Originally Posted by CouchMaster
Nope - I'm the only user - just installed this morning. I run as root in a term to edit my menu.lst but no go. I have no problems with Ubuntu and Xubuntu, and used Ubuntu to modify the list this morning. Nano works but I don't like it.
I think I'm missing that lib it refurs to. Would you know what it is?
What user do you log into X using? root? You should not.
Here is the workflow you should use (using KDE):
- Log into X using your regular user
- run kate by pressing alt-F2 and entering the command:
This will run kate as root (after prompting you for your admin password), and so you can edit any file. You can create
You can right-click on the K menu and edit the menus, adding an item with command "kdesu -c kate" and call it "root kate" or something, or just try to remember the command and use the alt-f2 method.
You should not use this "root kate" to edit your regular files, since they will then have ownership which will prevent your regular user from modifying them. Only use root when it is necessary, such as this case when editing system-wide config files.