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Old 08-27-2003, 01:25 PM   #1
walsht3108
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Permission Denied


Trying to change run level from 3 to 5
Right now I am at
[root@localhost root]#
tried running /etc/innitab and got
bash: /etc/inittab: Permission denied.

I have also tried running from my user name.
I can not get the GUI to start I am trying to change the user level in hopes that I can then get in???
 
Old 08-27-2003, 02:11 PM   #2
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You'll need a text editor as just running the file shouldn't do anything. Command line text editors you may have installed are:
pico
vi
vim
joe
nano
mc

And to edit the file, you'd call it with syntax like so:
pico /etc/inittab

Substitute pico with whatever text editor you choose to use

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Old 08-27-2003, 02:15 PM   #3
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You need to edit the /etc/inittab file and I don't know what editors you may have as you didn't mention your distro.

Perhaps you have pine installed. Try this:

pico -w /etc/inittab

If you don't have it install nano, a gnu clone of it. After installing, this command will open it for your editing pleasure.

nano -w /etc/inittab

Last edited by fancypiper; 08-27-2003 at 03:59 PM.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:05 PM   #4
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Or you can use

startx

to get into GUI mode then open a shell from there and as root user do

kedit /etc/inittab

and the rest of the stuff I mentioned in the last thread earlier on today.
 
Old 08-27-2003, 03:43 PM   #5
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Re: Permission Denied

I don't know about the last thread but...

Quote:
Originally posted by walsht3108
I can not get the GUI to start I am trying to change the user level in hopes that I can then get in???
Seems to mean they can't get into "startx" to run gui text editors

But if I'm mistaken, that'll by far be an easier task for you walsht3108, gui text editing is much easier for newbies until they can get a hold of the command line text editing tools.

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