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    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.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Yep this appears to be a miss guided security scheme. Saw some stuff on the KDE user mail list

    I can't see a rational but it appears it is deliberate.

    What I do is
    1) (one time) add the terminal button to Dolphin's tool bar. Setting-Configure toolbar.

    You will notice that if you have the docked terminal open via this button your terminal environment will follow the browser window's focus

    2) Navigate to the file push terminal then use a editor from the command line.

    Go figure

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    Wow, seems needlessly complex. Simpler to open a terminal window and use 'sudo' or 'su', along with 'vi'. Ugggh....

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    Yes, I know that. But, why Dolphin in super user mode can not open a simple text file?
    I think something is wrong.

    Thank you.
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    Adrian:
    The problem is (I believe) with kdesu. If you run dolphin from a terminal as root using dbus-launch dolphin, the problem disappears.
    From what I've experienced, this is not an intentional security issue nor a bug, it's a simple pain in the a...

    BTW: Cordoba as in Cordoba Argentina?
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    4GiB ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macedonio View Post
    BTW: Cordoba as in Cordoba Argentina?
    Crdoba is my last name. I'm from Buenos Aires, Argentina, but I know Crdoba. I go there for vacations, every year!
    [Adrián E. Córdoba]

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    dbus-launch is how it is launched from the menu I have not tried that form a plain konsole.

    You only need to do step number one once.

    But it is only a GUI nav method you still need to type the edit command.

    Tty it is cool that the docked terminal will follow the GUI navigation.

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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>>".
    You beat me to posting this I have had the same problem when loading up the Super User Mode of Dolphin and trying to edit a file via kwrite or kate.

    What would be nicer is a selection in the context menu of the regular user of Dolphin, "edit as root" - I noticed that in Dolphin in at least one of the Linux/KDE4 distros.

    I would prefer to use kwrite/kate to edit a file, as opposed to nano.

    I'm using openSuse 11.2.
    As I.

    Star_Gazer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Star_Gazer View Post
    What would be nicer is a selection in the context menu of the regular user of Dolphin, "edit as root" - I noticed that in Dolphin in at least one of the Linux/KDE4 distros.
    Star_Gazer
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    Quote Originally Posted by macedonio View Post
    To add you can install it using dolphin in the settings-configure dolphin-services-download services

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