kpassworddialog, kdesu

John Tapsell johnflux at
Wed Jan 31 15:47:28 GMT 2007

Ah excellent :-)

Btw, it's currently not very clear whether you are supposed to type in
the root password, or type in your own password (for when you use

Also, what do you think about being able to specify multiple users?
For example if user 'johnflux' wants to kill a process by 'aseigo',
kdesu could let me chose whether to enter aseigo's password, or root's
password.  Either would have sufficient privileges.  (with modern
security frameworks, it might even be more complicated than that)

On 31/01/07, Aaron J. Seigo <aseigo at> wrote:
> On Wednesday 31 January 2007 8:04, John Tapsell wrote:
> >   Does this mean kdesu works now?  I use it in ksysguard and it would
> > be nice to finish off that code :-)
> the kdesu app seems to, yes. =)
> other bonuses are that kdesu now uses KPasswordDialog and doesn't pop up a
> dialog on top of the dialog when there's an error. i -hate- nested modal
> dialogs and so have added a showErrorMessage method to KPasswordDialog that
> allows the dialog to show a failure reason -in- the password dialog. whee.
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