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Friday, January 20, 2006

Kdesu bug in Kubuntu Fixed

Thanks to a great tip from consistencies.net. Thanks dude!

The problem is that KDE does not like ubuntu's no-root policy. I don't like it either, and I feel retarded without a fully fledged root account on the system - so I guess we are in agreement. I always enable it. KDE has allot of user-context sensitive features (for example a button "log in as admin to access this panel" popping up if you run as user in kcontrol) it heavily relies on kdesu. If you have no root account this becomes an issue :P

It seems that over zealous Kubuntu developers removed (or failed to add) the following line to the kdeglobals config file:


[super-user-command]
super-user-command=su


If you append that to your kdeglobals you will be up and running in no time. You can do this locally just for your user account by modifying the ~/.kde/share/config/kdeglobals but it's probably a better idea to just go ahead and fix it for every user by appending to /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde-profile/default/share/config/kdeglobals

It worked for me :)

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