kdesu? 8.10

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Oct 8 15:06:17 BST 2008


Martin Laberge wrote:

> On Tuesday 07 October 2008 13:36:04 Willy K. Hamra wrote:
>> 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.
>> >>>
>> >>> TIA
>> >>>
>> >>> Nigel
>> >>>
>> >>>     
>> >> it's kdesudo now,
>> >>
>> >>   
>> > Start the Terminal, and then type in su - , then password, then type in
>> > konqueror as root.
>> > 
>> > 
>> 
>> i'm afraid that won't work, it would complain about something like
>> couldn't find an X server or something, "sudo konqueror" in terminal, or
>> "kdesudo konqueror" in the run dialog are his options
>> 
> 
> To work, you have to issue the command
> 
> xhost +
> 
> in user mode,
> 
> then you will be able to connect from root mode (with a warning)

The advice gets more and more dangerous.  "xhost +" allows _anybody_ to
access your X display.
-- 
derek




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