mousepad with root access doesn't work

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Kulle
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mousepad with root access doesn't work

Post#1 by Kulle » 22 Jul 2017, 07:25

I use v3.2.2 Xfce
mousepad in terminal works.
mousepad in terminal with root access doesn't work.
Error:
(mousepad:4059): dconfig_WARNING**:
failed to commit changes to dconfig: The connection is closed

pFilesearch results:
/home/guest/.config/Mousepad
and
/usr/bin/mousepad
That's confusing: Mousepad and mousepad
Can this be the cause?
What to do?
Thanks for the help

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Re: mousepad with root access doesn't work

Post#2 by jssouza » 22 Jul 2017, 08:47

Use su -l (that is, a login shell) to gain root access in the terminal and then run mousepad.

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Re: mousepad with root access doesn't work

Post#3 by donald » 22 Jul 2017, 09:27

I may add ,that from within the guest account - which one should use -

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guest@porteus:~$ sudo mousepad /etc/usm/mirrors-salix.txt
is sufficient.

Just in case....
"sudo" requests the guest account password .

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Re: mousepad with root access doesn't work

Post#4 by Ed_P » 22 Jul 2017, 17:07

And I might add that from within the guest account this works also:

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echo guest | sudo -S mousepad /etc/usm/mirrors-salix.txt
:)

Especially handy when used in a script.

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#!/bin/sh
if [ ! $1 ]; then echo "-No file specified-"; exit; fi
echo guest | sudo -S mousepad $1

BTW Kulle I'm not seeing your problem with my Cinnamon DE.
Ed

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Re: mousepad with root access doesn't work

Post#5 by brokenman » 22 Jul 2017, 18:06

If you are in a root account and you want to edit a file as root try this: sudo -i mousepad
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