If I open Konqueror or Dolphin with a Konsole as root I can navigate to a file and open it with Kwrite or Emacs.

However, if I close Konqueror or Dolphin and then open them again as root during the same session, I can not open any editor. Emacs is completely ignored and Kwrite offers the following error, "KDEInit could not launch '/usr/bin/kwrite'." If I want to open a file as root again I have to reboot. How maddening is that!!

Both Kwrite and Emacs are in '/user/bin/'.

I have tried "Open with.." and remapping the path to no avail.

Does anyone know what is going on here and how it can be fixed? Why can the files be opened once and not again during the same session?