On 13 October 2010 18:14, Timothy Pearson <kb9vqf@...> wrote: >> Firstly my thanks and congratulations to the Trinity project for such >> great work and the support for Debian. It is my desktop of choice for >> Debian Squeeze and looks really nice, more so than the (old) kde >> defaults. In fact I have run Trinity (ubuntu packsges) on Debian >> Squeeze since last November. It idles at around 100MB ram usage. >> >> I now have a fresh Squeeze install with Trinity from the new >> Trinity-Debian repos. This was done using debootstrap and chroot. >> Trinity-kde was installed with apt-get (in the chroot) using a text >> list of specific packages. I use these methods to minimise bloat. >> >> The only issue is, kdesu. I saw an earlier post on this but no >> resolution. Is nobody else getting this? >> >> I can't change the clock or get root from kcontrol, kuser, etc. The >> workaround is sudo or sux (/opt/trinity/bin needs to go in roots >> $PATH) in a konsole to open kde apps >> >> I do not like to use sudo by preference but in this case I have set my >> user in /etc/sudoers. (works as expected otherwise, e.g. <sudo kwrite> >> is successful) >> >> Ideally I would like to disable sudo altogether and just use su, sux and >> kdesu. >> >> kdesudo-trinity is installed. >> >> In my old Squeeze install I fixed kdesu by adding a text file >> ~/.kde3/share/config/kdesurc containing: >> >> [super-user-command] >> super-user-command=su >> >> No luck with that on the new install >> >> In konsole: >> >> dzz@exelinux:~$ kdesudo kwrite >> /usr/bin/xauth: (argv):1: couldn't query Security extension on display >> ":0.0" >> No protocol specified >> >> kwrite: cannot connect to X server :0.0 >> >> dzz@exelinux:~$ kdesu kwrite >> /usr/bin/xauth: (argv):1: couldn't query Security extension on display >> ":0.0" >> No protocol specified >> >> kwrite: cannot connect to X server :0.0 >> >> >> >> . Any ideas what is wrong? >> > > I do not know of a workaround at this point, but here is some additional > information I found: > > http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic/9786/how-to-run-gui-apps-with-another-user/ > > Can you post the output of: > > ls -l /opt/trinity/bin/kdesu > > Thanks! > > Tim > > dzz@exelinux:~$ ls -l /opt/trinity/bin/kdesu -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 45912 Oct 2 22:33 /opt/trinity/bin/kdesu Thanks for the link but not much of a solution there, I already use sux mostly as a workaround. Trinity-kde is good enough generally that I can live with thatfor now. i'm doing quite a bit of testing at the moment, building a live cd. Nearly there, just a few minor cosmetic glitches.