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asked 2017-11-06 20:20:47 -0500

I opened the atom editor, but I don't have permission to save files. So I tried to execute it as root I didn't have success. The version of my fedora is 4.13.5-200.fc26.x86_64, and the error is the following after trying to execute atom as root: No protocol specified.

Somebody have an ideia how I could solve this problem?


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Closed for the following reason duplicate question by genodeftest
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florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2017-11-06 22:37:49 -0500 )edit

Had issues installing OK on Fedora 27 but eventually got it on (yay-prereq and repositories). Did not need to chown or chmod anything, but instructions did note you'd need to sudo or app-image for install. Just opened and saved a test file OK.

KKim gravatar imageKKim ( 2018-02-08 08:58:24 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-11-14 10:48:29 -0500

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You really should not run GUI applications as root. This applies to JavaScript editors like Atom especially.

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