sudo vs. gksu (was: Re: Nervous Mouse Syndrome)

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Sat Apr 5 09:01:33 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-04-05 at 10:40 +0200, Markus Schönhaber wrote:
> Since the above page only says "don't do it!" but doesn't explain what
> might happen otherwise: what problems are to be expected if one starts
> a graphical application with sudo?

IIRC, it can leave a lock file (or something) with the wrong (root's)
permissions, which would prevent X from starting next time you reboot.

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