gedit as root now locks desktop hard

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Thu Dec 26 15:51:07 UTC 2013

On 12/26/2013 10:16 AM, bruce wrote:
> robert.
> ouch.
> do you have vi on the system. do you get the same hard lock when you use vi?

Yes.  I fell back to vi.  Been using vi for 20+ years.  Sigh.

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

Works fine as me.  Only locks as root.

> 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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