4 blocked updates

Steven Vollom stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net
Sat Jun 6 01:12:29 BST 2009

On Friday 05 June 2009 06:13:52 pm Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> Donn wrote:
> > On Friday, 05 June 2009 23:37:25 Willy K. Hamra wrote:
> >> go to konsole and type "sudo konqueror"
> >
> > Argh! That worked for about 10 seconds and then killed my KDE session and
> > reset X ! :) I won't try it again in a hurry.
> >
> > But I didn't know that sudo had improved in this way (assuming my crash
> > is a wee bug). If sudo can open gui apps now, then I suppose kdesudo is
> > only there for a gui face to sudo. (with some extra rootness flavour
> > regarding env vars)
> >
> > Still, it's a little messy to explain to people what does what and what
> > to use when.
> >
> > \d
> aah, i should have warned you. starting with KDE 4.2.2 using sudo for an
> application pops up an xmessage that if you click ok on crashes X. this
> has to do with the late startup of kdeinit4 as root, i don't know why
> this happens, but it takes a while, and then loads, but the system would
> have already assumed kdeinit4 was not started.
> i learnt most of these after installing openSUSE. over there, sudo can't
> load gui programs, and kdesu still uses su as backend. but i'm used to
> the ubuntu-way, so researched a lot about the sudoers file, and how to
> get sudo working, then how to get sudo to ask for my own password
> instead of root's password, disabling root, and finally, getting kdesu
> to ask for my password which means, letting kdesu use sudo as backend
> instead of su, which, while doable, proved to be a pain, and i finally
> installed a kdesudo rpm i found somewhere on the net :P
> all in all, it was a good learning experience that helped me know a lot
> more about sudo and it's principles :)
Thanks Willy.


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