Using QTCreator with Ubuntu 14.x

I am using the latest Ubuntu14 image to test some QT stuff. I cannot seem to be able to connect to the Bone from Qtcreator. I have a feeling it has to do with permissions as the Ubuntu does not have a root user. To connect to the device from QTcreator some root permission scripts are run on the target.
How do I go about getting this sorted out?