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Old 09-27-2009, 06:41 PM   #1
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Can't open grub.conf/lilo.conf with kate being root

From konsole:
kate grub.conf
No protocol specified
kate: cannot connect to X server :0.0
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This is because you're logged into your desktop environment as another user. I don't know of a good solution other than logging out and logging back in as root if you want to use kate. Otherwise nano might be more intuitive if you don't like vim or emacs.
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try kdesu:
kdesu "kate grub.conf"
Old 09-28-2009, 01:54 AM   #4
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In your konsole, issue following command:
xhost local:
before typing su.

You can add this to your ~/.bashrc

PS For whatever reason, I don't need this in Slackware63-13.0 (though I don't use kate: I use either nano or geany).

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Old 09-28-2009, 02:07 AM   #5
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konsole in kde3 did support this, konsole in kde4 doesn't. Another solution to all all the already mentioned ones would be to run it from another terminal like xterm for example (instead of konsole)
Old 09-28-2009, 04:41 AM   #6
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I've never had any problems with kdesu kwrite filename. Maybe it's different with kate?
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kdesu kate grub.conf works.


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