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Old 10-05-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Conf file: how to open and edit

There is a red cross in the icon for the file /etc/cups/cupsd.conf. When I try to open the file I get the error: Couldn't display /etc/cups/cupsd.conf.

How do I open this file to edit it?
Old 10-05-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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You need root privileges. In a terminal, you can "become" root with "su" or "su -", which will prompt you for your root password. You'll then be able to run any text editor as root and edit the file.


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