kdesu? 8.10

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 8 15:04:37 BST 2008

Jim wrote:

> Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>> Nigel Ridley wrote:
>>> What happened to kdesu in KDE4?
>>> I need to start konqueror in admin mode (as 'root'/'su') to add a
>>> directory.

> Start the Terminal, and then type in su - , then password, then type in
> konqueror as root.

Don't EVER suggest doing that.

1) "su" won't work on a default Ubuntu (though Nigel's been around long
enough to know how to make it)

2) GUI apps should never be run via su or sudo - always use kdesudo. 
Otherwise GUI apps are likely to have trouble accessing the X display, and
may leave root-owned files lieing around in directories where they'll
prevent future apps from running as a normal user.

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