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Old 07-16-2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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Question 'KDEInit could not launch 'kdesu'' error

Whenever I open a KDE desktop app as root I get an annoying dialog box saying

KDEInit could not launch 'kdesu'
which I have to OK to make go away.

To clarify, these are applications opened using a taskbar button which I have configured to launch as root using Properties > Application > Advanced options.

What could be causing this?
Old 07-17-2005, 12:26 AM   #2
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Can you launch kdesu manually? From the command line or menu or something?
Old 07-17-2005, 06:52 AM   #3
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Got it nailed.

For some reason this error message only arises when the application is 'run as a different user' (in Properties > Application > Advanced options).

The solution, on my system at least, is to uncheck 'run as a different user' and instead insert 'kdesu' before the command in Properties > Application, i.e., 'kdesu kdf'.

No more popup.

Thanks for the pointer.

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