[kde-linux] KDESU doesn't work again with 4.10

James Tyrer jrtyrer at earthlink.net
Tue Apr 23 19:33:50 UTC 2013

On 04/23/2013 12:21 AM, Dale wrote:
> James Tyrer wrote:
>> On 04/20/2013 11:01 PM, Dale wrote:
>>> I still use Konqueror as root too.  I have a menu item set up this way.
>>> For command:  "kfmclient openProfile filemanagement" and then I set it
>>> to run as user root under advanced.  It works even after the upgrade and
>>> has worked for quite a while now.
>>> When I select the item, it asks for the root password and then opens
>>> Konqueror with root access.  This may be a different way but maybe you
>>> can use that as a guide.
>> IIUC, this is a KDE extension to the standard, or was a KDEism that
>> was never included in the standard.  Either way, it is not in the
>> standard, so I stopped using it.  I find that I can not find any
>> documentation for it and no longer remember the exact syntax.
>> Could you please post a quote from your desktop file?
> I just changed mine in the K menu then put a copy on the little kicker
> thingy.  I been using that since the old KDE3 days and it works fine
> here.  I actually found it on the KDE website somewhere.  I just copied
> the settings and command from there.

BTW, when you make changes to you KDE menu, 'desktop' files for that 
user are created in:


So, the changes to the 'desktop' file are KDE extensions:


So, now I need help.  I have this 'desktop' file:


[Desktop Entry]
Exec=kfmclient openProfile filemanagement
GenericName=File Manager
Name=Konqueror root


created by the menu editor.  The KDESU window open, I enter the root 
password, click the button, the window disappears, and nothing further 
happens.  No Konqueror and no error box.

Thanks for your assistance so far.

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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