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Old 09-16-2003, 04:49 AM   #1
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change the xf86 config file


have finally downloaded AND installed the nvidia linux driver for red hat 9.

now the problem-

how do i configure the xf86 file

have gotten into the file running the run command, entering /etc/

the problem is that i canNOT edit the file this way? when i try to backspace to erase something, the prompt does not move.

HELP
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:01 AM   #2
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first you have to be root to edit this file
second make sure that you are using a text editor such as kate, kedit, abiword, xedit, nano, pico... etc.
third before you edit the file make sure that you make a backup of it so incase you mess something up you can replace it with the backup and continue using your system.
now that i look at you # of posts this should be second nature for you. lol
 
Old 09-16-2003, 05:08 AM   #3
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well, i don,t pretend to be a linux expert, if i was , i would not be here, and a lot of others... at work, when i tell someone there that i am running linux on my computer, they have no idea what i am talking about.

thanks for the advice , give it a try .

if red hat would install some software on there operating systems, i would not have to spend my nights trying to figure things out.

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Old 09-16-2003, 07:09 AM   #4
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well, i opened kedit, i opened the xf86 config file located ;/etc/x11, was able to change text, but unable to to save it. i am thinking that this problem , like i have seen before, is permission. any suggestions????
 
Old 09-16-2003, 11:49 AM   #5
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did you su to root??? only root has permission to change the file. i would not suggest changing permissions for you as a user to edit it.
 
  


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