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Old 08-23-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
mfdc1969
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gksudo nautilus error


Running the command the first time yields this:

Code:
~$ gksu nautilus
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
Running it a second time says this:
Code:
~$ gksu nautilus
Initializing nautilus-gdu extension
** Message: Initializing gksu extension...**
Eel:ERROR:eel-preferences.c:117:preferences_gconf_value_get_string: assertion failed: (value->type == GCONF_VALUE_STRING)
I searched Google for answers and found this which worked:

The solution was:
sudo mv /root/.gconf /root/.gconf-old

Last edited by mfdc1969; 08-23-2010 at 11:02 PM. Reason: solved my problem
 
Old 08-24-2010, 01:50 AM   #2
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do you have a /root home folder ???
you might not seeing as ubuntu dose not like root gui logins

can you boot into root user in TEXT ONLY ( init 3) boot

also A BUNCH of distros set DIFFERENT $PATH options for a normal user and for root

I do not use ubuntu so
for every distro i have used ( fedora,cent red hat , arch , suse )
the su command with the - option works
try this in the terminal
Code:
 
su -

-- your root password when asked --- 

nautilus
some have said that this will not work on Ubuntu , i do not know .

warning -- DO NOT GET IN THE HABIT OF DOING THIS IF IT DOSE WORK !!!

Last edited by John VV; 08-24-2010 at 01:52 AM.
 
  


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