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When I issue "gnome-terminal" command as a root user it is opening a new terminal in root user mode only. Now my question is that "Is there any way to open a new terminal in normal user mode even when we issue 'gnome-terminal' command from root user mode?"

"'xyz#' gnome-terminal" should open a new terminal with "xyz:~$" prompt.

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Just click Ctrl + Alt + T as when terminal is working as root it doesn't expect to be launching a Terminal window for another user (you!) –  SimplySimon Jul 23 '13 at 13:54

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Use su , and log in with your account:

su - yourUserName -c 'gnome-terminal'

As an alternative, you may use the runuser  command:

runuser -l  yourUserName -c 'gnome-terminal'
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Thanks for your reply. –  vijay Jul 25 '13 at 3:56
That's not what runuser is for. Use su or sudo. –  Zenexer Nov 23 '13 at 4:54

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