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Why is it that I Continually get this "Permission Denied" error ???
It is my understanding that as long as I'm logged in as root " I am King "
Well on my system root doesn't really seem to mean Diddley squat !!!
I was reading another " COOL" thread that may teach me how to do a graphical login, they say to open file /etc/inittab and change something.
I type it in and can't do anything including opening up the file.
I suspect you are attempting to change the run level from 3 to 4. The /etc/inittab file is the proper location. I think you need to use a file editor like vi or emacs. I use emacs myself, but I am also familiar with vi or specifically elvis. The command vi is actually just a sym link to the program elvis. But it would be a good place to start.
From a console prompt type:
The file should load in command mode. Use the down arrows to locate the line that reads "id:3:initdefault:" Position the cursor under the "3" and press the letter "d" and then the spacebar. The 3 should be deleted. Press the "i" key for insert mode. Type the number 4 and press the ESC key to end insert mode. Then type a ":" (colon) for the command prompt. Enter the letters "wq" for write and quit. You should then be returned to the bash prompt.
Please let me know if that is not what you are looking for.
WOW, if you ever write a book on Linux I'll be your first customer, if all instructions were that good, I would have mastered Linux by Now. Yes that did it and that is what I call "Instructions" Thank you very much...