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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Can't run Root Shell?

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2012 13:32:03 -0600
On 02/09/2012 12:29 PM, Darrell Anderson wrote:
> I'm running a GIT version of TDE.
> In the Panel Terminal widget button is an optin called Root Shell. When I select that option I repeatedly receive an error message that the password is incorrect.
> This is not a path problem because the same thing happens when I use the full path of /opt/trinity/bin/konsole --type su.
> I have no such problems using tdesu or starting a normal konsole and then using su or su - to login in as root.
> Can anybody confirm this behavior?
> Darrell


  What happens when you access administrator mode in kcontrol? i.e.:

kcontrol > System Administration > Font Installer > Administrator Mode

I have seen this cause problems with dbus and launchers after accessing anything
in Administrator Mode that requires a logout/kdm restart to cure. I have seen
this from 3.5.10 -> 3.5.13 on some installs and I have never been able to track
down why. I have some installs currently (3.5.12) that function flawlessly in
and out of Admin Mode and others that don't. IIRC there was an issue with
configuring sudo access between kdesu and kdesudo. I don't know if you are
hitting something related to that or not, but it's a thought.

In order to correct the KConfig values, we used to explicitly issue the command:

kwriteconfig --file kdesurc --group super-user-command --key super-user-command sudo

I think this has been superseded, but it give you an avenue to check.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.