I use KDE and prefer to use kdesu when opening system administrative applications like Synaptic, Super User Krusader, and PCLinuxOS Control Center (aka drakconf). Until today's update, kdesu works with applications I use with it. I found out today that it doesn't work with drakconf anymore. PCC still works; just not with kdesu.
I have shortcut keys like Meta+Shift+P launches PCLinuxOS Control Center. I would get the password window and nothing would happen. kdesu is playing nice with Synaptic.
I tried to kdesu drakconf on a terminal but could not find anything out of the ordinary and had compared the output with that of kdesu synaptic.
I am wondering if someone else is experiencing this issue.
I do. After reading your post I tested it. PCC will not start if one uses kdesu
to become root. But if one first uses su
to become root -- then it will.
It doesn't matter whether one specifies the path to drakconf
or not. (The executable script is /usr/bin/drakconf
is a symlink to it, and so is /usr/sbin/drakconf
, while /usr/sbin/pcc
is a link to /usr/sbin/drakconf
. That notwithstanding I tried them all.)
To me the output in a terminal looks a bit strange, but it's identical to the output one gets from "kdesu synaptic", which does work.
In answer to why I use kdesu, I just like the look of the QT password window better than the GTK.
I actually prefer the GTK one, so I would never have become aware of this anomaly if you hadn't posted.