While trying to follow these instructions, I encountered the following error while attempting what seems like a simple
sudo edit operation:
$ sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status ** (gedit:14898): WARNING **: Command line `dbus-launch --autolaunch=0bd873023a78bdb34ca1b9650000000b --binary-syntax --close-stderr' exited with non-zero exit status 1: Autolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.\n Cannot open display: Run 'gedit --help' to see a full list of available command line options.
Running the same without
sudo correctly launches gedit, but of course without editing ability. Does anyone have any idea what is going on?