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Old 03-03-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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Dolphin doesn't work in SuperUserMode


Message at the bottom bar of Dolphin states:

"Could not start process Cannot talk to klauncher. The name org.kde.klauncher was not provided by any .service files."

Any ideas?

Thanks,
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:15 PM   #2
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Open and console and try running:

$ su -
<enter root password>
# dolphin
 
Old 03-04-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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Did that. Terminal just stops after entering: Dolphin

Petey

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Open and console and try running:

$ su -
<enter root password>
# dolphin
 
Old 03-04-2009, 02:49 PM   #4
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Quote:
$ su -
<enter root password>
# dolphin&
how's this?
 
Old 03-04-2009, 03:57 PM   #5
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What you're describing is a widely reported bug and what I gave you is a workaround that helps some. Instead of dolphin, you can try running konqueror in root mode with the similar command:

# su -
<enter root password>
# konqueror --profile filemanagement

Note that the trailing "-" in the su command is not a typo. Make sure you include it like so "su -"
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:11 AM   #6
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Hi there,

I failed to notice the hyphen at the end of the SU login. How does that change the SU login?

But this time it worked, spew out a bunch of login info in the terminal and loaded Dolphin in SU mode. Nice one.

I assume there is no way to alter the Dolphin SU icon in the menu to work correctly, or must you use Terminal to access it now due to the bug?

Thanks
Petey

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Originally Posted by kilgoretrout View Post
Open and console and try running:

$ su -
<enter root password>
# dolphin
 
Old 03-06-2009, 07:58 AM   #7
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From the su man page here's the explanation for the "-" :

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Syntax

su [ - ] [ username [ arg ] ]
- Pass the environment along unchanged, as if the user actually logged in as the specified user.
username The name of another username that you wish to log in as.
arg Additional arguments that need to be passed through the su command.
So basically, the shell environment is different with the - as opposed to the naked su which allows you to execute with root permissions but retains your original user shell environment.

As for the launch icon, it would depend on the patch level of the version of kde 4 that suse uses. In a lot of the earlier versions of kde4 that many distros used, kdesu was broken; that's why it won't work.
 
  


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