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

From: Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:55:52 +0100
On Thursday 30 July 2015 11:42:09 E. Liddell wrote:
> On Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:02:02 +0100
>
> Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:
> > On Thursday 30 July 2015 10:45:39 Lisi Reisz wrote:
> > > Hi, Nik :-)
> > >
> > > On Thursday 30 July 2015 10:22:00 Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > > It works here on R14.0.1 and tdesu is installed by
> > > > tdebase-trinity-bin so I assume it's installed on your computer. But
> > > > if /opt/trinity/bin is not in your path that command will fail more
> > > > or less silently. Could you please open konsole, there enter:
> > > >
> > > >         /opt/trinity/bin/tdesu /opt/trinity/bin/kwrite
> > > >
> > > > and post the output from the console? BTY, on my computer it takes
> > > > about 15 seconds for kwrite to open.
> > >
> > > It ran KWrite as root, and in less than 15 seconds.  No other output.
> > >
> > > You would appear to have cracked it, Nik.  I just have to sort out my
> > > paths.
> >
> > /opt/trinity/bin is in my $PATH.  :-(
> >
> > Where next?
> >
> > (It did occur to me as I ran between computers that it must be, because
> > KWrite launches fine as $USER.)
>
> Maybe you've got a rogue nonfunctional tdesu installed somewhere earlier in
> your $PATH?

It now looks as though the real one was not functioning, and has somehow been 
stirred into functioning.  Unless this is right, and all the stirring around 
has moved the real one up the pecking order?

Anything I can do to find out?  If there is a rogue one floating around, I 
should perhaps get rid of it.

I am baffled but delighted.  I do love this list!!

Lisi