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

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at gmx.at
Tue Nov 10 14:09:52 UTC 2009

On Tuesday, 2009-11-10, Jan Simonson wrote:

> I have followed this discussion as I have the same problem on a Fedora10
>  box with KDE 4.3.2 fully updated:
> When I change the command line in the program page in the Dolphin desktop
>  file to:
> kdesu 'dolphin %i -caption "%c" %u'
> I get a request for root password and then Dolphin runs as root. However,
>  when trying to invoke kwrite on any file I get:
> KDEInit kunde inte starta "/usr/bin/kwrite" which translates to KDEInit
>  could not start "/usr/bin/kwrite"
> Starting Dolphin from a root shell when logged in as another user gives the
>  same result with some additional output after Dolphin is closed:
> [root at oden ~]# dolphin
> [root at oden ~]# kDebugStream called after destruction (from void
> KDirWatchPrivate::removeEntry(KDirWatch*, KDirWatchPrivate::Entry*,
> KDirWatchPrivate::Entry*) file
> /builddir/build/BUILD/kdelibs-4.3.2/kio/kio/kdirwatch.cpp line 901)
> Cancelled INotify (fd 10, 1) for "/root/.local/share"

Can you try running
dbus-launch dolphin
in the root shell?

I.e. explicitly starting a D-Bus session bus for the root session and running 
Dolphin with that.
Could help to narrow down the problem.

Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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