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

From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 04:32:48 -0400
Lisi Reisz composed on 2015-07-30 08:58 (UTC+0100):

> 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.

I don't understand. I thought you were running Jessie. ;-) What does running
Debian have to do with whatever your objection with Konq and/or Konsole is?

>> 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 wasn't suggesting giving up your preferences, only offering workarounds for
the period until such time as your expectations can be met.

> 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.

We don't want that, especially Win10, with its expanded intrusion on privacy. ;-)

> ...

>> 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.

Is the root shell option missing from your Konsole menu too?

I find it inexplicable that default installs cant be bothered to include this
unequaled tool. :-(
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