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How to run Dolphin 18.08 as root with Kubuntu or KDE neon?

vosaxalo
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The release of Dolphin 18.08 brought the possibility to start Dolphin as root user within a root session.
However, some Linux distributions based on Ubuntu, such as Kubuntu and KDE Neon, do not have a root user separate from the normal user.
How do I start Dolphin as root in these distributions?
AFAIK I can't open a "root" session.
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Earlier: https://www.kubuntuforums.net/showthrea ... post419202

With the Neon in the VBox - KDE Apps 18.08

With the help of:

- pkexec: https://www.freedesktop.org/software/polkit/docs/0.105/pkexec.1.html

- “error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.” when attempting to run nautilus as root: https://askubuntu.com/questions/456689/error-xdg-runtime-dir-not-set-in-the-environment-when-attempting-to-run-naut

- Krusader 2.5.0 missing toolbar icons in root mode: https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?f=309&t=136927

command =>

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pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY KDE_SESSION_VERSION=5 KDE_FULL_SESSION=true dolphin


Seem to work...

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vosaxalo
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Thank you very much for your help @Rog131.
It works perfectly :)
jlandmesser
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.. and which ubuntu genius thinks i can admin kde-neon without root-dolphin??? :<
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A simple fix for me without having to remember long terminal commands is to install Thunar, yes!, you get bits of the XFCE desktop but its a small price to pay as far as I'm concerned.

In Kubuntu, open the Konsole and type:

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sudo apt install thunar


To run Thunar as root once installed (again using the Konsole), simply type:

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sudo thunar


I would like to use root in Dolphin to copy firmware files for my DVB-T2 TV stick into the /lib/firmware folder but have to use Thunar to get this done in a simple manner.

It would be nice if the KDE devs had an "Open as root" option in Dolphin imo. o)


Running Kubuntu on two computers (one dual boot and one as single OS), were it not for gaming; I would ditch Winblows completely!.
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jlandmesser wrote:.. and which ubuntu genius thinks i can admin kde-neon without root-dolphin??? :<


KDE people are pure genius who easily memorize the line below at age of 6 years

pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY KDE_SESSION_VERSION=5 KDE_FULL_SESSION=true dolphin

thank god sudo dolphin is forbidden!

it was too easy to learn!



 
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