[Mono-list] Administrator privileges for my App when running from MonoVS

ivancmz ivancmz at yahoo.com
Mon May 17 18:42:28 EDT 2010

We're new to linux development, and we're porting our application to run on
Mono on Linux. I use Visual Studio on my Windows PC and deploy on a
VirtualBox Linux VM with OpenSuse 11.1. But copying the app from windows to
my linux VM it's a tedious process, so I'm testing out the Mono Tools for
Visual Studio.

Our application uses the serial port to communicate with an external
embedded device, and from what I've seen, in order to have access to the
serial port, it needs Administrator privileges.

In a terminal window I can use the "su" command before entering "mono
myapp.exe" and I can get access to the serial port (kinda... I can send data
but I cant receive it, that's another story). 

But when I'm using Mono Tools for Visual Studio, and run my app remotely
from visual studio it doesn't have administrator privileges, so I can't get
access to the serial port... is there a way of making this work?

Is there a way I can make my app request administrator privileges like, for
example, Yast does when you run it showing you this prompt for the root
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