E: Type 'em' is not known on line 56 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jun 1 14:22:08 UTC 2009

On Monday 01 June 2009 10:09:01 am Derek Broughton wrote:
> steven vollom wrote:
> > In the past, I have always used sudo, but recently I have been told I
> > should be using kdesudo, so I tried both and nothing happened.
> No, no, no.  You're not hearing what you're being told.
> You use "sudo" for _command line_ apps, like apt-get/aptitude.
> You use "kdesudo" for GUI apps, like kate.
> You can switch around but kdesudo _has_ to have a desktop to display it's
> popup prompt, and sudo can have trouble attaching to the users display.
> --
> derek
Just have to say thanks for that.  I understand now, I believe.


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