Fair warning - I am about to go off on a rant here.
I discovered this evening much to my dismay that the year and a half old western digital hard drive in my main laptop is dieing. All three of the Linux installs on the system failed in various ways (typically a sign of a hardware issue) so I grabbed the closest live CD and popped it in. Now, it's been awhile since I've burned a live CD so the top disc in my spindle was an old Fedora 13 disc. After the system booted up, I connected to my wireless internet and was on my way.
There was a few gigs of data on the drive I didn't have backed up, so I opened nautilus and navigated to my files.
Ahh right - the permissions of the hard drive made it so I could not read certain folders I needed access to. Not a problem, I'll just launch the file manager as root. I opened a terminal, typed in su followed by nautilus and was greet by a crash message.
Sounds to me like, Jeff just doesn't know his Linux Apps and which ones work best in a given situation.
Just Open a Terminal Window and do this...
#(answer with your root password here or just hit enter if is is blank on your live cd)
#yum install thunar
#(thunar install done)
Do what you want to do as root;)
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