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Old 07-04-2005, 12:42 PM   #1
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How do I put my entire system into "root", not just the konsole?


I think this is my problem installing and deleting. I can go into konsole and put myself into root and leave the konsole open but then when I try to load packaging or delete or install it tells me I am not into root. How do I put the entire system into root, not just the konsole?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 12:59 PM   #2
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You don't. It's a stupid idea over all, just "su -" for individual
tasks that require root permissions.
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:08 PM   #3
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Well I need to go into root globally so I can delete files through Konqueror because I can't seem to delete stuff in Konsole. How do I set Konqueror to root?
 
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kdesu konqueror
?

Why should you be unable to delete stuff from console, though?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:13 PM   #5
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Even when I am in root it says access denied, I want to copy, delete, etc all from Konqueror. Why can't I?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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Just su as you normally would, and launch koqueror from the konsole (while as root).
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:14 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by Tinkster
You don't. It's a stupid idea over all, just "su -" for individual
tasks that require root permissions.
Yeah, but how does a newbie(no offence intended) run anything which is in his/her "Applications" menu from a CL?
Easiest way I can think of is to drag a link/shortcut into your home dir and execute that from konsole after su'ing.
 
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how do I launch konqueror from root?
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:17 PM   #9
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nm I just typed konqueror and it works
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:19 PM   #10
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i thought you were trying to run apt-get or whatever it is that comes with mandrake.
 
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Quote:
Originally posted by 0pal_t0ad
Yeah, but how does a newbie(no offence intended) run anything which is in his/her "Applications" menu from a CL?
Easiest way I can think of is to drag a link/shortcut into your home dir and execute that from konsole after su'ing.
Well, that's the next thing :)

You could have a look at the KDE Menu editor to see
how (using which commandline) a tool is being invoked.

But really, the vast majority of the stuff there shouldn't
be run as root anyway.

Also, depending on how the KDE was installed in your
distro of choice, KDE will most likely prompt you for the
root password anyway if it's required or you'll see an
"administratior mode button" which will use kdesu to run
the task, e.g. when you're in control centre and modifying
the login manager settings


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 07-04-2005, 01:21 PM   #12
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If you start a gui program from a command line when you have root permission, that program while opened will have root permission till you close it.
You want to use konqueror with root permissions, do this:
Code:
[don@localhost ~]$ su
Password:

[root@localhost don]# konqueror
then you will have a konqueror window come up with root permissions, for file browsing I would click on the tab at the top that says "window" and pick "split view" so you can have it act like the well known windoze explorer. My preference for a file browser is Krusader, but Konqueror works just fine in split view.

Edit: wow, lots of us tryin to be helpful, I see my suggestion was already given above in the time it took me to type it, lol

Last edited by Lakota; 07-04-2005 at 01:25 PM.
 
  


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