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Eclipse looks completely different when run under root compared to my user.

It's like kde wasn't setup for root upon installation.

I'm running Suse 9.3 Pro.

How do I configure root kde so that eclipse looks the same when run as user?

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Firstly it is a bad practice to run a user application like Eclupse as root.

If you want to take the risk, you can always boot to single user mod, log in as root through the console and startx from there. Once you setup the KDE theme, you can switch runlevel to normal.

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well how am I supposed to debug an application from within eclipse that needs to be run as root? – user77017 Oct 18 '11 at 17:57
Yeah, that will be quite painful. If you want more security, you may want to setup "remote" debugging through sockets, so your Eclipse runs as a normal user. Otherwise enter single user or rescue mode (normally an option at your boot loader menu) so you can log-in as root before the X server is started. Of course, if you know your root password you may be able to log-in directly. – Oct 18 '11 at 18:32
actually the remote debugging sounds like the best idea, separating the user run eclipse used to debug and the root application – user77017 Oct 18 '11 at 18:37

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