[kde-linux] Where to send init X commands?

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 12 08:04:16 UTC 2009

Alain Mouette wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using KDE on Kubuntu 8.04. It has a very annoying setup that forces 
> me to issue
>    xhost +
> before any window runs as root.
> My question is: Where should I put a simple script to be run when KDE 
> has already started?
> FWIK, ~/.kde/Autostart is for x.desktop icons, right?
Actually, the issue is that this is an X issue so it would be best not 
to use the Autostart.

You don't need to write a script.  You should have a script:


just add the command at the end of it.

You may still run into the need to set DISPLAY despite the fact that you 
only have one X display open.

If you wish to run a KDE application as root from a Konsole, I would 
still recommend that you use the "kdesu" command.


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