Today I wanted to setup an sshfs mount in the /etc/fstab of my wife's laptop running Mint 13. As usual, I did this through an ssh session so I don't have to interrupt her in what she is doing at the time.
So I entered the stuff in in the fstab and then typed
A lot of error messages came up about no display being available. So I retyped the same command on her laptop and could not believe my eyes. The usual question "authenticity of host can't be established bla bla bla" came up... in a GUI dialog!!! I mean, seriously?!? I have always been a big fan of Linux Mint because it seemed to be the perfect distro to install on non-tech-savyy people's machines around me so I don't have to fix their windows installs. But this is a real turn-off!
I can't believe how anyone could possibly think it's a good idea to open a dialog box from within a terminal session, let alone for something related to ssh.
Ok, sorry for ranting, but I had to get this off of my chest...