Re: 'sudo gedit' stopped working [SOLVED]
On Thu, 30 Sep 2010 16:43:20 -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>> I have a menu item, 'sudo gedit', which has worked for years but just
>> stopped working (on a current testing system). . . .
> Sorry to answer my own question - 'gksudo gedit' works (although why
> sudo no longer works, I don't know).
Found the answer for ya:
sudo has changed from a blacklist to a whitelist model for
environment variables. I.e., sudo no longer lets DISPLAY through
without you telling it to first. See http://bugs.debian.org/349729
for instructions on workarounds
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