General :: Why Doesn't 'sudo Gedit' Work In Vinagre

Oct 13, 2010

I've set up a low cost box with Ubuntu Lucid Lynx at home behind a router, and managed to get remote access running. My goal is to be able to host a small website and work on it remotely, so I isntalled ftp (vsftpd). When I tried to edit the vsftpd.conf file in Vinagre from work, I could only open it read-only, no surprise. When I tried 'sudo gedit' or 'sudo gedit /etc/vsftpd.conf' from terminal in Vinagre, I received the prompt for the password to elevate privileges (again, expected); however, after I hit Enter, nothing happens. I've tried a bunch of different things, but I can't get it to work. I can stop & start my ftp service with 'sudo service vsftpd stop/start' and it seems to work fine.

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OpenSUSE :: Sudo Gedit Doesn't Work - Cannot Open Display

Nov 7, 2010

I am trying to edit a postinfo.xsl in my root file dir, and with the command:

frank@linux-avnb:~> sudo gedit

(gedit:14150): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: frank@linux-avnb:~>

I get the following. what am i doing wrong?

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Feb 8, 2010

I set-up my Sudo it works but when I use Gedit I get the following message

Jean-Luc@localhost:~> sudo gedit /etc/fstab
(gedit:7137): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
samething with /etc/sudoers

If I use vi it's ok, I can modify and save. In Fedora it run ok, but with opensuse?

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Oct 17, 2010

I want to install some software using sudo apt-get command,but it dosen't work.(my network works well) how to handle it? below is the output of terminal:

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Reading package lists... Done
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Jun 30, 2011

I have ubuntu server 8.x which works Ok but the other day I changed the owner of some files "the directory /etc" from root me. Now a lot commands do not work like reboot and such. So I tried to put ownership back to root and I can't. I say I dont have proper privilege. Sudo also doesn't work. I conect to the server using ssh with putty. What could I do to fix the problem? Update to the new version? This server has been working really well for a few years. The reason I changed the owner of the directory to myself is so I could edit some config files from my windows machine using a FTP client like WinSCP.

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Nov 23, 2010

I followed the instructions here:


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Oct 2, 2009

I have a user A that need to log into a linux box, change to user B, and then fire up a GUI.

I've tried this:


[userA@server ~]$ sudo su - userB -c "xterm"
X connection to localhost:10.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

Running "echo $DISPLAY" shows the same value for user A as for user B when I first run "sudo su - userB". I thought that if the $DISPLAY variable is set correctly this would work, but apparently it doesn't. Does anyone else here know how to get this working?

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I'm SSH-ing into the server, and have x-forwading enabled.

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Jan 21, 2011

I was changing some file permissions with the chmod 777 command and i accidentally executed:


sudo chmod 777 /*/*/*/*

and now i can't get root access to anything. If I try executing a sudo command i get:

sudo: /etc/sudoers is mode 0777, should be 0440
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Jul 15, 2010

When I try to open sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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what's wrong?

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Jul 10, 2010

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Mar 1, 2011

I installed 10.04 (clean install) on a 250G drive (partitioned to 107G for the system files). It was working fine, until I wanted to install Window$ for the use of Adobe stuff. I popped the Windows XP disc in, it loaded its files, then I tried to choose a partition for installation. There was an error saying that I can't do that, and needed to delete a partition blah blah. I thought it was too much trouble, so I quit and just wanted to use my 10.04. Booted, and it says "Error booting operating system" I WAS SHOCKED.

I tried to install grub (but don't need that right? I DO NOT want to dual boot now), but the usual method ( the sudo grub; root (hd0.0)...) doesn't work ,because something like "stage1" is missing. I tried many methods by still the same error. The reason I do not want a clean install is that I did many fixes on my 10.04 so that it would work with my EeePC 1001pxd, and I do not want to go through that again. I will be checking my email frequently on other computers if I have a chance.

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Sep 23, 2010

I'm playing around with trying to access a Fedora 13 system from a Ubuntu 10.04 system. Both are relatively new vanilla installations.I went into System - Preferences - Remote Desktop on the Fedora system and enabled Remote Desktop. When I connect with the Ubuntu system (ssh), I can login, but all I see is an ssh terminal session. I was expecting the desktop environment (GNOME right?) to come up.

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Ubuntu Servers :: Error When Loading "sudo Gedit Httpd.conf"?

May 24, 2011

I've installed apache2 and and when i access my URL from outside using i just get a webpage with Index of /so i've run the command sudo gedit /etc/apache2/httpd.conf which give me the error: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file'/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.2EUJVV': No such file or directory(gedit:2509):Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of`/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directorymy httpd.conf is as follows,Userdir public_htmlOptions +IndexesOptions AllServerName localhost

<Directory "/home/gav/public_html/">
Order allow,deny
Allow from all


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Jan 31, 2011

I have just installed the newest version of ubuntu (10.10 the maverick meerkat) and im struggling installing any programs, wine and vlc arnt appearing on synaptic package manager and anything i try to do in either the command promt or ubuntu software centre doesnt work either. On the command promt when i follow the commands as seen on various tutourials the command promt comes back with an error. VLC example given below.


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May 7, 2010

I can make aliases fine by editing the .bashrc file in my home directory, but the first thing I do when I open a terminal window is sudo su so I don't have to type sudo in front of every command. The problem is, I am then not able to use my aliases. How can I make aliases that work after I run the sudo su command?

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Aug 19, 2010

I typed in a text file (Feb.txt) at work using the basic Microsoft Notepad text editor and emailed it home. When I tried to open it from the email using the default gedit I got an error message - Could not open the file /tmp/Feb.txt gedit has not been able to detect the character encoding. check that you are not trying to open a binary file. Select a character encoding from the menu and try again.The character encoding is set to 'automatically detected'.

How come it can't detect the encoding? I had to manually set the encoding to Western(ISO 8599-15) to load it. I can't remember this happening in the past, and it was OK loading one I sent earlier (Jan.txt) which presumably had the same encoding, as it was written in the same way.

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General :: Make Shared Keys .ssh/authorized_keys And Sudo Work Together?

Jul 15, 2010

I've setup the .ssh/authorized_keys and am able to login with the new "user" using the pub/private key ... I have also added "user" to the sudoers list ... the problem I have now is when I try to execute a sudo command, something simple like:

$ sudo cd /root

it will prompt me for my password, which I enter, but it doesn't work (I am using the private key password I set)Also, ive disabled the users password using

$ passwd -l user

I am trying to harden my system ... the ultimate goal is to use pub/private keys to do logins versus simple password authentication. I've figured out how to set all that up via the authorized_keys file.Additionally I will ultimately prevent server logins through the root account. But before I do that I need sudo to work for a second user (the user which I will be login into the system with all the time).

For this second user I want to prevent regular password logins and force only pub/private key logins, if I don't lock the user via" passwd -l user ... then if i dont use a key, i can still get into the server with a regular password.But more importantly I need to get sudo to work with a pub/private key setup with a user whos had his/her password disabled.

1) I've adjusted /etc/ssh/sshd_config and set PasswordAuthentication no This will prevent ssh password logins (be sure to have a working public/private key setup prior to doing this

2) I've adjusted the sudoers list visudo and added

root ALL=(ALL) ALL

3) root is the only user account that will have a password, I am testing with two user accounts "dimas" and "sherry" which do not have a password set (passwords are blank, passwd -d user)

The above essentially prevents everyone from logging into the system with passwords (a public/private key must be setup). Additionally users in the sudoers list have admin abilities. They can also su to different accounts. So basically "dimas" can sudo su sherry, however "dimas can NOT do su sherry. Similarly any user NOT in the sudoers list can NOT do su user or sudo su user.

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Oct 8, 2010

What is it gedit uses additional that causes so many problems in root account? When run Code: # gedit /some/file it either doesn't open file at all or opens it with lots of errors...

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Apr 27, 2011

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Oct 18, 2010

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Mar 12, 2010

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Nov 1, 2009

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Feb 9, 2010

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I have the following packages installed:
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Feb 11, 2011

I want to link txt files into an OpenOffice document, or a PDF or an HTML. Whatever I try it doesn't work. ODF output puts the complete path even if I have indicated Relative Path (Options-Tools...) etc. PDF does also not work I also set again PDF output to Relative and Reader application. HTML output does not work not even if I manually change the link in GEDIT, save and open: Gedit also saves it with the complete path.

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Dec 8, 2010

I've been a distro-hopper for a while and just installed FC14. I like it and it seems very stable on my older Presario laptop (2170us with 1-Gig Memory and 80-gig HDD).In other distros, I was able to open a Terminal, type "su" & <password> then type "gedit" and take care of things like the Workgroup name in Samba, adding a user to sudoers, etc.....but in FC14's Terminal, typing "su" & <password> and then "gedit" results in all kinds of error messages (that I can't recall right now). I did find after typing "su" & <password>, that if I then typed "sudo gedit", gedit opens just fine.I had tried to type "sudo gedit" (before trying "su") but was told I wasn't in sudoers.I suppose it's minor for someone like me who can eventually find a way around it...but why won't gedit open when I'm a superuser by just typing "gedit"?

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Jan 12, 2010

I am trying to make wine work for explorer. I followed some instructions on this link [URL] To follow this link, I am supposed to

cd ~/ies4linux/ie6
cp user.reg ~/user.reg.old
gedit user.reg

1st and 2nd line went well 3rd line when I try to execute the command gedit user.reg (gedit:2573): Gtk-WARNING ** cannot open display I then /ies4linux/ie6# ls dosdevices(in blue) drive_c(in blue) system.reg(in white) userdef.reg(in green) user.reg

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Oct 29, 2010

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Apr 9, 2010

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Jul 12, 2010

ive installed the classbrowser plugin for gedit, and installed it the correct manner, by copying all the contents of the download to the .gnome2/gedit/plugins folder. The side pane shows up when i enable the plugin but it doesnt seem to do anything (the pane is just blank). Do i need to do anything else to get it to work?

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Jun 13, 2011

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