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Old 10-22-2002, 09:06 PM   #1
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Applications requiring 'root' to launch....

I have two applications that will not start as a normal user, but when I launch them as user 'root', they work just fine.

Does anyone have any suggestions?

KDE's Konqueror will not start in Web-Browser profile, unless I launch it with 'root' permissions. It will launch in all other profiles as a normal user. The specific error (which seems to refer to write permissions) is......

'Could not create view for txt/html'

The other application that exhibits this behaviour is PySol. I cannot launch it as a normal user, but it works as user 'root'

Thanks for any suggestions.
Old 10-23-2002, 04:18 AM   #2
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You could try to locate the offending program's executables and chmod them to allow other users access.
Old 10-23-2002, 07:58 AM   #3
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Yes, try this:

chmod +x /path/to/kde/bin/konqueror
Old 10-23-2002, 08:49 AM   #4
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Actually, I thought the same thing....

...and, it may well be the problem in the end. But the permissions on the executable are 'rwxr-xr-x', and it launches fine in the other profiles.

The exact command is.....

'kfmclient openProfile webbrowsing'

When the command is....

'kfmclient openProfile filemanagement' works fine.

However, I think you are on the right track, and I will look further at permissions. Thanks for the pointers.


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