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Old 03-07-2009, 11:10 PM   #1
Saibot
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how to edit.... file in /etc/ for slow internet speed???


Hi,

I am extremely frustrated at the internet speed since installing Ubuntu 8.10

Back in Windows XP, i could get upwards of 800 kb/s when downloading stuff from firefox. right now, im trying to download sound drivers for ubuntu because i cant hear anything... and this 5 mb file is downloading at around 5kb/s

it is absolutely frustrating.

so after doing some researching, i found that this seems to work well.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...081/page2.html


Unfortunately, when i try to edit /etc/rc.local

it says i dont have privledges.

how do i change this so i can edit this file...


EDIT:

The real question im trying to ask is...

I need to change it from read only to non read only so i can edit it.

When i go into properties it says that i am not the owner therefore i cannot change it. I am, however the only user registerd for this UBUNTU OS.

how do i become "owner" so i have privledges.

Last edited by Saibot; 03-07-2009 at 11:13 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 11:24 PM   #2
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In Ubuntu, you made ur own user, yes, but there is still the root user, and during installation, ubuntu has asked you for a root password. And only root can change certain important files.

What you need to do to write to file is:

sudo nano -w /etc/rc.local

( or whatever file u wish to change, and ofcourse feel free to change nano to any other editor u like ).
 
Old 03-07-2009, 11:26 PM   #3
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Did you do as that thread stated and use gksudo ???.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 11:30 PM   #4
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Might try
Code:
sudo nano /etc/rc.local
this will allow you to edit rc.local in nano as Root
if you do
Code:
 ls -l /etc/rc.local

Edit: Sorry didn't mean to step on your post

Last edited by john test; 03-07-2009 at 11:34 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2009, 11:47 PM   #5
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When I installed Ubuntu 6.10 for the first time I was frustrated by the lack of the root account. The second thing that frustrated me was that some packages were half-installed.I couldn't even select packages during installation. The installer prompted me to assign my host an IP addresseven if I had no internet connection then and refused to proceeed further if I didn't.I remember that I created a reglar user, but the installer didn't prompt me to assign the password for the root user. My brother explained me that Ubuntu has no root account by conception, because it is designed for "human beings" who never deserve the honour to be root on their own systems. I should use sudoinstead. What's the big idea with sudo? This program can be used on other systems with normal root accounts. Sudocannot absolutely substitute the real rootaccount. Who will take the responsabilty
in case of a multiuser system, since Jack Rabbit, Walter the Wolf and Jerry Mouse can execute adminstrative commands by using sudowith their user passwords?Who's the root - Michael Shuttleworth? An Ubuntu host would be easier to hack. Isn't that stupid?

Last edited by mobydick; 03-08-2009 at 01:38 AM.
 
  


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