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Old 12-11-2001, 04:32 PM   #1
glock19
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switch user for the whole KDE session, not just the Konsole


I'm logged on to my KDE session as a normal user, is there a way to switch my entire KDE session over to root priveledges, without logging off my normal user? I already know how to use the su command to switch between users, but that only works inside the Konsole, not for the whole KDE session. Thanks.
 
Old 12-12-2001, 12:08 AM   #2
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I don't know about su'ing the hole session but I assume that you want to use kcontrol, the KDE Control Center, as root. You can do this instead:

$ xhost +
$ su
# kcontrol
 
Old 12-12-2001, 03:31 PM   #3
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I have heard that if you install KDE in a /home directory for each user, then you can run multiple KDE sessions, as each one has its own config file. I dont know for sure though if that is accurate, since I have not done that myself. I dont even know how you would do it.
 
  


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