Running GUI package manager over a vnc connection on Fedora 10.

Leland C. Scott lscott130088mi at
Tue Mar 17 03:41:38 UTC 2009

I setup a PC to use remotely when I'm out of town using VNC over a ssh 
connection. The problems trying to edit files requiring root access, and no 
GUI, is one thing I can deal with. The application package manager GUI 
telling me it won't run because I'm on a remote console is just plain 
stupid. This is something I'm is likely to do be doing frequency. Yeah maybe 
a CL workaround exists but I like the convenience of the GUI. At least on 
the older box I have setup, Fedora 8, all it asked me for was the root 
password then did its thing.

Is there anyway to get this to work in the above type setup on Fedora 10 
with the Gnome desktop? The VNC part works just fine.

Leland C. Scott

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