KSystemLog requires root password

KSystemLog seems to require the root password, using my user password (I am part of the wheel group) does not seem to work. How can I use KSystemLog without the actual root password

looks like the easiest way would be to simply run
sudo -EH ksystemlog
If someone has a better way I’d love to hear it

I just bumped into this too.

I very rarely use the GUI method of viewing logs but today I tried and got met with a “wrong password”. I tried my actual root user password and that worked.
I have no memory of needing to use the actual root users password before.

If I try to open f.ex timeshift, my regular user password (part of wheel) is enough.

Inspecting the logs with KsystemLog xD

# Running KsystemLog using user password
su	pam_unix(su:auth): authentication failure; logname=bedna uid=1000 euid=0 tty=/dev/pts/4 ruser=bedna rhost=  user=root

# Running KsystemLog using root user password
su	pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by bedna(uid=1000)

# Running Timeshift
pkexec	pam_unix(polkit-1:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by bedna(uid=1000)

# sudo su (user password)
su	pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by bedna(uid=1000)

# su root (root user password)
su	pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user root(uid=0) by bedna(uid=0)

Something has changed because I have no recollection of ever needing to use my root password.
Switched from polkit to su?