How to launch Zenmap as root from the Ubuntu ‘Applications’ menu

Issue: After installing Zenmap under Ubuntu; you attempt to launch it from the ‘Applications’ menu, and receive an error that you are running Zenmap as a nonroot user.

Fix: To fix this issue, simply

1. Right-click on the Applications menu and choose ‘Edit Menus’.


2. Right-click on ‘Zenmap’ and choose ‘Properties’.


3. Change to ‘Command’ field to: ‘gksu zenmap %F’.


The ‘gksu’ command can be prefixed to any Gnome launcher to run as a root user.


About jasontarby

Enterprise Architect / Network Engineer at SRA International, Inc.
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