Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 638415
Failed to connect to the session manager
Last modified: 2010-10-08 18:13:47 EDT
Description of problem:
[brandon@localhost ~]$ su -c 'gedit /etc/pulse/daemon.conf'
(gedit:3873): EggSMClient-WARNING **: Failed to connect to the session manager: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
GLib-GIO:ERROR:gdbusconnection.c:2270:initable_init: assertion failed: (connection->initialization_error == NULL)
*trying to edit pulse .conf for 5.1 surround sound. used vim instead.
Not a bug, at least not a gedit bug. If you run it as root, it doesn't have access to your session bus, and thus neither session management nor gio functionality are available.