On Feb 20, 2011, at 9:25, Paul Cartwright <paul@...> wrote: > in a super-user terminal I get this: > # synaptic > Invalid MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE-1 key > (synaptic:19493): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: :1.0 Normal. > > in a user terminal I get this: > $ synaptic > bash: synaptic: command not found Also normal. > > from the debian menu, clicking synaptic does nothing. > Can you check if you have kdesu or kdesudo from trinity installed? Also, if you have gksu installed?