[arch-general] How do we handle sudo or kdesu in Archlinux?

David Rosenstrauch darose at darose.net
Wed May 13 15:57:29 EDT 2009

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. wrote:
> Listmates,
> 	When I need to run apps a root for configuration purposes like kate, or 
> konqueror "File Management", I either put the command in the Alt+F2 run 
> dialog or create a menu entry and then check [ ] run as different users and 
> put 'root' in the different user text box. Even though I have configured sudo 
> I am inevitably prompte for a password. With suse we "patched" this by using 
> kwriteconfig as your regular user:
> kwriteconfig --file kdesurc --group super-user-command --key 
> super-user-command sudo
> 	This wasn't the "recommended" way, but it was the way most chose to get 
> around a mess with kdesu.
> 	When I try and access the apps I want to run as root, not only do I get the 
> initial password prompt, but I get a second prompt after the app is closed. 
> That has left me scratching my head.
> 	The other option is just to create the menu entries as "sudo command" which 
> doesn't complain wheen opening whatever I need.
> 	What says the braintrust? Is this an arch issue or is it a kdemod issue? Any 
> help would be appreciated, thanks.

No idea whose issue this is.  But I normally just do Alt-F2, and then 
say:  kdesu <the-app>



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