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    buckmaster60 NNTP User

    Default Yast will not open as normal user?


    I've been running OS 11.1 for about 2 weeks, clean install w/KDE4. Yast
    would run fine from the menu then just today when you click on Yast
    nothing happens. If I open a terminal and "su -" then run yast it works
    fine. How can I fix yast from the menu.

    Thanks!


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  2. #2
    caf4926 NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast will not open as normal user?


    Use edit menu to check the settings in there for the launch command.


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    buckmaster60 NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast will not open as normal user?


    The "Command" is /sbin/yast2. /var/log/messages has no errors related
    to yast2 when I try to start it. Is there somewhere else to look?


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    Ecky NNTP User

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    This is something you could try

    Where you looked at the launch command, there is a 'Run as user' box,
    try enabling that and setting the user to run as to root


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  5. #5
    buckmaster60 NNTP User

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    Same thing. Something interesting I tried may shed light how to fix.
    From terminal as normal user issue command /sbin/yast2 opens fine with
    limited functionality as expected since we did not switch user to root.
    If I "su -" from terminal, run yast2 it run fine. However, as normal
    user from terminal if I issue "sudo /sbin/yast2" I get the following
    error: No protocol specified y2controlcenter: cannot connect to X
    server :0. ???


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    Ecky NNTP User

    Default Re: Yast will not open as normal user?


    Is the user added to sudo?

    Another one to try besides sudo, assuming you're using kde is:

    kdesu yast2


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  7. #7
    buckmaster60 NNTP User

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    Fixed. Have no idea why but from the properties of the icon, click the
    "application" tab then "advanced options" then un-check "place in system
    tray". Now works. Do you know what "Place in system tray" means? On
    OS 11 I ran KDE3 and on OS11.1 I'm trying to get use to KDE4. Maybe
    that has something to do with it?


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    Ecky NNTP User

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    I would imagine it means put the application in the system tray

    I don't really know much about kde4, I've hardly used it because as yet
    I'm not all that keen on it, but you have it working now and that's what
    counts


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