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Old 05-22-2004, 12:53 PM   #1
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Question Unable to run app as root


Hi All, My first post as a Newbie so please be gentle.

Q1: I've installed and have happily been using the gentoo file manager. The executable is in the usual /usr/local/bin. When running as normal user it works fine. If I run KDE as root then clicking on the executable (or adding a link for it) results in nothing. If it was the other way round I'd suspect permissions but this way doesn't seem to make sense.

Q2: I've discovered the CTRL-ALT-F1(F2...F3) switching method but if I have a user account running KDE on F7 and try to run another KDE (under F2 for example) I get a server error. Is it possible to run two sessions of KDE (one user and one root) at the same time?


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Old 05-22-2004, 01:57 PM   #2
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Re: Unable to run app as root

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Hi All, My first post as a Newbie so please be gentle.

Q1: I've installed and have happily been using the gentoo file manager. The executable is in the usual /usr/local/bin. When running as normal user it works fine. If I run KDE as root then clicking on the executable (or adding a link for it) results in nothing. If it was the other way round I'd suspect permissions but this way doesn't seem to make sense.

Q2: I've discovered the CTRL-ALT-F1(F2...F3) switching method but if I have a user account running KDE on F7 and try to run another KDE (under F2 for example) I get a server error. Is it possible to run two sessions of KDE (one user and one root) at the same time?


Andrew Jenkins.
A2:

startx -- :1

That runs X on X display 1, for switching use F8 I think, the one for F7 is X display 0.
 
Old 05-22-2004, 11:20 PM   #3
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wich display would it be for F6?
 
Old 05-22-2004, 11:38 PM   #4
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F1-F6 are commandline displays
F7 and F8 are the first and second graphical displays no matter which console they were started from.
 
Old 05-23-2004, 06:16 AM   #5
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Aeiri: You've lost me there. Just tried startx --:1 (and most other numbers) and I get the same "Fatal server error". startx --help just does the same. If I start the system up and use the tty1 terminal to sign in and type "KDE" (or startx) then my KDE gui runs on tty7 (CTRL-ALT-F7), I understand this is normal. Switching to tty2 - tty6 gives me a nice new login prompt but tty8 is a blank screen. If, as you say, 8 is the second gui terminal how do I get a second KDE (preferably running as root) onto it?
 
Old 05-23-2004, 06:21 AM   #6
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Hi there!

I think you missed the blank in the command:

startx -- :1 (there is a space after --)


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Old 05-23-2004, 06:23 AM   #7
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what application are you trying to run as root?
 
  


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