I'm using Remote Desktop Manager to access another system which uses Ubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.10 desktop. I recently installed Gufw. When I click it from Application Menu\Systems, it does not open.

update: When I try to open it in terminal it just says "Hangup". update 2: I tried to open Gufw directly (without remote desktop). It was opened. So, the problem is that Gufw can't be opened through remote desktop and Xfce desktop.

  • try to launch it from terminal, it can give us some debug information – rɑːdʒɑ May 21 '14 at 11:46
  • How can I launch it from terminal? – Majidak May 21 '14 at 11:47
  • with gufw command in your terminal – rɑːdʒɑ May 21 '14 at 11:48
  • It just says "Hangup". – Majidak May 21 '14 at 11:54

I've had similar problems with both Synaptic and gufw on a Ubuntu 14.04 system on which I use the LXDE desktop (including its menu system). It seems to have something to do with the switch to pkexec vs. gksudo - apps which require root access that launched a year ago from the menu, don't any more.

In my case I could launch gufw from the command line. If you cannot, there may another problem.

A workaround for me was to edit the LXDE menu entry - formerly Exec=gufw and replace it with Exec=gksudo gufw. This causes the menu entry to launch the app and prompt for your root password, as expected.

I do not know the xfce menu system but perhaps you could do a similar workaround.

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