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Postby marshatherton on Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:25 pm

how to i get permission to save files in xorg.cnf file

im trying to edit the mouse settings
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Re: help

Postby newW2 on Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:48 pm

In a terminal enter:
sudo gedit (path-to-file), e.g. /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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Re: help

Postby lancern on Wed Mar 26, 2008 7:22 am

newW2 wrote:In a terminal enter:
sudo gedit (path-to-file), e.g. /etc/X11/xorg.conf


I learn something New everyday in this Newbie Questions area..thank you..

I tried that just to see how it works..but It seems I didnt have gedit installed..
So I used.. sudo apt-get install gedit ..then tried again and it works great..
now I know how to edit conf files with out loging in as root :D

There should be a sticky thread here that shows different Terminal commands
because that is the biggest problem for us newbies learning to use Linux..
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Re: help

Postby Slocker on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:04 am

Wasn't gedit installed? Are you using XFCE or KDE minted versions? If not gedit should be there by default.

By he way, try not to post questions with subjects as 'help'. It's more useful if you just describe shortly the problem. In this case, something like 'Saving permission to xorg.conf' or something similar.
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Re: help

Postby proxima_centauri on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:56 am

There was a post in the how-to section, viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4306
It links a command line cheat sheet of different terminal commands.
Here it is: http://fosswire.com/2007/08/02/unixlinu ... eat-sheet/
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Re: help

Postby lancern on Wed Mar 26, 2008 9:52 am

Slocker wrote:Wasn't gedit installed? Are you using XFCE or KDE minted versions? If not gedit should be there by default.


Im using Mint 4 XFCE beta 008..and when I typed that command it said it could not find gedit.

proxima_centauri wrote:There was a post in the how-to section, viewtopic.php?f=42&t=4306
It links a command line cheat sheet of different terminal commands.
Here it is: http://fosswire.com/2007/08/02/unixlinu ... eat-sheet/


Thanks for the link proxima..that cheat sheet it great..I will study it..tho it dosnt cover everything..
Seeing the commands type out like in instuctions is what really helps me learn it :P
Like the other day when I installed a theme..the guy did a really good job explaining how to do it..
and I actually learned somthing from it..

To install:
1.Download the file to your desktop
2.Right click the file and select extract here
3.open a terminal and run these commands:
first:
sudo cp -r $HOME/Desktop/Overglossed /usr/share/themes
second:
sudo chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/Overglossed/overglossed.jpg


Now I know how to copy files to the root folders :P Thanks The Rob

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Re: help

Postby Slocker on Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:38 am

Ok then. I was just assuming you were using Daryna. Fine then ;)
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Re: help

Postby newW2 on Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:37 pm

Take a look at this post. For XFCE mousepad is the default editor (like gedit in Gnome), kate in KDE.

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=8767&p=54378&hilit=mousepad#p54378
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Re: help

Postby McLovin on Thu Mar 27, 2008 2:25 am

lancern wrote:
Slocker wrote:Wasn't gedit installed? Are you using XFCE or KDE minted versions? If not gedit should be there by default.


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Overglossed, I love that theme, sry off topic, thread hijacking over.
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