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Old 09-04-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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newbie needs help mandrake 10

can anyone help me with mandrake 10,i just installed it and i need to login
as root to edit xf86config,so ican install vid drvr.
can someone tell me how to log in as root or how to edit this file?
i belive i have to be loged in as root,not sure how to.
happy to use dif os than windoz iam also new to these message boards
seems cool thanks
Old 09-04-2004, 12:37 PM   #2
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Open a terminal, type in su and hit enter. Then type in the root password. You will then see that the $ prompt is now a # - this means you have root access. To do simple editing, I use Nano or Pico - see if one or the other is installed. Then type: pico /path/to/file and hit enter.

When you are finished and back to the prompts, type exit to leave root access and exit to close the terminal.

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