kdesudo as another user, not root

Gerardo luisgmarengo at aim.com
Wed May 19 16:18:59 UTC 2010

Gerardo wrote:
> I'm running Kubuntu 10.04 (AMD64). If I run kdesudo to run a program as
> another user, it asks me for that user's password, but instead only
> works if I enter my own password.  For example, I enter
> kdesudo -u Mary firefox
> It asks me for Mary's password, but if I enter Mary's password I get an
> incorrect password error.  If I enter my own password, then it runs
> normally as Mary.  I also have to be listed in sudoers for it to work.
> If a user does not have sudo access, then it doesn't work, period.
> On Hardy, I was able to run a program as another user by using
> kdesu.distrib, but I can't find it in Lucid.
I found the solution:

ln -s /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu-distrib/kdesu /usr/local/bin/

Now I can run kdesu the way I used to in Hardy.

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