HOWTO - get kdesu back to normal in KDE4

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HOWTO - get kdesu back to normal in KDE4

Postby pendrachken » 2009-06-13 08:26

I suppose some of you noticed that KDE4 is "missing" kdesu, or were worried that it was replaced with kdesudo.
Well I am happy to report that this is NOT the case. You can actually very very easily get kdesu back to working like it was in KDE3.5

This one is actually pretty easy. In a terminal here is what you do:
Anywhere you see ## just after that is instructions you do NOT have to type the text directly AFTER the ## signs, what you have to type will either be BEFORE the ## on a line or the line will have NO ## signs.
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##first type in:
su

##after you hit enter you will see
Password:         ##<----------- type in your root password here.

##Now you will see your prompt change from a $ to a # sign

##Don't worry, almost done now...

##type:

ln -s /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu /usr/bin/kdesu

##hit enter, then type:
exit

##You are now back to your regular user in your terminal. Lets test that puppy out!

kdesu dolphin

##The normal kdesu dialog should pop up asking for roots password with the explanation that the program 
##dolphin needs root permissions. You can just cancel the dialog box since it was only a test to see if the link
##worked.


There kdesu is now back to normal again :-) :-)
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Re: HOWTO - get kdesu back to normal in KDE4

Postby marky611 » 2011-08-23 01:41

Thank you It worked!
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Re: HOWTO - get kdesu back to normal in KDE4

Postby vbrummond » 2011-08-23 01:57

The proper way (i think) is:
dpkg-reconfigure --priority=low kdesudo


Then just choose 'kdesu'.
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Re: HOWTO - get kdesu back to normal in KDE4

Postby julian516 » 2014-03-29 17:18

I had this problem so I just followed the instructions as offered by pendrachken. Worked perfectly and my thanks for the help!
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