starting terminater directly as root-terminal

Asked by Berthold Humkamp on 2014-07-19

Hi, earlier I often used Root-Terminal in gnome, because the password could be easily saved in the gnome-keyring and therefor it was the easiest way for administration work.

Is it possible, to use terminator the same way and if so, may you point out, how to configure this?

Thanks,

timewulf

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Berthold Humkamp (timewulf) said : #1

One solution I found myself. Was a configuration of gnome, not of terminator itself:

Here the solution for others with similar problems:

The command is:
gksu -u root -l -D Rootinator terminator

or the same with gksudo

The easiest way is to put this as a kbd-shortcut, for example: CTRL+ALT+r
You can do this in: system-preferences-keyboard!

Another way is to create an entry in /usr/share/applications, but I didn't find the correct syntax until now!

Greetings,

timewulf

Berthold Humkamp (timewulf) said : #2

Now I found this too! Was a typo before!

This is my rootinator.desktop file, mostly copied from gksu.desktop!

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Root Terminator
Comment=Opens terminator as the root user, using gksudo to ask for the password
Encoding=UTF-8
Exec=gksudo -u root -l -D Rootinator /usr/bin/terminator
Icon=terminator
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=false
X-MultipleArgs=false
Type=Application
Categories=GTK;Utility;TerminalEmulator;System;