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    Default kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    opensuse 11.3 32bit
    KDE 4.7.2

    When I type for example "kdesu kwrite ..." to edit some file:
    - kdesu asks for passw
    - and then nothing happens

    This happens with any application. Please tell me what additional info I should provide.

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    Can you give the exact command sequence (as you've typed it) inside CODE tags like this?

    Code:
    kdesu kwrite /path/to/file
    Its not yet clear (to me at least) as to what is wrong here...

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    An experiment to try:

    Code:
    kdeinit4
    then try executing
    Code:
    kdesu kwrite
    Any difference?

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    This was a bug in 12.1 kde release beta1

    But as for 11.3 I don't know
    It may depend where you are getting kde from?
    It's working for me in 11.4 kde4.7.2
    Though it throws 2 error messages and the HD is thrashing in the process and it takes a while to finally open
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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    This was a bug in 12.1 kde release beta1

    But as for 11.3 I don't know
    It may depend where you are getting kde from?
    Good call Carl. I didn't take note of the KDE 4.7.2 version that the OP is using. This is almost certainly a transient bug...

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    I just tried it again and this time it loaded quickly
    I had pulled a terminal (top) to check the processes but it didn't matter in this case, as it worked normally.

    I did read in the beta forum that it has been fixed
    RC1 is nearly here - Page 3

    Work arounds (try kate) But it didn't work for me when I had the bug.
    Or install gedit :-(
    Use dolphin super user and kwrite should open the file
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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    Nothing happens if I try to open any program with kdesu.
    Whether it's
    Code:
    kdesu kwrite
    or
    Code:
    kdesu kate
    or
    Code:
    kdesu skanlite
    .

    Typing first kdeinit4 didn't help.

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    On 10/21/2011 10:56 AM, soshial wrote:
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    > Nothing happens if I try to open any program with kdesu.
    > --------------------
    > kdesu kwrite
    > --------------------


    do you get no error message?

    has it always been like this or did this condition suddenly happen one day?

    open an xterm, type in the kwrite one above, wait one minute, take a
    screen shot and post it to http://tinyurl.com/69dzb3w

    and, please say what version of operating system and desktop you are
    using...are they installed from normal openSUSE repos or from
    experimental ones (like factory, playground, unstable, tumbleweed, 47
    and etc)

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    On 10/21/2011 11:16 AM, DenverD wrote:
    > say what version of operating system and desktop you are using


    after sending i now see it in your first post..

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    Default Re: kdesu asks for password but does nothing

    @soshial
    What repos are you using?

    zypper lr -d
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