.org/PolicyKit

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2012-12-03 12:02:40 -0500 commented answer no gksudo? so just su or sudo then?

oh, OK! Thank you! umm, would that be safe? i mean using sudo for a graphical application?

2012-12-03 11:56:18 -0500 commented answer no gksudo? so just su or sudo then?

isn't kdesu for KDE? wouldn't that require me to install KDE as well? sorry but one of the reasons why i moved was because i noticed that unity+ubuntu consumes a lot of memory space and so does KDE, installing GS on an ubuntu with unity as the out-of-the-box desktop environment may (or may not, but most of the time it does) render the OS unstable, and the GS+ubuntu isn't that mature yet so chances are it's still full of bugs. I plan on sticking with this one (Fedora desktop GS) longer than i did with ubuntu. But thanks for your rather quick reply!

2012-12-03 11:33:08 -0500 asked a question no gksudo? so just su or sudo then?

Hi, I'm a Fedora newbie, I'm trying to run some applications with GUI as root and for that I've gotten used to typing 'gksudo [command]'.

My question is how to run an app with GUI as root without using gksudo?

please help me, I just don't want to go back to Ubuntu.