KDE Partition Manager - do we need to add this to our packaging? or is this a KDE bug

Valorie Zimmerman valorie.zimmerman at gmail.com
Sun Aug 11 00:13:13 UTC 2019

Yesterday (or so) in #kubuntu:

[01:15] <ubottu> pkexec is a PolicyKit tool that allows an authorized user
to run (graphical) applications as another user. To run a graphical
application (e.g. gedit) which can write to the entire filesystem, use e.g.
"pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY gedit /etc/environment"

[01:19] <pragomer> diogenes_: kde's partitionmanager gets no root
privileges when I enter the kdesu password; thats my problem and a know bug
as it seems

[01:21] <OerHeks> you stated you see no disks after password..
[01:24] --> salsa4life (~salsa4lif at has joined this channel.
[01:24] <diogenes_> pragomer, as suggested: pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY
XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY <app name> /etc/environment

[01:42] <pragomer> diogenes_: it worked. after i executed pkexec the app
now works also as normal. thank you all very much. awesome community. very


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