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    Default KDEInit could not launch '/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu'

    I copied a desktop icon for Kate to my home/username/Desktop directory so I could launch it from there. In the properties window I have checked "Run as a different user" with Username: root, and the application launch command is "kate %U". This works, Kate opens and I can edit and save files with superuser privileges (which I need to do for some configuration files).

    The problem (maybe just an annoyance) is that when I close the Kate session, I get a "Sorry - Plasma Workspace" alert with the following message in it:
    KDEInit could not launch '/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu'
    Anyone know what this means and how to resolve it? Thanks very much in advance.

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    Default Re: KDEInit could not launch '/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu'

    You are going about it the wrong way. To edit a file as su do this from a user terminal:

    kdesu kwrite /path/to_file

    Eg:
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    kdesu kwrite /etc/fstab
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    Default Re: KDEInit could not launch '/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu'

    Is it necessary to add "path/to/file"? Since kate can open a session that itself may contain numerous files, can one just type "kdesu kate"?

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    Default Re: KDEInit could not launch '/usr/lib64/kde4/libexec/kdesu'

    Quote Originally Posted by fogelfish View Post
    Is it necessary to add "path/to/file"? Since kate can open a session that itself may contain numerous files, can one just type "kdesu kate"?
    Indeed one can
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