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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:26 pm    Post subject: fluxbox - run apps as root dialog [SOLVED] Reply with quote

Hi all !

I recently moved to fluxbox from gnome3 ! And i'm loving it, until now !

With gnome3, every time i had to run an application as root (ie virt-manager), a dialog window would appear asking for the root password and granting my user privileges - this case, to connect to libvirtd.
I think this would be gksu or something like it.

How can i accomplish this with fluxbox ?

I have policykit in my USE flags ! What agent (if any) do i must install or having started at boot so i can have some sort of dialog asking for permissions ?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just emerge gnome-extra/polkit-gnome and added to my fluxbox startup
Code:

 /usr/libexec/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1 &


Enabled polkit.service and console-kit-daemon.service in systemd

Everything works !

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To run programs as root, or any other user, for that matter, I simply use sudo.

I have a menu item (~/.fluxbox/menu)
Code:
[exec] (Xterm) {xhost +; sudo -i -A -p 'xterm on %h by %u as %U' /usr/bin/xterm -j -cm || xmessage -buttons "Ok" "Failed."}

I have installed
Code:
net-misc/ssh-askpass-fullscreen

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lyallp wrote:
To run programs as root, or any other user, for that matter, I simply use sudo.

I have a menu item (~/.fluxbox/menu)
Code:
[exec] (Xterm) {xhost +; sudo -i -A -p 'xterm on %h by %u as %U' /usr/bin/xterm -j -cm || xmessage -buttons "Ok" "Failed."}

I have installed
Code:
net-misc/ssh-askpass-fullscreen


Thank you for your reply, but that only works with SSH or does it work also for any other program ?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2014 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ssh-askpass-fullscreen works just fine with sudo, as described.

Either set SUDO_ASKPASS environment variable in /etc/env.d/99ssh_askpass OR set /etc/sudo.conf
Code:
Path askpass /usr/bin/ssh-askpass-fullscreen
. Either way makes it globally available to all users.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lyallp wrote:
ssh-askpass-fullscreen works just fine with sudo, as described.

Either set SUDO_ASKPASS environment variable in /etc/env.d/99ssh_askpass OR set /etc/sudo.conf
Code:
Path askpass /usr/bin/ssh-askpass-fullscreen
. Either way makes it globally available to all users.


Hi !

Thank you ! I've setup the environment variable, configured SUDO and now I execute virt-manager using sudo -A virt-manager and everything works just fine ! Thank you !

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