Logged in as a user i occasionally use dolphin in superuser-mode (org.kde.dolphinsu.desktop) to move files between various directories (of different users).
Today when i pressed on the org.kde.dolphinsu.desktop icon i (as always) got prompted for my root password but after i had entered it (correctly!) nothing happened. Doing “kdesu dolphin” in a console showed the same behavior and gave the same result. When i entered dolphin in a root-console i got:
Executing Dolphin as root is not possible.
On this “out-of-the-box” Leap 42.2 system, the versions are as follows:
Dolphin: Version 16.08.2
KDE Frameworks 5.26.0
plasma5-workspace: 5.8.6-8.1 (LTS)
You seem to be using a KDE Plasma 5 version from the “KDE:” repository.
In the KDE Menu, the command to launch Dolphin in super-user mode is: dbus-launch dolphin -qwindowtitle “%c” “%u”
A “normal” Dolphin session is launched with: dolphin %u
Yes, it seems that during February 2017 the Dolphin code was changed to disallow execution as “root”.
On the other hand, none of the Bug Report authors are mentioning HOW they’re launching Dolphin – they’re only writing “as root” . . .
Whether or not the “dbus-launch” behaves as one expects has yet to be proved.
And, no one has reported the result of “SDDM – login as another user” (possibly as ‘root’) and launching Dolphin from that KDE session.
You can no longer use Dolphin as root, even if you are logged in as root in KDE. I was pretty unhappy about it and I think it should be my choice if I want to use Dolphin as root or not, and not a decision of a KDE developer.
Anyway, Krusader works quiet well for what you want to do, just be careful, you can kill your system rather quickly.
…very bad this decision to do not allow to run dolphin as super user >:(, but, on my opensuse leap 42.2, plasma 5.9.4, KDE frameworks 5.32.0, KDE applications 17.03.80, Kernel 4.4.57-18-default, nvidia drivers it seems to works well launching from the kicker searching super and click on file manager - super user mode…
manythanks, ciao, pier
I’m not happy with this decision either, but I don’t use it dolphin as root much so I won’t go to the drastic step of dropping kde.
In any case, if you really need root access you can still use konqueror (for now) which ironically uses dolphin for its file manager.