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    Trouble starting gufw on X


    When running

    # gufw

    I get this: https://pastebin.com/mb3kBVMA

    All dependencies are satisfied but I don't recognize the error messages.

    I have seen users getting it in Wayland, but I'm using X (Xfce). So I don't see what could be happening here...

    I'm using the LTS kernel.

    Thanks for the help!

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    how did you install gufw?
    what are its (optional) dependencies?

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    I don't have my PC at hand but I installed all the optional dependencies and the ones mentioned on the Wiki article.

    I installed with

    Code:
    # pacman -S gufw
    I didn't disable the root account.

    I did the default installation following the Wiki with a modified GPT/BIOS layout, and I didn't change the fstab much, only to add commit=60 and noatime.

    I have basically followed the entire "General Recommendations" article. I set up ufw using the terminal but I wanted to see if I could fix the GUI.

    Thanks for the response.

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    output of
    Code:
    pacman -Qi gufw
    please.

    also, is your system up-to-date?
    just run a
    Code:
    pacman -Syu
    to be sure.

    edit:
    here tells you what's going on - don't start gufw as root.
    and read the rest of the thread on how to do it, esp. #8 and #18.

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    Yeah I saw the thread (I'm the OP). The system is updated.

    As I understand it I should setup polkit. I'll read the Wiki and see if I can get it done.

    And I know running graphic tools as root is not recommended, but I don't really mind, I do it all the time.

    Thanks for the help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarterCox View Post
    And I know running graphic tools as root is not recommended, but I don't really mind, I do it all the time.
    You also don't mind drunk driving, do it all the time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    You also don't mind drunk driving, do it all the time?
    I run GUI apps as root because of the adrenaline. It's so dangerous that I don't need to go on exhilarating vacations to feel alive, like the rest of the herd. Rock climbing and parachuting is for suckers who don't know how Linux and the CLI can get your blood pumping, am I right?

    As for drunk driving, I don't drive much (I live with my parents and don't own a automobile, mind you), and I don't drink much either for I loathe hangovers.

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    Noob thinking.

    You can drive drunk on your property. When you go among other people you are supposed to stay safe, they will force you if needed. Thus, when caught drunk on a public highway you will be punished.
    Same with computers. You can do with an isolated computer what you want. But when you are connected to the internet you are supposed to behave. Do you know how many billions of dollars of damage is inflicted annually by "owned" computers? Too bad there is no punishment for putting an unprotected (as run by root) computer online. It is still rude and noobish to do so.

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    I'll let you guys know when I get a government contract and my own mainframe. Until then, there is no need for sensationalism.

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    I am afraid there is, running as root is the microsoft windows way.

    Linux is not and never will be windows, until you understand that

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