KDE Error "Conversation with su failed" SuSE 10.2 Fix
The other day I upgraded my kernel software and after the upgrade I had a new problem. For some reason I was unable to run Yast2 or konqueror using the --profile filemanagement option, both of which require you enter the root password. I downgraded the kernel back to my orginal version, but the problem still was present. When you would enter your root password in KDE, which uses KDESU as I understand it, you would get an error that read "Conversation with su failed" and the command would not work. I searched the net high and low and finally found the following fix.
You need to edit the file /opt/kde3/share/config/kdeglobals as a root user and add the following line at the end of the file and save it:
Once I added these two lines, all was back to normal. I would like to know if anyone else has had the same error message "Conversation with su failed" when using KDE and what you did to fix the problem.