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I am using Mandriva 2009.1 KDE 4.2 Whenever I try to run a program as root from the konsole I get this error. Code: # dolphin <unknown program name>(13749)/: KUniqueApplication: ...
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    Communication error with launcher


    I am using Mandriva 2009.1 KDE 4.2
    Whenever I try to run a program as root from the konsole I get this error.
    Code:
    # dolphin                                                 
    <unknown program name>(13749)/: KUniqueApplication: Cannot find the D-Bus session server                                                                        
    
    <unknown program name>(13748)/: KUniqueApplication: Pipe closed unexpectedly.
    With KDE applications it looks like this:
    Code:
    # konqueror 
    kdeinit4: preparing to launch /usr/lib/kde4/libexec/klauncher
    klauncher(13763) kdemain: No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have started the DBUS server.                                                                 
    kdeinit4: Communication error with launcher. Exiting!
    Needless to say, Konqueror and Dolphin are installed and working perfectly, under the user.

    Why does this happen, and how do I fix it? I kinda need to be able to launch at least a text editor as root...
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    As user you can try: kdesu kwrite /select/file/location or as root just: kwrite /same/file

    MaRk-I

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaRk-I View Post
    As user you can try: kdesu kwrite /select/file/location or as root just: kwrite /same/file

    MaRk-I
    That is exactly what I tried.
    BASH does not recognize the command kdesu ar user, and as root I get the above-mentioned error.
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    It would appear that the problem stems from this line:
    Code:
    No DBUS session-bus found. Check if you have started the DBUS server
    I think the DBUS server has something to do with applications talking to each other...?
    Anyway, it clearly works for User, but not for Root.
    So, how do I start DBUS for Root? Preferably every login, automatically....
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