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Re: Inspiron 1100 troubles



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On Thursday 19 February 2004 03:24, Timothy Bierer wrote:

> I logged in as root and tried to access /etc/X11/XF86Config, but got a
> "permission denied" message.  How can I fix this?

You're sure the permission denied error was referring to /etc/X11/XF86Config 
and not something else?

whoami

should show root if you're logged in as root

ll /etc/X11/XF86Config

(that is two 'ell' letters at the start) should show something like

[root fastcat root]# ll /etc/X11/XF86Config
- -rw-r--r--    1 root     root         5941 Feb  1 12:13 /etc/X11/XF86Config

The filesize will be different but the rw... thing should be the same.  If it 
isn't let us know.

Try vi.  It is an ancient textmode editor, it works inside a console (and over 
an ssh console efficiently, so it really is worth knowing).  Quick vi advice:

 - vi /etc/X11/XF86Config
 - type the letter i (puts you in insert mode)
 - page down and cursor keys to navigate to the right place
 - edit in "vesa"
 - if you get lost in vi, <Esc>:q!<enter> will get you out without saving and 
you can try again
 - if your edit looks good, <Esc>:w<enter> saves
 - <Esc>:q<enter> quits

- -Andy

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