Comment 63 for bug 366398

A large number of applications appear to be unable to launch as root. openSuSE 11.4 has these issues (though they were first reported in openSuSE 11.2). This bug report may be related:

Additionally, openSuSE has a number of related bug reports: (this is what Will Stephenson above is referring to I believe, when he mentions the Widget Style for root)