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Hmm... I already have that installed. Is there something I need to do to use it?
EDIT: I set the option in the control center, but that doesn't do it for some apps I guess. Is there anything else I can do?
The root user doesn't generally use the current user's environment settings by default. I believe there are ways to export the environment, but I'm not sure how to do that, especially if you're using sudo (as most 'buntu users do). You really shouldn't be running anything as root anyway except for configuration dialogs and other system maintenance stuff...things that you shouldn't have to touch frequently enough for looks to matter.