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#1 2018-06-25 00:48:52

Ron
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Registered: 2018-04-22
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[SOLVED] Can't open Bleachbit as root from start menu

I came across this problem just now. When I try to open Bleachbit as root from the start menu, nothing happens (it doesn't open). I can open Bleachbit as a normal user from the start menu, and it works fine. I was able to open Bleachbit from a terminal as root, and it worked fine. I just can't open it as root from the start menu. Any ideas how it could have got borked, and how to fix it? Thanks. I am on ASCII (Miyo).

Last edited by Ron (2018-06-25 02:00:59)

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#2 2018-06-25 01:39:08

golinux
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't open Bleachbit as root from start menu

Sounds like the pkexec bug.  You can get some pointers from this DNG thread.   I use gksu to launch root apps to get around this..

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#3 2018-06-25 02:00:11

Ron
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Re: [SOLVED] Can't open Bleachbit as root from start menu

Thanks for the tip! I went into the Launcher Properties by right clicking BB as root in the start menu, and changed the command to gksu bleachbit and it works perfectly. Before the edit it was something like su-to-root -X bleachbit (that's probably not exact, I wish I had copied it before I edited it, but I guess it doesn't matter).

What I don't get is that it had worked before today, so what could have possibly changed to make it not work?

Last edited by Ron (2018-06-25 02:01:40)

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