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    Exclamation Dolphin is unable to open things in administrator mode

    When Dolphin is in administrator mode, it can only browse directories. Anything else (like text files) fails to open, and nothing happens on Open with.
    Additionally, when it has finished copying files, it is unable to show the target directory (although you are able to navigate to the target using the main window, of course).

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    Default Re: Dolphin is unable to open things in administrator mode

    Same here. I thought this was fixed. Please file a bugreport.
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    Last edited by yecril71pl; 03-May-2010 at 08:11. Reason: not that URL

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    I don't think it's a bug, I think it's done by design. If you want to edit files you have to use 'kdesu kate'.
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    I had to make a link on the Desktop: link to application --> "kdesu konqueror /" and then that opens superuser version of Konqueror. Then I added the RPM for Gnome's Gedit. Then I used the "open with other --> gedit". Thereafter it was OK. What a drama of a workarond
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    swerdna wrote:

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    > I had to make a link on the Desktop: link to application --> "kdesu
    > konqueror /" and then that opens superuser version of Konqueror. Then I
    > added the RPM for Gnome's Gedit. Then I used the "open with other -->
    > gedit". Thereafter it was OK. What a drama of a workarond


    Since I dislike Dolphin anyway, I just added the Konqeuror widget to the
    panel and removed dolphin. Painless - and the root mode works just fine,
    thank you. Why a perfectly capable tool is replaced with one lacking major
    functionalities of the existing one is beyond me.

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    Will Honea wrote:
    > Why a perfectly capable tool is replaced with one lacking major
    > functionalities of the existing one is beyond me.


    careful, some around here (not me) think that is KDE4 bashing and will
    'jump you' for not enjoying the pain..

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    Default Re: Dolphin is unable to open things in administrator mode

    Quote Originally Posted by Raffles10 View Post
    I don't think it's a bug, I think it's done by design. If you want to edit files you have to use 'kdesu kate'.
    I do not want to edit files, I want to view them as desktop user. (Of course, there are files that the desktop user cannot view — but there are plenty I could view if Dolphin allowed me to.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by yecril71pl View Post
    I do not want to edit files, I want to view them as desktop user. (Of course, there are files that the desktop user cannot view — but there are plenty I could view if Dolphin allowed me to.)
    Did you see the reply on the bugreport? Looks like it's reported already, the devs should be on it.
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    "Knurpht" may be right ("My 2 cents: the bug is in 'kdesu'.....").

    I have no problem with 'Dolphin'. Then, my current set up is not KDE:
    openSUSE 11.2, 64-bit.
    KDE Factory repos: Desktop, Community, Playground.
    awesome-3.4.4-1.1.x86_64.

    Within 'awesome' windowmanager, in the 'mlterm':
    $ su -
    # dolphin &

    Clicking on a text file brings up 'kwrite'; I can edit. Choosing 'Open With', I can view and edit with 'GVim' and 'XEmacs'.

    Of course, with packages from 'Factory' repos, I may or may not have problems with 'Dolphin' within KDE.

    Taki

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