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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    Sometimes some things are being missed here...

    Some distros have context menu options, e.g. 'Edit as Root', etc. in Dolphin. Thus, for a distro like openSUSE 11.2 that does not have that, there is the Dolphin Super User, which one should be able to select files to edit, etc. from there - however, when that is attempted, it fails, and gives an error dialog, e.g.

    "KDEInit can not launch <</usr/bin/kwrite>>".
    "KDEInit can not launch <</usr/bin/kate>>".


    which makes the lacking feature in the regular user of Dolphin moot, when you can't even get the Dolphin Super User to work without this error.

    However, the "edit as root" and "copy as root" are selections in Krusader,
    User Actions -> File ->...

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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    Quote Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
    I downloaded it from within Dolphin in 4.4 but I still don't see any "root actions" item in any menu. I also logged out and back in but I still don't see it.
    I too installed this via the Dolphin add on installer, along with my long used and favourite action 'audiokonverter'. Neither appear in the actions drop down when selected with an appropriate file. In the Dolphin addon box there are two instances of both programmes indicating that they are installed but they do not appear in the services configuration section. So it seems that while they are installed they are not available. I have set up a suKate menu option to allow me to easily edit root text files, but I really think that the option to edit through the suDolphin needs to be fixed as it is a real PIA.
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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    Type this in a terminal

    xhost +local:0

    If that fixes your problem, put it in a shell file and autostart it.

    Problem opening files from Konqueror - Super User Mode - openSUSE Forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by pilotgi View Post
    I downloaded it from within Dolphin in 4.4 but I still don't see any "root actions" item in any menu. I also logged out and back in but I still don't see it.
    Somehow you did not perform a default openSUSE 11.2 KDE Install to not get dolphin in both modes off the System>File Manager.

    Use the Menu editor to create another Dolphin Icon and you can create one - It is important to have a root and non-root File Manager so make a copy of the non-Root Icon for Dolphin.

    Then use the Menu Editor and edit the new Icon item you just created and tick the box "run inroot' Mode. Now save it.
    When you click on this mew item you will be promoted with a 'runasroot' password box - Add this and you will have your File Manager in Super User Mode

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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    Quote Originally Posted by gregory-gambrill View Post
    Type this in a terminal

    xhost +local:0

    If that fixes your problem, put it in a shell file and autostart it.

    Problem opening files from Konqueror - Super User Mode - openSUSE Forums
    This does fix the issue. I understand what it does. It imports roots environment so that root can perform the actions. Are there any negative ramifications to this? If not, why doesn't openSUSE do this? What good is File Manager Superuser Mode without it. Back when I started with SuSE 9.1, this was not an issue. I am not sure when or why it changed, but I had not been able to use this feature for several years now.
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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    Quote Originally Posted by aecordoba View Post
    Hi there!
    My problem is: When I open "File Manager - Superuser mode" from a ordinary user, and then I try to open a file, like a text file (e.g. fstab), I get a notification saying "KDEInit can not launch <</usr/bin/kwrite>>".

    I'm using openSuse 11.2.

    Thank you in advance.
    This is an outstanding bug - we all face. We currently do not have a text editor than can open a file, once found via Dolphin as Dolphin does not retain any meta data one files.
    The only work around is to use the same process as Using the Menu editor to create another Kwrite Icon - In Super User Mode - It is important to have root and non-root Editors for normal file maintenance.

    Use the Menu Editor and edit the Icon of either Kate or Kwrite, and tick the box "run in root' Mode. Now save it as a new Total File Name.
    When you click on this mew item you will be promoted with a 'run- as- root' password box - Add this will give you a text editor, Super User Mode that ca open a file.

    The Menu editor is a right click on the quickstart of KDE

    Not the the meeta data link between file types and Dolphin in Super User Mode has no meta data linkage so you will not be able to open a file that Dolphin in Super User Mode has located.

    Best workaround is to locate the Path of your New Dolphin- Super User
    Icon, then copy the path!!!! close Dolphin, open Kwrite or Kate in Super User Mode you have just created, and paste the location directory into the editor.

    You should NOT copy the path that includes the file name you wish to open, only the directory path. Once you set the directory path in Kate/Kwrite you only need to open the file that will be on your screen via File>Open.

    Will it get fixed before 11.3 - Dream on guys. - (I am starting hysterical, laughter at this point about bugs ever getting bugs like this fixed so I will sign off.

    Please check that your KDE Installation has "Miscellaneous Tools - Group" I think that is what the group is called...under all the File-Server....etc list. The selection miscellaneous tools may account of the lack of admin tool that are installed by default. You need to tick this Grouping.
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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    I didn't like Dolphin when it first came out, but persevered in using it. I knew my first instinct was right.
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    zczc2311 wrote:

    >
    > As we all have the same or similar issues, why can't this be fixed
    > and published by online update - While the developers are there
    > they might like to fix dolphin so you can click on any .rpm file
    > which should then should invoke the Package Management
    > Installation.
    >
    > Konqueror seems the only reliable way to install a .RPM file via
    > the Package Management System.
    >
    > I am sure this bug sits somewhere in the 2,000 odd bugs
    > reports.
    >
    > If you think my expectations are not realistic please tell me
    >

    Note this bug has existed since 2004. I have tried all suggested
    fixes in this thread and they don't work on Dolphin in my KDE4.3.5
    system. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

    The bug is on the KDE Bug Tracking System:

    https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=75492

    Mean while I use either Kate or Kwrite as super user when I need to
    edit something.

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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    All my posts and default installations were completely defined to the openSUSE Products of 11.1-11.2. Although I mentioned 11.2 and 11.2 I am afraid that some may be thinking of native KDE - This is not my attention.
    All work-around and fixes and comments refer to to products OPENsuse 11.1 AND 11.2 in a KDE Desktop Installation. Sorry If I have confused anyone here by noting making my reference's to 11.1-11.2 clearly opensuse versions
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    Default Re: File Manager - Superuser mode

    For what it is worth: If you start the menu editor go into configure and set Show hidden, then you will see that there is a konqueror super user in the menu tick it to be not hidden and use this, You can start editor to edit files as root no problem from there.

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