[kde-linux] KDE 4. Trying to get it working like I need it to.

Dale rdalek1967 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 9 13:18:08 UTC 2009

Andreev Sergei wrote:
>> I set it up sort of like in the old KDE.  I edited the menu so that it
>> would run as root when I click on Dolphin in the menu.  Basically, when
>> I click on Dolphin in the K menu, it pops up a box and asks for the root
>> password then opens up.  That part is just like in the old KDE.  I can
>> access my root directory so it is running as root.  It just won't open
>> anything.  I should have tried a picture and a pdf or something too but
>> I didn't think about it at the time.  I do have dbus running tho.  I
>> checked that just to make sure.
> Try to run Dolphin with 
> kdesudo dolphin
> or 
> kdesudo dbus-launch dolphin

Well that ran into something interesting:

bash: kdesudo: command not found

I do have kdesu tho.  I tried it and it asked me for the root password
and nothing after that.  No error or anything.

I then tried kdesu dbus-launch dolphin and it seems to work better but
it still doesn't open a text file.  It says this:

KDEinit could not launch '/usr/bin/kwrite'.

Hey, it's closer.  I then tried the 'run command' and selected to run it
as root and put in the password there instead of the pop up window.  It
launches but it still won't open anything. It's back to the Klauncher
error again.  This one won't even open a directory like before.  Makes
me wonder.

I went back to the run command and ran Konqueror as root.  It works
fine.  I can open files owned by root just like in KDE 3. 

It appears that I am doing something that KDE 4 is not expecting me to
do.  I may need to do this differently and just need to figure how. 
Then again, it could be that KDE is working on this and it just isn't
here yet.  It's not like KDE 4 is finished, they are just get started

This give any ideas?  Think of some other way I can do this?  Does it
just need a little more time?


:-)  :-) 

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