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Old 03-30-2009, 12:45 AM   #1
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Unable to enable SHMConfig, also difficulty saving files due to not having permission

Hello all,

I am using a Dell Inspiron E1505 that originally came with Windows XP. A long story short, I have now switched to Fedora 10. It's been an experience so far, and while I like some things about Linux there are also very irritating parts. Hopefully the community here can help me out.

The first one is one I know is well-documented, but despite all my research and efforts, I absolutely cannot enable SHMConfig so I can disable my touchpad. I use a Synaptics Pointing Device, and I have tried everything I can find on the subject...but nothing.

Also, I am having trouble with permissions. I opened a html document from my thumb drive and tried to edit it, only to find out that I can't save because I don't have the permissions..I have a funny feeling this is a trivial Linux problem, I just don't know where to begin.

These questions should start for now. Thank you everyone for you input .

P.S. moxieman I was able to fix my Razor problem..kind of a cheap way to do it, but I just used the linux mouse controls to fix the problem I had (mouse pointer was way too fast).

EDIT: I might as well add this in. I'm interested in become as proficient in Linux as possible-even more then I was with Windows- but my problem is I lack direction. I don't know if anyone here can offer suggestions, but anything would be greatly appreciated!

Last edited by AtmoHawk03; 03-30-2009 at 01:06 AM. Reason: Forgot to add a small request
Old 03-30-2009, 01:08 AM   #2
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how you have tried to use SHMConfig?

check permissions by rt-clicking on the icon and selecting "properties".
There is a tab for permissions there.

Probably you just need to add a line to /etc/fstab to get the right permissions.
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