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Old 07-11-2001, 08:43 AM   #1
sickels
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Question editing xf86config-4


I've recently installed the nvidia drivers on my comp. I have Mandrake 8.0 and TNT2 ultra video card. Everything appears to be installed corretly. I just cannot figure out how to edit the xf86config-4 file to look for the nvidia drivers. I know the commands to type into the file but when I try I get the message that I don't have permission to write this file. What do I need to do to edit this file and save it.
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Old 07-11-2001, 09:29 AM   #2
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what's your permissions on the file? have you tried changing them so you can write to them if that is the case.

you can change permissions with chmod.

try changing the permissions to chmod 666 /filename as file name is the name of the xfconfig file your wanting to edit.
 
Old 07-11-2001, 11:33 AM   #3
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And this is done from the terminal window?
 
Old 07-11-2001, 11:46 AM   #4
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Also, what user are you logged in as. You should be using root for a job like this. Otherwise you would hope to get a permission denyed errors!

cheers

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Old 07-11-2001, 11:47 AM   #5
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yes... indeed. unless you have X working and can do it in the GUI.

and yes like jharris said, make sure your root or su into root to modify this file.
 
  


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