I am using FreeBSD 7-Release, just got it up and running and XFCE. In FreeBSD one cannot log in as root, when I try to access certain menu-listed programs, such as System/Shared Folders, I am not allowed to do so, only root can access that menu option.
If I can't log in as root, how do I access these root-only programs from the menu?
I don't have my FreeBSD box at hand now, but this should do:
install sudo and gksu from the ports,
configure gksu to be gksudo,
add yourself to the admin group e.g. by sudo users-admin.
Do you know how to get the terminal/consoles more linuxish under FreeBSD?