I have a shell script that I created to change the next EFI boot then execute a reboot. If I execute it in a terminal window it works fine, but if I execute it using an Icon in KDE it reboots, but does not change the next efiboot. I have tried setting the Icon to run as root, but that didn't make a difference.

Here is the script

kdialog --title "Reboot to Windows Prompt" --yesno "Are you sure you want to reboot to Windows?";
if [ $? = 0 ]; then
    sudo efibootmgr -n 0
    kdialog --msgbox "Reboot aborted by user"

Someone even suggested having a pause between the efibootmgr and the reboot, but that didn't work either.


Not sure if it's what you're looking for, but have you considered launching a terminal + executing your script from an icon.

Right click the icon > Icon Settings > Applicaiton > Command:

konsole -e /path/to/your/script.sh

Or if you need the window to stay open for some reason use -noclose

  • Thanks Chad. I'm what I consider very green when it comes to Linux. I'm trying to hide or at least minimize the Konsole itself. The best i've been able to come up with is --hide-tabbar --hide-menubar --geometry=50x50-1-1. This puts it in the lower right corner. I tried making the size 1x1, but then the kdialog doesn't appear. I also tried to make it way off the screen 50x50+4100+4100, but that didn't work either. I assume that it looks at you resolution and doesn't let you go beyond that point? <br> So in short anyway to make the konsole window itself not visible to the user?? – Doug Nov 3 '16 at 19:00
  • You can launch konsole in the background using &. The icon command would look like this: konsole -e /path/to/your/script.sh & You might still see the console flash in the foreground on launch and I'm not sure if you can prevent that. – Chad Sheets Nov 3 '16 at 19:54

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