I'm on Ubuntu 14.04.
Here is what happens when I run "nautilus /". The program runs, and the terminal goes to the next command line. Perfect.(http://postimg.org/image/9cpyfjqvp/)
But here is what happens when I try to run "sudo nautilus /". The program runs, but an error message displays, and the terminal does not go to the next command line. (http://postimg.org/image/3ptli2od1/)
Here is what happens when I try to go to the next command line without closing the program, by using Control+Z. The program freezes solid, and needs to be force-quit. Well that's even worse.(http://postimg.org/image/m6o08w4b9/)
Here is what happens when I then try "sudo nautilus /&". The program literally doesn't even run, then displays an error message, and fails to leave me on a command line.(http://postimg.org/image/pg2ffcset/)
I try Control+C, then "exit", only to find that there are apparently stopped jobs. That's… odd, but I figure it might be worth taking a screenshot of, in case it means something.(http://postimg.org/image/3uxcrqvo5/)
After restarting my computer, "sudo nautilus /&" literally just does nothing. It doesn't even ask me for my password, or give me an error message, or anything.(http://postimg.org/image/cscab8dbl/)
But "sudo nautilus /" apparently still works, with the same problems as before.(http://postimg.org/image/7icu68fcx/)
After exiting the program using the upper left X-button, a bunch of error messages are pumped into the terminal window, but I am fortunately dropped off on a new command line.(http://postimg.org/image/6vdxgpigx/)
Oddly, this time, I can still use "sudo nautilus /".(http://postimg.org/image/re8tlrwe9/)
Exiting the program using Control+C produces zero error messages, however using "exit" afterward reveals another stopped process.(http://postimg.org/image/pyfrxwox3/)
How do I run Nautilus as administrator from the terminal, and go to the next command line?!