Trent Lloyd lathiat at
Sun Nov 20 07:12:06 CST 2005

On Sun, Nov 20, 2005 at 12:40:45PM +0100, Ante Karamatic wrote:
> On Sun, 2005-11-20 at 22:19 +1100, Rod Lovett wrote:


> > 2)Firstly one cannot edit sources.list from the root terminal (after
> > sudo  passwd so it works first). Then trying to run via root terminal,
> > kate or konqueror they will not open, so one is up the creek without a
> > paddle.
> I don't use KDE, but I can imagine that this has something to do with
> "su -". You can run vi /etc/apt/sources.list. But if you really want
> kate or some other GUI application, you can open normal terminal and
> start it with sudo or su, but not with su -. I do like that root
> terminal starts with "su -" and I op for not changing that.

Actually, interestingly, it does seem not possible to start kate as root

lathiat at nuqneH:~$ sudo kate /etc/apt/sources.list
kate: ERROR: Communication problem with kate, it probably crashed.
lathiat at nuqneH:~$



Trent Lloyd <lathiat at> Networking Inc.

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