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Krusader-can't start root mode - Solved

Post by fstjohn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:13 am

I've done a fresh install of Mint Cinnamon 19 (64 bit) and installed Krusader, my favorite file manager using the software manager. All's OK until I select the tool "Start Root Mode Krusader". As usual, I'm asked for my password. I enter my Admin password and it's rejected with the attached screen. This worked fine with 18.3. Any suggestions?
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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by trytip » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:28 am

add yourself to the "wheel" group as it says in the info dialog do you have kdesu installed?
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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by fstjohn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:50 am

I've created group "wheel" and added myself to it. Same result. Seems kdesu isn't installed. How do I get it?

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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by trytip » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:58 am

did you reboot after adding wheel? if kdesu is not in mint19 repos i will not be responsible for system break, but you can search google for "kdesu ubuntu download" which more than likely will ask you to install kde backports ppa
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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by fstjohn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:35 pm

Rebooted and no change. Googled, but can't find how to install kdesu.

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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by trytip » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:06 pm

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kdesu
i know kde has removed the option to run dolphin file manager and kate text editor to run as root it's not supported by default any longer , not sure if krusader is the same.
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Re: Krusader-can't start root mode

Post by fstjohn » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks lots. Backport did the trick.

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