gedit as root now locks desktop hard

bruce badouglas at
Thu Dec 26 15:16:48 UTC 2013



do you have vi on the system. do you get the same hard lock when you use vi?

what happens if you use gedit, but you open the file as a non root user?

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 10:11 AM, Robert Moskowitz <rgm at> wrote:
> Again, after a bunch of tweaking, I needed to edit a system config file, so
> sued, and ran "gedit file.conf &" and the desktop locked hard.  Only option
> was a power off via the switch.  I rebooted and after logging in, just
> opened a terminal, sued, and opened gedit and locked hard.
> This was working nicely before I did all that tweaking.  Perhaps one of the
> extensions or how do I look for this.  It is too painful to test...
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