Hey guys, a few months ago I was having crashes running nautilus with gksudo and I made a post about it.
Karuso informed me that gksudo / gksu is depricated and should be avoided as it hasn’t been updated since 2009. He suggested for me to use pkexec (polkit) to run nautilus.
I wasn’t able to get it to work, so I just launched nautilus for terminal but I decided to revisit the tip and see if I can get pkexec to work with nautilus.
I found this article that help: http://www.webupd8.org/2015/03/how-to-run-gedit-and-nautilus-as-root.html
It seems that pkexec needs a policy kit for whatever application you’re trying to run with it and none are included for nautilus and gedit. Webupd8 made policies for those two apps and they work very well.
I thought I’d share this with anyone who might have been having this same issue.