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

On 04/20/2013 11:01 PM, Dale wrote:
James Tyrer wrote:
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.

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?

James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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