Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 822950
Problems when launching nautilus from terminal as root
Last modified: 2015-03-03 18:05:13 EST
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"
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?
Everything works as it should when running as a normal user.