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Old 04-18-2019, 08:37 AM   #1
Eminent2021
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I cannot run dolphin with root user in Kali linux with KDE


Hi,
I use kali linux 2018 with KDE desktop environment. I cannot run dolphin with root user but when I login with another user account I can do that. Is it possible to run dolphin as root user totally?

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Old 04-18-2019, 09:52 AM   #2
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Have someone any idea??
 
Old 04-18-2019, 09:57 AM   #3
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Hi,
I use kali linux 2018 with KDE desktop environment. I cannot run dolphin with root user but when I login with another user account I can do that. Is it possible to run dolphin as root user totally?
...and....
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Have someone any idea??
A good idea would be for you to read the sticky posts about Kali, and Kali's own website.

Kali is **NOT** meant to be used as a daily distro, but for security/pentesting ONLY. Their own website even says this, and notes that it's designed for experienced Linux users only. If you were, you'd know why you can't do what you're after, and why it's a very bad idea.

Also, read the LQ Rules and Question Guidelines...bumping your own thread with zero new information only served to remove it from the zero-reply list, making it **LESS VISIBLE** and less likely to be answered. And, it's plain rude...we volunteer our time here, so prodding people after little more than an hour isn't a good thing.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 02:56 PM   #4
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About my question

Does anyone care about my question?
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 03:56 PM   #5
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https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...n-as-root.html
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 04:40 PM   #6
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Does anyone care about my question?
Do you care about the answer???

Again, you are doing something that is NOT good, on an operating system that's not supposed to be used for what you're using it for. Ignore whatever you want, but again, Kali is for security testing only...not daily use. You got an answer that might work, but probably WILL NOT, since you're using Kali. The distro for experienced users, who should know better than to do what you're doing. You can run as root with 'kdesu' as well, which will run Dolphin (or ANY program) as root under your regular user.
 
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:37 PM   #7
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Also, this forum in staffed by volunteers who all give of their time to answer Linux questions.

When I've asked a question here, I've normally waited till the next day before checking for an answer. I notice that you waited less than 90 minutes from your first post to your second. Some would think that to be somewhat impatient, demanding even.

As for your question, more and more desktop environments are making it difficult for root to run GUI applications. They say it's "security," but I think it's nothing more than "security theatre."

Try running dolphin from the command line as root. You may find some helpful error messages thrown to the terminal.
 
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Old 04-19-2019, 01:51 AM   #8
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Eminent2021, bumping your question
  • without additional information
  • after only 1 hour
is plain rude.

that said, your OP didn't contain much useful information to start with.
any answer given is probably the result of a search with your thread title.
 
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:50 AM   #9
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Does anyone care about my question?
No

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Do you care about the answer???
...
I doubt it.

@Eminent2021,

I was able to run Dolphin quite easily as root, so as said, if you knew what you were doing, then it should have been quite easy for you...

Just so you know TB0ne isn't lying about Kali...

Quote:
Originally Posted by https://docs.kali.org/introduction/should-i-use-kali-linux
Is Kali Linux Right For You?

As the distributionís developers, you might expect us to recommend that everyone should be using Kali Linux. The fact of the matter is, however, that Kali is a Linux distribution specifically geared towards professional penetration testers and security specialists, and given its unique nature, it is NOT a recommended distribution if youíre unfamiliar with Linux or are looking for a general-purpose Linux desktop distribution for development, web design, gaming, etc.

Even for experienced Linux users, Kali can pose some challenges. Although Kali is an open source project, itís not a wide-open source project, for reasons of security. The development team is small and trusted, packages in the repositories are signed both by the individual committer and the team, and ó importantly ó the set of upstream repositories from which updates and new packages are drawn is very small. Adding repositories to your software sources which have not been tested by the Kali Linux development team is a good way to cause problems on your system.
There you go, happy computing... big smile
 
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Old 04-20-2019, 11:02 PM   #10
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as to the root account user

Kali DEFAULTS!!!!!!! to running AS THE ROOT USER!!!!!

this is the normal for kali

DO NOT make a non root user account
 
  


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