Editing files in /etc

Billie Walsh bilwalsh at swbell.net
Wed Apr 30 16:42:26 BST 2008

Jim wrote:
> I have tried to edit /etc/default/bluetooth and I did a "sudo konqueror" 
> , "sudo vi" , and it says I don't have write privileges
> I also tried to login as "root" and it tells me  "failed" and I know 
> password is correct.
> If I had to change SU password how would I do it in Kubuntu?  
> Jim

Why do it that way?

Open Dolphin
Click "Root"
Click "View">"Show Hidden Files"
Navigate to /etc/default/
Hover over file
"Edit As Root" in right hand pane.
Enter password
Edit file

A backup of your original file will be created automatically.

Kate is a MUCH nicer text editor than vi.

Life is what happens while your busy making other plans.

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list