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

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 10 10:29:26 UTC 2009

Dale wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I log into KDE 4 whenever there is a update to something just to see
> what is working and what issues still remain.  This is hopefully going
> to be the catch all thread for me.  Right now, I have two things that I
> want to work on.  There are others but this is two biggies.  I will say
> that after this last update, it is looking pretty darn cool. 
> I'm using Gentoo.  I have both KDE 3.5 and KDE 4 installed.  After
> yesterday, I have the latest updates that are available through Gentoo. 
> Here are the versions of some of the software that may help in this:
> sqlite-2.8.16-r4
> sqlite-3.6.18
> kdelibs-4.3.3
> akonadi-server-1.2.1 
> akonadi-4.3.3
> This is all the dbus related stuff:
> dbus-glib-0.76 (0)
> dbus-qt3-old-0.70 (0)
> dbus-python-0.83.0-r1 (0)
> dbus-1.2.3-r1 (0)
> qt-dbus-4.5.3-r1 (4)
> If it matters,
> gcc-4.4.2
> Problem one, I used to use Konqueror as root to edit config files and
> such.  I have to be root to do this.  I set Dolphin up to run as root
> and it comes up fine.  I even like the look so far.  The last time I
> tried this it wouldn't even open a folder, directory or whatever you
> want to call it.  It does after this latest update today.  I assume that
> got fixed.  However, if I got to a directory like /etc ,which is owned
> by root, and try to open a text file, I get a error.  It won't let me
> copy and paste so it is a screen shot.  It basically complains about
> Klauncher and dbus.  Screen shot is attached as screenshot1.
Does it work if you open a Konsole and start it with:

	kdesu dolphin


Note that if you don't have a link that "kdesu" is, for some strange
reason" buried as: "$KDEDIR/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu".  If you don't have
a link, you might want to make one.  Name it kdesu4 if you still have
KDE-3 on the system.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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