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Apr 8, 2011

When I started using Fedora (with Gnome) a week ago, I noticed a key symbol in the system tray, or however you call that in the linux world ;-). I can't remember what it was called, but it appeared after I loaded a program or administrative function that required root privileges. If I understand correctly there's a certain timeout after you put in the root password that allows you to run more than one program with elevated privileges so you don't have to put in the root password all the time. I remember reading somewhere that you can change that timeout. This key symbol basically was a "screw the timeout, i'm done being root".

This key symbol doesn't appear anymore though and I'd really like it back.
I'm pretty sure, I didn't do anything to make it go away, as I didn't play around with any security settings.

It was a little tricky to search for this as I can't recall the actual name of this... key thingy..

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PHP Code:


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BASH -v to enable verbose mode before executing a "su."
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