My new installation of monodevelop (whatever the default ubuntu repos have) on a fresh install of 10.04 stopped working after just one test run. As I wanted to get the latest version anyway, I removed it and did an autoremove to clear out the unneeded files. Then ran system update, and then installed version 2.4. But nothing has changed. Clicking on the launcher (or doing monodevelop > enter in "run" or terminal only brings up the splash screen for a split second which disappears without a trace.
However, I just tried (for no apparent reason whatsoever) "gksu monodevelop" and it ran normally. Can someone explain why this is happening and how it can be fixed?