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Re: Can't run apps as root in KDE

On Friday 01 July 2011 20:07:25 T Elcor wrote:
> Hi,
> Am having problems running KDE apps as root. To reproduce:
> 1. Open the KDE Menu Editor
> 2. Setup a new app item (for example, copy and paste Konqueror to
> Konqueror-2) 3. Goto the "Advanced" tab and check the "Run as a different
> user" checkbox 4. Type "root" in the username box
> 5. Save changes
> 6. Run Konqueror-2 from the KDE Kickoff Application Laucher.
> Konqueror-2 shows up briefly in the applicaton panel at the bottom but it
> doesn't run.
> Any ideas? Thanks
> # uname -a
> Linux testbox 2.6.32-5-amd64 #1 SMP Wed Jan 12 03:40:32 UTC 2011 x86_64
> GNU/Linux

Have you tried;
 alt+F2 to get krunner (I think that it is called), then enter:
kdesu <application-that-you-want-to-run-as-root> <enter>
enter root password when asked.

Does this cause the same problem?


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