Steps to Reproduce:
1. Open terminal
2. run su -c 'gedit somefile'
(gedit:13049): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
GConf Error: 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://projects.gnome.org/gconf/ for information. (Details — 1: Failed to get connection to session: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.)
Note second paragraph is repeated many times, this doesn't happen if you simply run "gedit somefile". Ie editing a file not as root
Problem appears on more than one machine running F13
I started getting this problem with gedit after deleting the file .ICEauthority in my home directory. Restoring .ICEauthority corrected the problem for me.
I've never deleted that file, and it appears in my home directory
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