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Re: Gnome desktop settings borked on testing after reboot

On Thu, 09 Jun 2011 21:18:36 +0200, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

> On Thu, 2011-06-09 at 18:51 +0000, Camaleón wrote:

>> Accustom yourself to run a login shell when launching GUI based
>> applications (i.e., "su -" instead "su") ;-)
> Thank you :)
> that's better, still some GTK warnings
> root@debian:/home/spinymouse# su --login 
> root@debian:~# gedit
> (gedit:8179): Gtk-WARNING **: Unable to rename
> '/root/.recently-used.xbel': No such file or directory
> (gedit:8179): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into
> `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create
> file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.0T0SWV': No such file or
> directory
> (gedit:8179): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of
> `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or
> directory

I think you can safely ignore those warnings (BTW, I don't get them on my 
wheezy) or you can try to find why they are flooding your screen.

>From your root dir, run:

ls -la 
ls -la .local/share

> Could it be that some distros handle it different to Debian? IIRC on
> Suse su + gedit is ok ... I need to check this later.

Yep, each distribution use their own tricks but reagardless the distro, 
it is still preferable to use "su -" or "gksu/kdesu" when you want to run 
GUI applications despite the GTK warnings :-)



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