krunner (kde4) question

Willy K. Hamra w.hamra1987 at
Sat Oct 4 15:28:22 BST 2008

p.daniels wrote:
> On Saturday October 4 2008 05:20:15 Paul Kaplan wrote:
>> In kde 3.5, entering "kdesu <command>" in the earlier equivalent of krunner
>> resulted in the command being run suid root, the same as running "sudo
>> <command>" in a terminal.
>> In kubuntu 8.04, running kdesu in krunner in kde4.1 seems at best
>> inconsistent.  Sometimes the command executes (as in calling konqueror) and
>> sometimes it doesn't (as in calling dolphin). Nevertheless, sudo works
>> fine. In kubuntu 8.10, kdesu in krunner doesn't seem to work at all.
>> Has anyone seen this problem?  Solution?
>> Paul
> Yes, I've seen it. No, I don't have an answer. For instance, I get "kdesu: 
> command not found" when I try to kdesu qtparted through krunner, but as you 
> noted, not when I run it through a shell. I have the suspicion that there's a 
> command list for kdesu hiding somewhere that's munging this up, but the man 
> page for kdesu is no help. Anybody else?
> -p.

and maybe it's an environment problem. maybe root has different PATH
than normal user, which causes kdesu to not find the programs.

Willy K. Hamra
Manager of Hamra Information Systems
Co. Manager of Zeina Computer & Billy Net
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