cant start gksu firefox

John Vivirito gnomefreak at
Sun Apr 4 11:23:23 UTC 2010

On 04/03/2010 01:35 PM, Michael Kappes wrote:
> hello devels and readers,
> i will start my firefox as "root" - but, it doesn't work
> bash:
>> user at laptop:~$ gksu firefox -d
>> /home/user/.themes/Red Humanity/gtk-2.0/gtkrc:101: Murrine configuration option "gradients" is no longer supported and will be ignored.
>> No ask_pass set, using default!
>> xauth: /tmp/libgksu-PDSBIE/.Xauthority
>> STARTUP_ID: gksu/firefox/2533-0-tuxtop_TIME8943795
>> cmd[0]: /usr/bin/sudo
>> cmd[1]: -H
>> cmd[2]: -S
>> cmd[3]: -p
>> cmd[4]: GNOME_SUDO_PASS
>> cmd[5]: -u
>> cmd[6]: root
>> cmd[7]: --
>> cmd[8]: firefox
>> buffer: --
>> brute force GNOME_SUDO_PASS ended...
>> No password prompt found; we'll assume we don't need a password.
>> xauth: /tmp/libgksu-PDSBIE/.Xauthority
>> xauth_env: /var/run/gdm/auth-for-user-LfDBUR/database
>> dir: /tmp/libgksu-PDSBIE
>> user at laptop:~$ 
> Murrine Error = is OK ;)
> at the fist start from the shell whit gksu - the passwd question comes.
> by the second start from shell i set the "-d"
> what can i do thats my ff starts "as root" again. thx a lot.
> Ahoi
> Michael
There is a good chance that starting Firefox as root/sudo will screw up
your profile as it happens a lot.
Is there any reason for starting it as root/sudo that you cant do as a user?
Running apps with root//sudo privileges that dont need it is a bad idea.

Sincerely Yours,
    John Vivirito
Linux User# 414246

"How can i get lost, if i have no where to go"
    -- Metallica from Unforgiven III

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