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




On 04/23/2013 12:44 PM, Dale wrote:
James Tyrer wrote:

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

     $HOME/.local/share/applications/

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

X-KDE-SubstituteUID=true
X-KDE-Username=root

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

--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<


[Desktop Entry]
Comment=
Exec=kfmclient openProfile filemanagement
GenericName=File Manager
Icon=konqueror
Name=Konqueror root
NoDisplay=false
Path[$e]=/
StartupNotify=true
Terminal=0
TerminalOptions=
Type=Application
X-DocPath=konqueror/index.html
X-KDE-SubstituteUID=true
X-KDE-Username=root

--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<--------8<


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.


I don't have a bit of elephant in me so I had to dig a bit.  I found
this and took a screenshot.  It's attached.  Keep in mind, my little
icon is on the kicker thingy at the bottom of the screen.  It should
work either way but just in case.

I got this by right clicking on the icon and looking at the icon
settings.  It may be properties when on the desktop tho.

Let me know if I can get any more info.  It took me a while to get this
working here to but once I got it working, it has been a gem.

Following up on this. I find that there is a great mystery which I presume is a bug.

Your 'desktop' file works when it is in a menu.

Specifically, there is a menu item under System that correctly opens a filemanager window as root using KDESU. However, if you drag this from the menu to the DeskTop file and "Copy" then it doesn't work. The KDESU window pops up and I enter the password correctly, but the filemanager window NEVER shows up. :-(.

Thanks again for trying to help.

So, I guess that I will stick to my work around till somebody fixes what appears to be a bug.

--
James Tyrer

Linux (mostly) From Scratch
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