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Old 06-23-2003, 03:30 PM   #1
|mS|Neo
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Unhappy How to modify the XFree config file. (nvidia driver)


Hi all.

Im a n00b in Linux. I've just installed the nVidia drivers, but when im editing the file i cant save it. It says i dont have the right to, even when im root. How shall i edit the X86Free config file? Im using Mandrake 9.1....

Thx for any answers.

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Old 06-23-2003, 03:54 PM   #2
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You have to do it while looged in as root.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:56 PM   #3
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You have to do it while looged in as root.
I dont have a password on my root acount, how can i login as root then? Isn't it enough to write SU in concole?
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:59 PM   #4
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Yeah, if you su, you assume root privileges. So you are root. If you don't have a password for you root account then just hit enter when promped. Also make a password for you root account. It can be done with the command passwd root.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:06 PM   #5
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I still cant do it! Is it a way to open the text editor from concole? When i SU it does not aflict the text editor.. So i still cant edit it!
Can u give me what to write in the concole?
thx in advance.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 05:27 PM   #6
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You have to use a console text editor.

I suggest PICO. Its part of the PINE packages (so install it if the command doesnt work).

Change to the directory you want to edit, and type:

"pico filename"

though if you want to use a GUI editor, as root:

"gedit filename" or

"kwrite filename" should work.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 09:08 PM   #7
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You can also use vi. CD to the directory then type vi XF86Config. To delete use the delete key, if you want to insert some text hit the I key once and to stop inserting hit the escape key. To exit and save type :wq to exit without saving type :q!.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 10:16 PM   #8
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so you are using mdk9.1.
so are you sure you are editing the file --> XF86Config-4 <--
with a text editor of your choice?
 
  


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