Bug 89169 - Nautilus desktop stays as root after running from command line (as root)
Nautilus desktop stays as root after running from command line (as root)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Alexander Larsson
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2003-04-18 21:06 EDT by Peter Davie
Modified: 2015-01-07 19:04 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-06-02 08:57:05 EDT
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Description Peter Davie 2003-04-18 21:06:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
Task: Perform operations as root when logged in as another user.

History: The same approach was used in RH8 without the side effects found in RH9

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
To reproduce:
1. open terminal window
2. log on as root
3. run natilus: e.g. ./nautilus &
4. Upon closing nautilus the desktop gets redrawn as root's desktop (not the
orignal user) and remains there until a logout is done.


Actual Results:  Nautilus stays in "root mode" despite the process having been
terminated. The temporary workarounds are noted under additional info.

Expected Results:  The problem here is that this behaviour differs radically
from RH8. Arguably RH8 should have behaved in this manner in the first place :-)

Additional info:

Workaround 1: run nautilus with the --no-desktop option.
Workaround 2: live with it and log out.
Workaround 3: Do not run as separate process
Workaround 4: Create a menu entry like in KDE for "Superuser Nautilus"
Comment 1 Alexander Larsson 2003-04-24 10:51:02 EDT
Well, it really shouldn't be managing the desktop if another copy already is.
Comment 2 Alexander Larsson 2003-06-02 08:57:05 EDT
This is fixed in RAWHIDE by the use of a manager selection for the desktop. If
anyone is already managing the desktop nautilus won't.

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