sudo powers and calling
gedit the top level menu with
File Edit View Search Tools Documents Help is missing.
If I create user ID root and sign in once and call
gedit will it create the necessary user configuration files that might fix this?
Will this also make the annoying error messages go away whenever I use
pkexec as a regular user with elevated privileges to
Will there be other benefits with Nautilus and other Gnome derivative Ubuntu applications?
sudo powers you can google
pkexec gedit 3.5k hits,
gksu gedit 40k hits or
sudo gedit 500k hits. I'm in the minority using the first method but I believe it will become the standard in Ubuntu 17.04.
June 12, 2017 Update Here are a list of errors you get when using
(gedit:13003): Gtk-WARNING **: Calling Inhibit failed: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files ** (gedit:13003): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::gedit-spell-enabled not supported ** (gedit:13003): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::gedit-encoding not supported ** (gedit:13003): WARNING **: Set document metadata failed: Setting attribute metadata::gedit-position not supported
On this bug report there is a commitment to fix these distracting messages as of June 5, 2017. No indication is given for when the fix will be upstream nor if the functionality will be implemented or the error messages will simply disappear.
Note the bug report was filed over a year ago and over that time it only effects 18 people.