Bug 400569 - kdesu is not launching Dolphin
Summary: kdesu is not launching Dolphin
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 179678
Alias: None
Product: kdesu
Classification: Applications
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Manjaro Linux
: NOR major
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: kdesu bugs tracker
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Reported: 2018-11-02 00:21 UTC by Xeno Idaltu
Modified: 2022-09-02 14:36 UTC (History)
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Description Xeno Idaltu 2018-11-02 00:21:27 UTC
Kdesu is not working on any application. I tried it for Dolphin, SystemSettings5, Kate, etc. 

On Dolphin when I Right-Click the Menu to run Dolphin as root it also never launches.


SOFTWARE VERSIONS:
KDE Plasma Version: 5.14.2
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.51.0
Qt Version: 5.11.2
Comment 1 Nate Graham 2018-11-05 16:51:32 UTC
I'm afraid this is intentional. Running Dolphin as root was deemed too dangerous due to security vulnerabilities. We are implementing PolicyKit support so that you don't have to run Dolphin as root to edit files owned by another user. That's tracked by

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 179678 ***
Comment 2 Nate Graham 2018-11-05 16:52:03 UTC
As for the other apps, kdesu is not supported and its use is discouraged. It's not surprising that it fails.
Comment 3 Xeno Idaltu 2018-11-08 08:11:36 UTC
(In reply to Nate Graham from comment #2)
> As for the other apps, kdesu is not supported and its use is discouraged.
> It's not surprising that it fails.

PolicyKit for Dolphin will be an awesome alternative. Thank you.
Comment 4 KDErobo3me 2018-12-19 03:35:23 UTC
Awesome? The PolicyKit KCM GUI is no longer there, so I cannot really concur at this moment.