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Dolphin as superuser? [solved]

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Guest abraxas

Hi,

I have just switched from Ubuntu to Mandriva/KDE (2009) and am wondering how I can open a file manager in superuser mode.

Becoming superuser with

su

and then launching konqueror gives me a persistent error output of

Could not delete file file:///root/.kde4/share/apps/konqueror/autosave/owned_by.
, which I have no Idea how to stop.

I then tried

kdesu

, as I read in this Mandriva forum that kdesu would be the way of launching an application in superuser mode.

My terminal tells me, however that kdesu is a command it does not know.

 

Can someone tell me how to start dolhin, or konqueror in superuser mode?

 

Thanks

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kdesu foo

is the right way to launch KDE apps in superuser mode. If you get the msg that kdesu isn't a known command, then you are probably missing some KDE packages from your installation. I have the impression that kdesu is part of the kdeadmin stuff, but since I don't use Mandriva I may be wrong.

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This is a kde4 feature, not a bug, the kde4 designers want you to use policykit instead of kdesu, nevermind the fact that policykit hasn't been integrated into kde4 yet, they already hid kdesu to some obscure path (something like /usr/lib/kde4/bin/kdesu or something like that), I don't know where exactly and I am not using mdv at the moment either but it is this there...somewhere...

 

 

 

 

Alternatively try to launch dolphin with su - (notice the trailing minus sign)

Edited by ffi

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Guest abraxas
Alternatively try to launch dolphin with su - (notice the trailing minus sign)

Thanks, that did the trick!

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hate to be stupid but i'm having the hardest time remembering the exact format of this command.

 

is it "su - dolphin <enter>

then root PW

 

or is it:"su - <enter> root pw <enter> dolphin <enter>

 

thanks

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Guest alfred

Thank you for the tip.

I am using KDE4.3 now with MDV2009.1 PWP

 

For dolphin to work as root, this suggestion worked for me:

 

su -

Password

dolphin

 

The other suggestions didn't work in KDE4.3

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