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Re: Two Lenny problems

On Tuesday 23 February 2010 02:48:07 Cecil Knutson wrote:
> Yes, Lisi, I did see the later post telling me to use Kwrite as root.  I
> don't see it on the applications menu, so I guess I will have to install
> it.  How do I use it as root?

From my earlier email (slightly edited, to allow for the fact that I now know 
that you use some KDE applications but are running Gnome):

Do Alt+F2.
Type "gksu kwrite" (without the quotation marks) in the small window that 

When asked for password, enter the root password.

When Kwrite opens, load file as you would in a wordprocessor.  

Save As to a new name.  (e.g. conf.file.old)

Reload file under original name.
Edit.  Save.  Close Kwrite.

But gedit is a also a graphical editor, so if you have that (and you probably 
have since you are running Gnome), you could see how you get on with it - 
tho' you would still need to run it as root.


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