Applications run with sudo aren't accessible in Lucid?

Phillip Whiteside phillw at
Thu Apr 29 18:50:34 BST 2010


any graphical interfaces should be run as gksudo and not sudo

gksudo gedit test

using sudo can cause headaches with permissions being altered.



On Thu, Apr 29, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Paul Hunt <huntp at> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I just upgraded from Karmic to Lucid (via a fresh install) and I'm
> finding I can't get Orca to read any applications I run with sudo from
> the terminal.
> For example; doing
> sudo gedit test
> Brings up an inaccessible window.
> I had a quick look back through the archives but noone else seems to be
> reporting this.
> Any ideas what's going on?
> Running admin apps with sudo has been working fine in the last few
> releases of Ubuntu without need for any hacking or anything.
> Thanks.
> Paul
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