In addition to what DrHu said about a non existent root account you might also find the following somewhat amusing.EDIT: I don't think that sentence had the correct syntax. I did not mean to imply that DrHu's statement was amusing - there is no root account.
If I were to edit a system file ... say fstab for example ... I would run the following command:
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gksu gedit /etc/fstab
What's been driving me crazy is that when gedit opens 2 tabs are automatically displayed - one with fstab and another with "Untitled Document 1". I don't remember that happening in Gnome2 so I started my search.
One thing I found was an Ubuntu bug report: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+sour ... bug/838404
Sean Fitzpatrick (sean-fitzpatrick) wrote on 2011-10-09: #3
I see. So does that make the official GNOME position "editing system files should be done with nano or similar" or "system files? why would a user want to edit a system file?"
Sam_ (and-sam) wrote on 2011-10-09: #4
Yep, from my understanding they don't agree with running graphical apps as root. Bug #805682
And a related Gnome bug report: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=654184
Matthias Clasen [developer] 2011-07-08 20:10:17 UTC
You shouldn't run nautilus as root. Whats probably happening here is that not
only is nautilus getting started, but also a session bus for root, and diverse
session services, etc etc.
Comment 2 André Klapper [developer] 2011-07-12 11:50:53 UTC
No bug by design here...
The key word in the Gnome response that I found interesting was the word "probably". Probably? Have all the Gnome2 developers left, retired, or been fired? Anyway "gksu leafpad /etc/fstab" eliminated the irritation since leafpad has no tabs