View Full Version : jaunty: root terminal not working anymore

April 10th, 2009, 09:20 PM
Hi I upgraded from ubuntu 8.10 to jaunty yesterday and suddenly my root terminal does not work. I provide my password, then it comes on and vanishes.

Any ideas ?
Thanks - Dinshaw

April 11th, 2009, 12:58 AM
How are you entering your root terminal?

April 12th, 2009, 04:39 AM
Same problem here. It's the preinstalled app launcher under System Tools with the following command:
gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator.
Sudo su works though.

April 12th, 2009, 07:29 PM
yes, that's correct.

April 12th, 2009, 08:56 PM
That is because when you run gnome-terminal with gksu (which is what x-terminal-emulator is pointing too), it can't access the gconf daemon and just exits. It's already reported on Launchpad and on the upstream Bugzilla.

April 12th, 2009, 10:22 PM
yup that problem is pretty annoying you can track it here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gconf2/+bug/328575