Bug 507651 - X session crashes when starting a kde program with sudo (from within a KDE desktop)
X session crashes when starting a kde program with sudo (from within a KDE de...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2009-06-23 12:13 EDT by Karsten Hopp
Modified: 2009-07-22 09:12 EDT (History)
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Description Karsten Hopp 2009-06-23 12:13:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm running KDE as my desktop and sometimes I need to start another KDE program as root. P.e. 'sudo konqueror' kills my X immediately after pressing OK in the window that informs you that ksmserver can't be started.

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Comment 1 Rex Dieter 2009-06-23 12:41:36 EDT
I can't reproduce, but fwiw, "don't do that!" :)

that's what kdesu is for...
Comment 2 Steven M. Parrish 2009-07-22 09:12:08 EDT
Closing as NOTABUG.

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