[Bug 40385] kdesu programs fail to start first time

Christoph Wiesen chris at deadhand.com
Thu Apr 20 19:30:26 UTC 2006

Public bug reported:

Affects: kde-systemsettings (Ubuntu)
       Severity: Normal
       Priority: (none set)
         Status: Unconfirmed

Some programs using kdesu that are started through the k-menu won't launch the first time they are selected.
Sometimes a program will not start on first try for me. Noticeably affected are the programs adept (both versions) and the language selector - therefor I assume that it only affects programs that are launched with kdesu.

When I start those for the first time there will be the bouncing cursor and taskbar notification, as if it was launching. But nothing will happen. After 30s those will vanish and the program won't come up.
I have to select it a second time from the k-menu and then it will come up rather fast - 2 - 3 seconds and the programs will at least show initial activity and finally come up.
I did not encounter this error with konsole for example, which I use a lot through k-menu - but that is not using kdesu.

kdesu programs fail to start first time

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