How do I run application as root, without using Konsole?Sometimes I wish to start task manager on system level, but I dont want to use console. I wish to know how, from KDE4 logged as user, run app as root.
My system software is installed on an encrypted LVM on hda1 and hda2. My home directory takes up the whole of hdb1 which is also encrypted. I can boot up into the kde desktop okay, but when I open up konsole and type 'su' and my root password I get the message "su: Authentication failure". I am absolutely certain that I am using the right password.
Even more strangely, if I fire up synaptic and give it that same password I am able to install software. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what's gone wrong and how I can fix it?
I can also type Ctrl-Alt-F2 and log in as root to do administrative tasks without any problems so I cannot understand why konsole has locked me out.
I'm running PCLinuxOS with no other OS installed. Thought I'd have a go at chainloading. just for interests sake.So, I opened Konsole, entered su and entered my root password. The command line turned red so, I imagined all was well. But when I then keyed in '/boot/grub/.menu.lst' I was refused access.
I've been looking for a alternative terminal to work in while using F15. I've done some Googleing and came across Konsole as being the most feature rich terminal. I'd like a terminal that provides a lot of features so I could possibly increase my efficiency. If something is KDE like Konsole does that mean I have to install the whole KDE environment? If so is there any Fedora terminal alternatives?
i have created a shortcut for konsole on desktop, if i click on icon all desktop is freezing for 10-15 seconds before konsole is launched. if i have the same aplication overlapped in taskbar and i click once same thing is happening, desktop is freezing before select menu is appear.
I am trying to set up a simple script to automatically invoke streamripper to record my favourite radio shows. The script works fine in a terminal window (Konsole), but when scheduling this as a cron job (KCron via SystemSettings) a Konsole window pops up catching the streamripper output.
Now stramripper can behave with the --quiet option, and I set output redirects "> /dev/null 2>&1". Inside the script or on the command line of KCron.
sh myscript.txt >/dev/null 2>&1
...or just as the script without the "sh" command. Same result. Still the same annoying Konsole terminal window pops up, now with no other content than what Cron obviously generates at the end of the script execution:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- End of script execution. Type Enter or Ctrl+C to exit. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Well, the whole point of this cron scheduling was to avoid manual intervention and create the MP3 file of the radio show automatically. how to avoid the terminal window completely?
I've started to get emails that would typically come from [URL] as [URL]. These emails come from services that send out emails (backup programs) directly, or from cronjobs. I've logged in as the non-root account and either sudo su - or su - to root and the restart the service at one point or another. If I login directly as root and bounce the service or cron the emails come across as from root. I don't see anything in my environment variables after I su to indicate what would cause this. I'm not sure where else to look? A pam setting? This seems to have happened between Fedora 10 and 14 (did a bunch of overdue upgrades recently) I've only got Fedora so I don't have anything to compare to. In Fedora 10 I did not have this problem.
I found this on Bee's website. For more info on this exploit there are links there:[URl]..All you have to do in Fedora 13 is enter the following lines in a shell as normal user:
I don't think this can be considered solely an "upstream" problem, because I first tried it in Arch using the same version of glibc, and the final command causes both gnome-terminal and xterm windows to disappear.
I just started having some problem after switching my desktop manager from GNome to KDE. One of such situation is the konsole on KDE not running popular commands like ifconfig that I run when I was using GNome. Although, I have fallen in love with KDE, I am feeling a little bereaved of some feature. where I could use KDE to mastery? (Because I want to believe that I am not doing somethings I should and not that KDE is so limited)
[SOLVED] in current Tue Apr 5 06:35:07 UTC 2011kde/kdebase-4.5.5-i486-3.txz: Rebuilt.Patched kconsole to fix closing tabs.[/SOLVED] In current:close-tab in Konsole is greyed-outnew tab = okno probs in SW13.1
Nobody else seems to be reporting this, so I guess it's down to my setup in some way, but when I run vim from a konsole window under KDE 4.3.3, I find that the konsole screen messes up during the session (feels as if it is writing with background colour on the background or something) and even when you leave vim by typing the right exit commands, display remains upset (most often confined to leftmost 20-30 columns). Konsole "clear and reset" does not help, I have to close the session and start a new instance.
Maybe connected to the konsole settings I use which are "black on light yellow"?
Should I have something in by .vimrc or konsole configuration to fix this ?
Konsole (when in root) fails to start up after it is used once (i.e., opened, work performed, closed/terminated). Bouncing cursor does its thing on second and subsequent uses, but times out normally and Konsole window never appears. Stock install from DVD.
Got a problem with fonts in 'Konsole'-windows. 'Bold' fonts are being cut off at the last letter. Sometimes only half the letter is visible, sometimes the letter is completely invisible. No problems with fonts in xterm. Set the standards in '/etc/DIR_COLORS', but the problem still exists in (for example):
- man-pages (headings) - perldoc (headings) - vi (infos at bottom, like -- INSERT --) - ...
Is there a solution to turn off bold fonts in Konsole completely? Would be my favourite! I'm using OpenSUSE 11.3, KDE 4.4.4 "release 2"...
I've install virtualbox and got it working.In KDE, the normal Alt-F2 -> virtualbox will start virtualbox. However, when I login to openbox or fluxbox, I am unable to get virtualbox started.Curious, re-login into KDE and virtualbox can be started as normal.However, in konsole, when I try to locate virtualbox, I am unable to locate it.Any idea how to locate and start virtualbox in fluxbox, openbox?
I notice that in 11.4 when I try to autocomplete (Tab Key) to /etc or /etc/init.d/ it auto completes differently than the way it did in other 11.x openSUSE versions. i.e. Code: sudo /et Then hit tab; it auto completes to /etc (space on the end of it)
Also, Code: sudo /etc/init. Then hit tab; it auto completes to /etc/init.d (space on the end of it)
If I simply try: Code: /et Then hit tab; it auto completes properly to /etc/
I accidently deleted my X on kubuntu 10.10 64bit. (dont ask how ) now I installed ubuntu to achieve an internet connection, thus I an able to download ...? whatever ? my questions: how to get my X again? -> without direct internet and only from terminal can I somehow compile from source? [URL]...
In Konsole (KDE on Debian), when I try control arrow key to move to next or previous word in a line, it prints 5d or 5c instead of moving forward/back one word. How do I activate these shortcuts? Also, the shortcuts work fine in other applications.