I was on the way to streamline my desktop and wanted to move some often used helpers to my quick launcher bar.
One of them is my ‘root’-terminal … well, Yes I do want to perform certain actions like fsck and apt-get on cmd-line without ‘sudo’. I know the risk of having a ‘root’-term!
Starting with Alt+F2 and:
gksu 'xterm -e top'
and after the password magically a small xterm with top do pop up.
More for the geeks:
gksu -u root '/usr/bin/xterm -T "root" -bg black -fg green -geometry 140x40'
And now as a launcher in my Quick Launcher bar:
/usr/bin/gksu -u root '/usr/bin/xterm -T "root" -bg black -fg green -geometry 140x40'
tada! it worked …