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Old 09-13-2003, 09:27 AM   #1
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Question KDE help

Hello every1

I m newbie running RH9 (KDE 3.1 desktop).

My question is.... if u r logged in as a regular user (in GNOME desktop) and u want 2 launch a GUI application that is intended only for the root user, u will b asked 2 enter the root password before the GUI application starts,and after u have entered the password, a "keys" icon appears in the lower right corner of the panel, indicating that u have root authorization, & if u want u can click the "keys" icon 2 pop-up a window that lets u remove authorization... why dosen't the same thing("keys" icon) also happen in KDE....???

Old 09-13-2003, 09:47 AM   #2
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If I remember correctly, it does. You may not have the system tray applet loaded. Thats where the "key" will appear. It's been a while since I used RH tho. Right-click on kde panel "kicker" , add, applet, tray.

I believe that should do it.
Old 02-18-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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ok, sorry for bumping the old thread, but does anyone know how to get the keys icon that the OP is describing NOT to show up in the system tray applet?

I need the system tray applet for knotes and volume control, but the key icon either disappears and wastes space in the applet with just not being there, or it pops up and will be active for 2 or 3 minutes that the authentication is active.

When it is active, I can't right click and access any properties, like with most things in the kicker bar.

I'm using RH9 and the default kde version that came with it, I think it's 3.1-10
Old 02-18-2004, 11:20 PM   #4
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RedHat and KDE

Hello ther tdp05..

Wish I had a clue...
Cos I am a newbie just like you
But I do hope your wish comes true

I also had quite e few problems with KDE on my RH9 (My first Distro.... I only started Linux Last year) and now I have shifted to Slachware9.1 and things have been running kind of smoothly since then; but I must admit, the shift wasn't totaly pain free!!! Anyway.. as far as I know RH makes lots and lots of customisation to KDE and this often leads to new bugs..... which even the KDE engineers can't respond to. You can read more about it on the net.....

Sorry for not being any help all...


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