Are you using a virtual terminal in an X session?
Cause if you are, that might also give you the same error message (i.e. log out of any X session and start at the command prompt by logging in as su). if you get the same error message and are using vi, I think you can save still save your changes by typing ":wq! Enter."
Last edited by rioguia; 08-12-2002 at 12:57 PM.