Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus as root

Bug #1424400 reported by Wise Melon on 2015-02-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Ubuntu GNOME
nautilus (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

When running Nautilus with the command "sudo nautilus" and I go into my Trash folder by going here: Rubbish_Bin_Selected_Side_Bar.bmp

I get this error message: Could_Not_Display_Trash.bmp

I am assuming this is because when running Nautilus with sudo it makes it not able to deal with the Trash path "Trash:\\\\" as this is not the real path, or perhaps it may have something to do with this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/494082

System information:

Description: Ubuntu 14.10
Release: 14.10

Nautilus version information:

  Installed: 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu15
  Candidate: 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu15
  Version table:
 *** 1:3.10.1-0ubuntu15 0
        500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ utopic/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

MagicMirror (0x7fffff) on 2015-02-23
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

You are not supposed to start GUI applications with sudo, use gksudo instead. Do you still experience this issue when starting nautilus with gksudo?

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete

Yes, I do.

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Changed in ubuntu-gnome:
status: New → Confirmed
tags: added: utopic vivid wily xenial yakkety
tags: added: trusty
tags: added: precise
summary: - Unable to access Trash when launching Nautilus with "sudo nautilus"
+ Unable to access Trash when running Nautilus as root
Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

nautilus is not meant to be used under sudo

Changed in nautilus (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Won't Fix
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