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Old 08-02-2013, 07:19 PM   #1
XenaneX
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How do I start Dolphin 2.2 as root?


I want to start Dolphin as root. I've seen this in other distros where there is a red dolphin icon to click on. How can I accomplish this in Mageia3?

I found a reference to su - root dolphin and tried that in terminal, gave it the pw, but got an error message "/usr/bin/dolphin: cannot execute binary file"

So I'm lost. Help please?
 
Old 08-02-2013, 09:07 PM   #2
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On this Debian machine, I can just su to root and start it from the command line with dolphin.

Edit:

On my Mageia 3 machine, when I tried to do that, it threw an error message with ended with

Code:
Session bus not found
To circumvent this problem try the following command (with Linux and bash)
export $(dbus-launch)
I followed the instructions, then tried dolphin again and it ran.

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Old 08-03-2013, 06:39 AM   #3
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On this Debian machine, I can just su to root and start it from the command line with dolphin.

Edit:

On my Mageia 3 machine, when I tried to do that, it threw an error message with ended with

Code:
Session bus not found
To circumvent this problem try the following command (with Linux and bash)
export $(dbus-launch)
I followed the instructions, then tried dolphin again and it ran.
I found a suggestion to use:
Code:
su - dolphin
That seemed to work as well, but I'll try the other method and see how it goes. Thanks.
 
Old 08-03-2013, 06:59 AM   #4
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Alt + F2

kdesu dolphin (or kdesudo dolphin with some distros)

Enter your su password, done.
 
Old 08-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #5
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"su " and "su -" do things rather differently

"su -" moves you to the ROOT home folder "/root "and uses the root account $PATH

"su" used the normal users $PATH
a gui program will not normally launch if you use "su"
but will launch if using "su -"

Warning:
you might WANT to set the root desktop theme to something you HATE , like say "hi-contrast "
that way you KNOW you are using dolphin AS ROOT and know at a glance the DANGERS

Last edited by John VV; 08-03-2013 at 10:50 PM.
 
  


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