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Djingo Cacadril 01-15-2009 02:33 AM

gnome terminal launcher launches root terminal and visa versa
Since last week, using the launchers in the menu Applications/Accessories or on the panel, launching a second terminal using either Terminal or Root Terminal, there is no difference between the two.

If I already have a RootTerminal, I get only root terminals. If I have a non-root terminal, I get only non-root terminals. If I terminate the existing terminal, then the launchers work as expected.

Right-clicking the icons in the panel, and selecting Properties, I find that the root terminal launcher has command "gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator", while the ordinary terminal launcher has command "gnome-terminal".

"strace" shows that the command "gksu /usr/bin/x-terminal-emulator" is run if I use the root terminal launcher.

I suspect that when I start a a second terminal, a message is sent to the existing terminal to have it create a second window, rather than run a second process.

I noticed this after a run of 'aptitude -y full-upgrade' on january 12 or on january 9 (the last two times I ran that command) but the change may have happened earlier. From the log files:

2008-06-09 16:05:31 upgrade gnome-panel-data 2.20.3-3 2.20.3-5
2008-06-09 16:05:40 upgrade gnome-panel 2.20.3-3 2.20.3-5

2008-09-29 15:12:26 upgrade gnome-terminal-data 2.22.3-2 2.22.3-3
2008-09-29 15:12:36 upgrade gnome-terminal 2.22.3-2 2.22.3-3

2008-11-14 15:57:04 upgrade gksu 2.0.0-5 2.0.0-6
2008-12-28 06:50:15 remove libgksu1.2-0 1.3.8-1 1.3.8-1
2008-12-28 06:50:15 remove libgksuui1.0-1 1.0.7-2 1.0.7-2

2009-01-12 11:30:33 upgrade dbus 1.2.1-4 1.2.1-5
2009-01-12 11:30:33 upgrade libdbus-1-3 1.2.1-4 1.2.1-5

I do not know what other packages may be involved here.

Does anybody else have this problem?

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