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




I installed the link to: "kdesu" and I found that a desktop fine that used it doesn't work. The file had:

Exec=kdesu -c "konqueror --profile filemanagement /" --caption "SU Root KFM"

{that is one line}

Instead of Konqueror, I get a window titled: "Konqueror - The KDE Crash Handler" reporting that Konqueror crashed. So KDESU must have worked and called Konqueror, but not correctly as it immediately crashed.

Since I had previously fixed the bug in KDESU that prevented it from working, I was a bit disappointed. :-(

Could this be something that I am doing differently? Before I finished building KDE, I was using TWM with X11 and I noticed while running as my user account, I opened an Xterm, did: "su -" and attempted to open konqueror that it crashed with a message that I had to first enter an instruction to so that D-Bus was running. So, I followed the instructions in Beyond Linux From Scratch to have BASH start and stop D-Bus with the profile and logout scripts -- something I had not done in my previous installation. That cured that problem.

I also note that this hack:

Exec=kdesu -c 'bash -l -c "konqueror --profile filemanagement /"' --caption "SU Root KFM"

{again, this is one line}

makes my desktop file open Konqueror as root with the "filemanagement" profile and the "/" directory just fine. However, if this isn't specific to my system and how I am handling starting D-Bus, it appears that this hack is a work around for a bug and that KDESU should check to see if D-BUS is running and if it isn't, it should start it before calling the application that is to be opened.

I also note that the: startkde script fails to detect that D-Bus is running and there are two of them running. But, that is a minor bug.

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James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch

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James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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