error: XDG_RUNTIME_DIR not set in the environment.
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(nautilus:9341): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
The issue does not occur when I attempt to run nautilus as non-root. I am using ubuntu 14.04. Does anyone know how I can fix this?
When you run software as another user you"re in fact starting a new minimal isolated environment that doesn"t carry on some "excessive" variables (among others variables responsible for injecting libraries or setting privileges). Replace your sudo nautilus call with the following - it will carry on user-specific X server settings from the current session:
pkexec env DISPLAY=$DISPLAY XAUTHORITY=$XAUTHORITY nautilusThis is a one time low level solution but it will work on a misconfigured machine. If you want to permanently "fix your sudo" you need to find the issue with your environment configuration and correct it as described in other answers.
I also had the same problem on Ubuntu 14.04.Open terminal by pressing,
Ctrl + Alt+ T
then sudo visudo
change the line
Defaults env_keep += "https_proxy"
It worked like charm.
To make it easy - more explained the new booting of my system.
After all explanations here I came to the result - and "env" in terminal said already that is right for these session:
These two rows to use the environment variable:
for the tmp behavior I have chosen:
mkdir -pv ~/.cache/xdgr
For setting the environment variable:
After closing the terminal and a new open for the recall of env they tells:
note: it is ok for the user under ubuntu, root need more (last info by term - with 0700 permissions)
If you are getting this error in Docker ; this is what I do
# sudo xhost +access control disabled, clients can connect from any host# export DISPLAY=:0.0# docker run -it --env DISPLAY=unix$DISPLAY --privileged --volume /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix .. rest of your Docker arugments
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