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Old 03-22-2007, 10:39 PM   #1
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kdesu problems?


hey all,
i'm running etch, and a recent synaptic upgrade seems to have broken kdesu. any program that needs kdesu to run (synaptic, kuser, su konqueror, etc.) won't work. when i click, say, synaptic, the typical starting cursor appears, last for about 30 seconds, then disappears without the program starting. kdesu exists in bash, but when i tell it to open a program it hangs. what could be the problem? i currently have no graphical root permission. advice/comments appreciated.
 
Old 03-23-2007, 03:51 PM   #2
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open tty1 by perssing CTRL+ALT+F1

login as root

run this command:

Code:
dpkg-reconfigure kdesu
logout by typing 'exit'

go back to graphical by pressing CTRL+ALT+F7

If that doesnt work, instead of reconfiguring it, try purging it then reinstalling it:

Code:
apt-get remove --purge kdesu
apt-get install kdesu
If purging, take note as to what programs might be purged with kdesu because of dependancy issues. If too many will be purged, might not want to try it.
 
Old 03-23-2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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that's weird, it says kdesu isn't installed, and when I try to install it apt says it can't find the package in my sources. Does anyone have a repository that includes a current version of kdesu? I haven't changed mine in a while, so I don't know what happened.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 07:36 PM   #4
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upp

please help
 
Old 03-24-2007, 09:33 PM   #5
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he should have said purge and reinstall kdebase-bin
 
Old 03-25-2007, 12:42 PM   #6
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thanks, that seems to have worked (although now i must reinstall the programs removed with kdebase-bin)
 
  


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