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Old 02-26-2004, 08:51 PM   #1
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cant edit xf86config file

when i open the file it wont let me edit...i try replacing with an edited one but it still wont replace i was gonna try to do it without the x-server but i dont know the command for delete what am i doing wrong?

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Old 02-26-2004, 08:54 PM   #2
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are you opening it as root or your user?
Old 02-26-2004, 08:55 PM   #3
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You could try the console config.
Login as root and at the console type xf86config and answer all the questions. You need to know what hardware you have. This is very important or you could get thinks wrong.
Make sure you read all the text so you do not make any mistakes.
Old 02-26-2004, 09:34 PM   #4
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Originally posted by PEACEDOG
are you opening it as root or your user?
yep you've got to be logged in as root to edit that file or to delete/overwrite it.



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