Only can use root access in terminal

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http://forums.fedoraforum.org – Hi peeps... you may have seen my apper post... you may have not.... anyways... turns out anything that needs root access WILL NOT let me use the root password to access unless I'm using the terminal.... This is starting to really wind me up cause I'm unable to install software unless its via the terminal ( no real biggy but i have to know what I'm looking for to install it rather than picking from a list...) I needed to open some ports in my firewall to use Playstation media server and I'm unable to use the gui firewall program as I could never seem to get the commands right top open (HowTos)