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Month: February 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] KDESU

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Sat, 26 Feb 2011 19:14:35 -0600
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


  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 trust use_uid
auth            required 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

  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



  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.