Re: gedit failes to open from after su
It's nothing to do with SEL: it happens if you don't use it and in distros that don't have it.
If you just use "su", you have the priviliges of the super user, but if you use "su -" it's as if you've actually logged in as root. So, for example, you may have different environment variables depending on which you used. They also handle PAM differently, which is what troubles some programs, like Gedit. For the whole story,
info coreutils 'su invocation'
Last edited by DavidMcCann; 17th May 2011 at 04:39 PM.