Bug 822950 - Problems when launching nautilus from terminal as root
Problems when launching nautilus from terminal as root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-05-18 11:24 EDT by Ruben Roy
Modified: 2015-03-03 18:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-05-18 12:30:05 EDT
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Description Ruben Roy 2012-05-18 11:24:59 EDT
Description of problem:
When launching nautilus from gnome terminal as root:
1. The date/time indicator at the middle of the taskbar changes to "DAY HH:MM" from the full date and time which had been configured using gnome tweak tool
2. Taps using the touchpad are not recognized. However moving the pointer is possible. Also the buttons near the touchpad work without problems
3. Problem 2 is solved when running the command "synclient TapButton1=1". But it reappears after it goes into suspend mode.
4. Logging out and logging in solves problems 1 and 2 but they can be reproduced again

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start gnome terminal
2. run "su - -c nautilus"
Comment 1 Tomáš Bžatek 2012-05-18 12:30:05 EDT
Please don't run Gnome apps as root, there are many issues around and it's generally unsupported (mostly due to d-bus session bus limitations).

Do these issues appear only when running as root or even as normal user?
Comment 2 Ruben Roy 2012-05-18 15:27:14 EDT
Everything works as it should when running as a normal user.

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