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    Default kmail - su another user

    Hi,
    I share our systems with my wife. To read her mail she starts a new session
    and logs in as herself. Instead, why can't she do a "su <user>" and start kmail
    in a DOS window? It gives an error:
    "<unknown program name>(24920)/: Cannot find the D-Bus session server"

    Thanks for a hint,
    Ake

    SuSE 11.3, KDE 4.4.4

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    Default Re: kmail - su another user

    Quote Originally Posted by akeblomberg View Post
    Hi,
    I share our systems with my wife. To read her mail she starts a new session
    and logs in as herself. Instead, why can't she do a "su <user>" and start kmail
    in a DOS window? It gives an error:
    "<unknown program name>(24920)/: Cannot find the D-Bus session server"
    She should try:
    Code:
    su -l <user>
    And please, this is a terminal window, or just a terminal, or a shell ... not a DOS window.

    * or are you trying to run kmail in DosBOX, dosemu or whatever (!?)

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    Default Re: kmail - su another user

    OK, grand merci, it works (in a terminal window )
    Incredible how fast you get good answers in this forum!

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    Default Re: kmail - su another user

    I will give you an extra.

    Are you aware of the fact that you as well as your wife can be loged in (in the GUI) at the same time?

    From the Kmenu (the Lizard main menu lower left) choose the RED X and then "change user" (I have a Dutch version here, so the wording may be different). Follow the instructions there and login with the other user name. Now you have two sessions on logical console 7 and 8 and you can switch between them with Ctrl-Alt-F7 and Ctrl-Alt-F8 when needed.

    Maybe the solution you allready have works OK, but ... it is just an extra
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: kmail - su another user

    On 2011-05-18 22:06, please try again wrote:

    > She should try:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > su -l <user>
    > --------------------


    Just "su - user" should work.

    --
    Cheers / Saludos,

    Carlos E. R.
    (from 11.2 x86_64 "Emerald" at Telcontar)

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