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Re: [trinity-users] Running GUI programs as root in 14

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:58:44 +0100
On Thursday 30 July 2015 01:02:13 Felix Miata wrote:
> Lisi Reisz composed on 2015-07-29 23:22 (UTC+0100):
> >Dan Youngquist wrote:
> >> Lisi Reisz wrote:
> >> > In the absence of kdesu, or tdesu, how do you run eg KWrite or
> >> > Konqueror as root in 14 on Debian?  Even gksu seems still to be
> >> > missing this time.
> >>
> >> Main menu / System / SuperUser, you should have both kwrite and
> >> konqueror.
> >
> > Unfortunately Konqueror and Konsole. :-(
> What's wrong with getting where you need to go via Konsole?

I can't get there.  I run Debian.

> > Konsole is easy anyway - launch as normal user and su to root.
> Even easier than that .....
> > Buty I miss my beloved KWrite. :-(
> >
> >> To make other run-as-root menu items, make the item in Menu Editor,
> >> check "Run as a different user", and put root for the Username.
> >
> > Still haven't tried this.
> How often due you find it necesary to edit as root? Is there some problem
> using a readily available but more generic editor instead of KWrite for
> such tasks?

Not often.  But when I do I find KWrite much the best for me.  I don't have ot 
run TDE.  I could run KDE44 or Gnome or LXDE.  I don't have ot run KWrite.  
In fact, at the moment I can't run KWrite as root, but I want to run KWrite.  
And yes, there is a problem - I can't see anything else as well.  But even if 
there weren't, why shouldn't I try to run it just because I want to?

I shall continue to try to use those facilities of TDE that I have 
particularly valued over the years.  If I can't, I can't.  One day I may even 
be forced to choose between KDE4 and Windows.

> Are these Konsole session menu options missing on Jessie? MCEdit is how
> most system configuration maintenance gets done on all my installations.
> And of course, MC is one of the oldest and most feature packed file
> managers available.

Sorry, I can't see what you are getting at here.  But no, Konsole doesn't 
offer me mc.  Probably because I haven't got mc installed.