[arch-general] Can not run kdesu kate

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Sat Jul 15 23:57:48 UTC 2017

On Sat, 15 Jul 2017 23:37:54 +0000, Junayeed Ahnaf wrote:
>Freshly installed arch with KDE and I can not run kdesu kate
>filename . When I enter this command it asks for a password and after
>that it does absolutely nothing. What can I do ?


did you expect "sudo" or "su"? IOW did you type the correct password
"user" or "root" password? Did you run it from command line to get
detailed information?

On my system I've got "kdesu4" installed, but there is no "kdesu"

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls -hAl /usr/bin/kdesu
ls: cannot access '/usr/bin/kdesu': No such file or directory
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ ls -hAl /usr/bin/kdesu*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 27 Jul 12 09:41 /usr/bin/kdesu4 -> /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/kdesu
[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ pacman -Qo /usr/bin/kdesu4
/usr/bin/kdesu4 is owned by kdebase-runtime 17.04.3-1

So if I e.g. type

[rocketmouse at archlinux ~]$ kdesu xed
bash: kdesu: command not found

I get "command not found".

Btw. I don't use it ;).

Seemingly the command "kdesu" does exist on your machine, but it seems
to be configured incorrectly.

Did you take care of




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