On 02/26/2011 06:57 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote: > Thanks for the response. > > I'm using Slackware. Slackware does not restrict root access like Ubuntu. > > Some time ago I filed bug reports 393 and 394 to address the issues. > > Darrell > Darrell, If this is your box (and not one at work), you might try a /etc/pam.d/su fix that allows members of the wheel group (normal sudo group) to use su without having to enter a password. I find it very useful. After adding yourself to the wheel group (either 'groupmod -A user wheel' or gpasswd -a user wheel' depending on the distro), then in /etc/pam.d/su, (add or uncomment) the following: auth sufficient pam_wheel.so trust use_uid auth required pam_wheel.so use_uid If you have public/private key access setup to a box and you want to be able to run remote X apps as root (kate/kwrite for remote config) you can also add the following to pam.d/su: session optional pam_xauth.so There was also an old hack to use sudo instead of su for KDE admin access (it worked fine as well). In Trinity from the command line in konsole/xterm or in alt+f2, just enter the following: kwriteconfig --file kdesurc --group super-user-command --key super-user-command sudo That simply creates an entry in ~/.kde3/share/config/kdesurc containing the following: [Passwords] Keep=true [super-user-command] super-user-command=sudo If kdesu isn't working then give that a try. If it works - great, if it doesn't, then just delete kdesurc :p -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.