Bug#583137: Root can't use systemsettings within normal user's session.
Running kdesu systemsettings in KRunner gives an old bug of a blank systemsettings with a "No views found" pop-up that says, "System Settings was unable to find any views, and hence has nothing to display." Running systemsettings as root in Konsole within the normal user's session only gives the following output: systemsettings(27333): KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the D-Bus session server: "Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken."
systemsettings(27331): KUniqueApplication: Pipe closed unexpectedly.
I had reinstalled Debian w/ KDE, restored my previous /etc and a couple files in /usr, booted up to nothing in /usr and installed again without restoring /etc or /usr. Debian prompted me to transfer my previous "KDE3" settings in an "upgrade", mistaking an almost fresh install whose only exception was the /home partition. Maybe I should just do another fresh install and format home, too.
-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Versions of packages systemsettings depends on:
ii kdebase-runtime 4:4.4.4-1 runtime components from the offici
ii libc6 2.11.2-2 Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii libfontconfig1 2.8.0-2.1 generic font configuration library
ii libkdecore5 4:4.4.4-2 the KDE Platform Core Library
ii libkdeui5 4:4.4.4-2 the KDE Platform User Interface Li
ii libkhtml5 4:4.4.4-2 the KHTML Web Content Rendering En
ii libkio5 4:4.4.4-2 the Network-enabled File Managemen
ii libknewstuff2-4 4:4.4.4-2 the "Get Hot New Stuff" v2 Library
ii libknewstuff3-4 4:4.4.4-2 the "Get Hot New Stuff" v3 Library
ii libkutils4 4:4.4.4-2 various utility classes for the KD
ii libplasma3 4:4.4.4-2 the Plasma Library for the KDE Pla
ii libqt4-dbus 4:4.6.3-1 Qt 4 D-Bus module
ii libqt4-xml 4:4.6.3-1 Qt 4 XML module
ii libqtcore4 4:4.6.3-1 Qt 4 core module
ii libqtgui4 4:4.6.3-1 Qt 4 GUI module
ii libstdc++6 4.4.4-6 The GNU Standard C++ Library v3
ii libx11-6 2:1.3.3-3 X11 client-side library
systemsettings recommends no packages.
systemsettings suggests no packages.
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