Nautilus Error

Amedee Van Gasse (Ubuntu) amedee-ubuntu at
Mon Apr 20 14:40:22 UTC 2009

On Mon, April 20, 2009 16:06, Tommy Trussell wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 3:11 AM, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:
>> MG wrote:
>>> All I did was start up nautilus, typing 'sudo nautilus'
>> OK so far, but what exactly is the problem? Does it not work or are you
>>  just concerned about the messages? If you use a terminal to start a
>> graphical program there are often a lot of messages which can simply be
>>  ignored. However if something didn't work it could be because you used
>>  sudo to start a graphical program. Usually graphical programs are
>> started with gksudo (or kdesudo if you use KDE) instead. So the command
>>  should be "gksudo nautilus".
> This may be outdated thinking, but people used to specifically warn
> against running Nautilus as root. I don't know if it was for security
> concerns or "shoot yourself in foot" concerns, but there aren't many GOOD
> reasons to run Nautilus as root.

Probably the shoot in the foot thing.
It's too easy to have a click or drag accident.


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