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I am relatively new to Fedora. I am accustomed (from other distros) to being able to alter config files in a graphical mode using a text editor. The editor (depending on the distro) would have an su option. In FC4 I can't do it. What is the trick please? I want to edit the "updatedb.config" file.
My point was that with Gedit(and other text editors), I could not actually change a config file. Some other distros allow this with such a program. With Fedora it seems the only way to do it is through the terminal.
Then it's because gedit is not installed or broken because (for example)
should work as expected as long as you are root.
When you try to do this from the command line what error messages do you get?
Distribution: Fedora 18, Puppy Linux, various others
Are you running these text editors as root or trying to become root from within the program? If you open a terminal, and then become root, you should be able to launch your editor with root priveledges. My apologies if you have been doing it that way, you could also log on to a virtual console, become root, and then run an non-graphical editor. I am fond of jed, btw. Good Luck, Kurt
Thanks Kurt for your comment. Yes, I was trying to get into root from within the program; something other distros allow (e.g. Krusader). I hadn't worked out that I needed to go through the terminal window to boot these porgrams as root. I'm okay with it now; it just takes time to get used to the different ways of handling things between distros.