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    Default Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    I am affected by the "gnome run as root causes Opensuse 12.3 to crash" bug. http://web.archiveorange.com/archive...VYcGVVnFGfJKe0

    Is there a patched or new version of gedit available from Opensuse.org? Does anyone, here, know a permanent fix?

    The aforementioned webpage mentions the following work around:

    Code:
    su
    unset XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
    gedit
    That seems to work for me, but, apparently, I must always do that to run gedit as root, otherwise Opensuse 12.3 crashes.

    In my experience the bug manifests regardless of how a normal gedit root instance is achieved, "Terminal - Super User Mode", gnomesu gedit, etcetera.

    Occasionally I have also gotten the following message after launching gedit root from "Terminal - Super user Mode":
    (gedit:5961): GtkSourceView-WARNING **: in file /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/octave.lang: style 'octave:keyword' not defined

    The exact same warning message displayed twice, consecutively, but maybe I inadvertently hit [return] between the messages. Is https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...n-display.html related?

    3.7.10-1.1-desktop
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    gedit 3.6.2

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    Smile Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    Quote Originally Posted by 050813 View Post
    I am affected by the "gnome run as root causes Opensuse 12.3 to crash" bug. New: gnomesu getit - hit hot spot and freezes - opensuse-bugs.opensuse.org - ArchiveOrange

    Is there a patched or new version of gedit available from Opensuse.org? Does anyone, here, know a permanent fix?

    The aforementioned webpage mentions the following work around:

    Code:
    su
    unset XDG_RUNTIME_DIR
    gedit
    That seems to work for me, but, apparently, I must always do that to run gedit as root, otherwise Opensuse 12.3 crashes.

    In my experience the bug manifests regardless of how a normal gedit root instance is achieved, "Terminal - Super User Mode", gnomesu gedit, etcetera.

    Occasionally I have also gotten the following message after launching gedit root from "Terminal - Super user Mode":
    (gedit:5961): GtkSourceView-WARNING **: in file /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0/language-specs/octave.lang: style 'octave:keyword' not defined

    The exact same warning message displayed twice, consecutively, but maybe I inadvertently hit [return] between the messages. Is https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...n-display.html related?

    3.7.10-1.1-desktop
    gnome desktop environment
    gedit 3.6.2
    I don't know, but if I do an Alt-F2: gnomesu gedit, I enter the root user password and it works OK. If I run the same thing from terminal, it works OK with a simple unrelated warning:

    Code:
    gnomesu gedit
    
    Fontconfig warning: "/etc/fonts/conf.d/56-user.conf", line 9: reading configurations from ~/.fonts.conf is deprecated.
    I see that my gedit is at version 3.6.2 also. I have upgraded to kernel 3.9.1 and use the nVIDIA 319.17 driver and have all of the major desktops installed, but I would not think that matters to gnome, but just so you know.

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    Arrow Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    Thanks fore replying jdmcdaniel3.

    http://web.archiveorange.com/archive...fSNyzOXJMXPD04 is another bug report about "gedit crashing Opensuse 12.3 when run as root". Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution, other than running liveDVDs; so, it seems like there are definitely more experienced Linux users than myself encountering the bug.

    I guess I can put those work around commands in a shell script, .sh, and run it whenever I want to launch gedit as root, because I have encountered the bug almost routinely.

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    Default Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    Quote Originally Posted by 050813 View Post
    Thanks fore replying jdmcdaniel3.

    New: Gnome freeze after run gedit with root privileges, can't login after restart X - opensuse-bugs.opensuse.org - ArchiveOrange is another bug report about "gedit crashing Opensuse 12.3 when run as root". Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution, other than running liveDVDs; so, it seems like there are definitely more experienced Linux users than myself encountering the bug.

    I guess I can put those work around commands in a shell script, .sh, and run it whenever I want to launch gedit as root, because I have encountered the bug almost routinely.
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    Default Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    On 2013-05-11 04:06, 050813 wrote:
    >
    > Thanks fore replying jdmcdaniel3.
    >
    > http://web.archiveorange.com/archive...fSNyzOXJMXPD04 is another
    > bug report about "*gedit crashing Opensuse 12.3 when run as root*".
    > Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution,


    Rubbish! :-)

    A bug report about something crashing on openSUSE is done at the Novell
    Bugzilla site. That orange site is a almost useless copy, because it
    hides the link to the exact bugzilla, number, and relevant data.

    The real reports are here:

    Code:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=802680
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=814626
    The first one is reported against 13.1 Beta 1, ie, a non released
    version. It does not apply to you, because you are using 12.3.

    The second bug is against 12.3. It is not solved, but it gives you a
    trick to get working, on comment 6, the one you mention on your first
    post. And yes, you have to do that trick every single time.


    Those reports do not apply to "any distribution", they apply only to
    openSUSE. Maybe other distributions have the same bug, but these reports
    do not say.


    > I guess I can put those work around commands in a shell script, .sh,
    > and run it whenever I want to launch gedit as root, because I have
    > encountered the bug almost routinely.


    Yes, that's a good idea.


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    Arrow Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    Quote Originally Posted by 050813 View Post
    Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution, other than running liveDVDs; so, it seems like there are definitely more experienced Linux users than myself encountering the bug.
    robin_listas, it seems you have completely misunderstood and misquoted what I wrote. And it did not help when you truncated my original statement(sentence). All I was saying with "Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution ..." was that I had not installed Linux, of any kind(distribution), when the 2 bug reports I provided links to were made. You seem, with some zeal, to be hurling the words garbage/worthless(rubbish) at me, you even used an exclamation point. And then you go on to say the reports do not apply to "any distribution", as if I said they did. I never said they did; in fact, in more than one place I explicitly indicated Opensuse 12.3, including the title of the thread. The title of the thread is "Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root"; I even identified 3.6.2 as the version of Gedit I am using.

    The word predate means "to occur or exist at an earlier date". Quite simply, all I said, in the quoted statement, was that the bug reports were made before I had installed any kind of Linux distro and it seems like those who have reported the bug have more experience than me, with Linux.

    Further, if it were not for those "orange sites" I would still be struggling to find an explanation as to why my Opensuse 12.3 installation keeps crashing under certain conditions; so, I feel grateful to those "orange sites". All I did was type the "symptoms" my computer was manifesting into a major search engine and the SERP displayed those "orange sites" near the top; so, to me, it seems like they are doing something right. Especially when I consider the fact that one of those "orange sites" provided a "work around" that, so far, has succeeded in stopping my computer from crashing.

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    Default Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    On 05/11/2013 08:36 AM, 050813 wrote:
    > All I did was type the "symptoms" my
    > computer was manifesting into a major search engine


    i would suggest next to not use a major search engine because that is
    very likely to include non-openSUSE info which may or may not be
    useful or confusing...instead you can search directly inside
    bugzilla....start that search from here: http://tinyurl.com/nzhq7j
    which is a how to submit bugs how-to which includes a first step to
    search (before submitting an unnecessary duplicate bug)

    http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bu...ching_for_bugs

    and, i offer for your consideration the fact that the person who
    attempted to help you (Carlos) is not a native english speaker and i
    am *sure* you misunderstood the tone and thrust of his help attempt.

    if you could be a little less on edge you will do better here..
    we have lots of users and helpers here with english as their second
    or fifth language....it is sometimes difficult to understand and not
    take a kindhearted helpful hint as a slam....but, try.

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    Default Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    On 2013-05-11 14:58, dd wrote:
    > On 05/11/2013 08:36 AM, 050813 wrote:
    >> All I did was type the "symptoms" my
    >> computer was manifesting into a major search engine

    >
    > i would suggest next to not use a major search engine because that is
    > very likely to include non-openSUSE info which may or may not be useful
    > or confusing...instead you can search directly inside bugzilla....start
    > that search from here: http://tinyurl.com/nzhq7j which is a how to
    > submit bugs how-to which includes a first step to search (before
    > submitting an unnecessary duplicate bug)
    >
    > http://en.opensuse.org/Submitting_Bu...ching_for_bugs


    That was my whole point, thanks.

    I used the word "rubbish" because I want to see bug reports whole and
    unmodified, from the source site, not from a copy.

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    Default Re: Gedit crashes Opensuse 12.3 when launched as root

    I placed limits on the search engine I mentioned in this thread by using quotes; essentially, I defined the results I wanted, and those results included specific terms limited to the issues I was experiencing with Linux. And, as I also already stated, those results helped me immensely, because, in the SERP, I found a workaround that, thus far, has stopped my Opensuse installation from crashing.

    I regularly communicate in languages other than English, although my preference is to communicate in English where that choice is possible. For many years I have made an effort to avoid, to the extent that I can, words or phrases with a largely subjective meaning when I believe, as I generally do with certain forums, etcetera, that potential answers may come from a human being whose understanding of the language I use, for whatever purpose, is not native. For example, "Those bug reports predate my installation of Linux, of any distribution ..." does not include significantly subjective terms so that it can simply be understood, entirely, by a somewhat basic application of the language in which it is written. It simply says, those bug reports were made before I installed Linux, of any kind, as I already stated. I intentionally avoided slang or jargon.

    Further, it was, and is, obvious that my statement was grossly misunderstood. And I do not want to be misunderstood anymore than the average human being wants to be misunderstood; so, I made it known that my statement was misunderstood.


    "It should not be necessary for any human being, anywhere on this planet, to apologize for making an effort to correct someone who has misunderstood him or her, or misunderstood something he or she has said."

    A human being who replied, to me, in this thread grossly misunderstood what I said; essentially, all I did was say "you misunderstood". In my opinion, seeking the clarity that can result by correcting someone's misunderstanding, especially on a computer related forum, should be routine.

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