no run as root in menu in hardy

Asked by Loell Anthony Erecre on 2008-03-30

in hardy beta, there is no option or menu entry to run wireshark as root, this used to be available in gutsy,
this function is quite handy.

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2008-03-30

Try this in terminal, "gksu -u root /usr/bin/wireshark" or create a shortcut with the command...

Seems to be a question, not a bug...

"How can I add Wireshark (as roo)t to the Gnome Menu?"

Right click the Gnome Menu, Edit Menu, see if Wireshark (as Root) is listed under Internet and check it's box if it is.
If not, use the "gksu -u root /usr/bin/wireshark" command as a "New Item" and place where you like in the menu.
Have fun!

Old_Soldier (charles.davis) said : #3

As above. If you feel there should be a run as root item installed in the menu you can always contact the package maintainer and ask why it wasnt put in Hardy's packaging.

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