Run as root on Fedora 14 KDE?


I need to run BleachBit as Root on Fedora 14 KDE, When I go into my settings menu it only lists one BleachBit, there is no Run as Administrator for BleachBit, so if I try through the terminal (Konsole) I get this...

[David@Fedora14-KDE ~]$ su -c bleachbit
No protocol specified
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/bleachbit", line 41, in
import gtk
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/", line 64, in
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display
[David@Fedora14-KDE ~]$

What do I do? How do I run it as root?

sudo bleachbit

Did you get BleachBit from the Fedora repo or from this web site?

Andrew, lead developer

Since you are on KDE, you can also try:

kdesu bleachbit

I know this is an old issue, but if you still have this problem, please consider updating to BleachBit 1.6 which has a fix for escalating privileges on KDE

Andrew, lead developer