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Old 12-13-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Talking how to get admin access in KDE while logged in as user

hi everybody! i'm new here and new to linux!

I just installed opensuse and i have a question about getting to be admin for a while without login in as root?

like in the konsole if i use the su command i have admin access whithin the konsole but not in kde..?

when i update kde with the opensuseupdater it asks me for the password for admin and i type it in and everything is ok, but say I wanno make a lot of changes and I need to be root for about 20 minutes and don't want to have to type the root passwd every minute.

thanks a lot!
Old 12-13-2007, 04:13 PM   #2
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You can start any program in kde with rootaccess by starting it with the kdesu command, i.e. kdesu firefox
(Pretty poor example thoe. How wants to run firefox as root? Anyway, you get the idea how to start programs as root)
Old 12-13-2007, 04:33 PM   #3
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i believe it only stays as root as long as the window/program you've opened with kdesu stays open, as soon as you close it i think if you opened it again you'd be required to enter the password again, just like su in a console, close the window or exit the su session you will have to enter the password again to be root again. You can also right click on a file click properties, click on the Application tab, click on Advanced Options button, tick the box "Run as different User", type the user name root and click ok and apply on anything until it closes then when you run that icon or program it will automatically kdesu root that program and ask you to enter in the root password exactly how the opensuseupdater would ask for it each time also.



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