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konsole: running konsole as root v. user using root console in konsole

Carl Brown <cbsled@verizon.net> writes:

> I made the stupid mistake of running an apt-get upgrade from a "Root
> Console - Konsole" session within KDE. This effectively prevented
> the upgrade of all KDE components in use at the time, while
> upgrading others. When KDE was restarted, it died of myriad
> complaints. Running the upgrade again from the _real_ root console
> solved the problem.

You won't have this problem if you use an alredy user-mode konsole and
pick New Root Console from the Session menu.  This is equivilent to su
-m from what I can tell.  I run aptitude all the time that way and
never have problems.

Paul Johnson
Linux.  You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.

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