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synaptic on 17.10

On 01/24/2018 09:23 AM, Peter Hillier-Brook wrote:
> I've just upgraded a friend's machine to Ubuntu 17:10 and joined a long
> list of people who've discovered that synaptic wont start.
> Has anyone information as to if/when this disastrous failure of testing
> has/will be fixed?
> Peter HB

No idea when/if it will be fixed:

Rather than selecting X at the login, you can temporarily use this

>From a terminal:

$ xhost +si:localuser:root

you can then run synaptic from either the terminal or the gui menu.

It's a good idea to remove localuser:root from the acl when finished:

$ xhost -si:localuser:root

see: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Wayland/gks