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Re: running gedit as su brings error

On Mon, Mar 02, 2009 at 01:23:15PM +0700, Dave Patterson wrote:
> Hello *
> Recently I've been getting an error I've not seen before in Gnome: when
> I run Gedit from a terminal as su, I get the following:
> Failed to contact configuration server; some possible causes are that
> you need to enable TCP/IP networking for ORBit, or you have stale NFS
> locks due to a system crash. See http://www.gnome.org/projects/gconf/
> for information. (Details -  1: Failed to get connection to session: Did
> not receive a reply.)
> gnome.org explanations relate to redhat, with no guidance for Debian
> based systems.
> I get the same thing when calling gnome's system log monitor, but not
> when I call Synaptic.
> Any clues out there?

Try running it with sux or gksu rather than just plain su; that should
pass X privileges to any account you switch to


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