Nervous Mouse Syndrome
k5di at zianet.com
Sat Apr 5 12:46:12 UTC 2008
Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 15:49 -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> Joe you have been given, by accident I hope some very bad information.
>> For example gksu is really sudo.
> No, gksu _is the right tool to use. sudo should never be used to start
> graphical applications, as this could cause problems:
I'm an old guy so explain what the problem is. I just did this:
In a terminal I typed sudo gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst and it came up just
fine and I wrote my name as the first line on the file. I then saved it
and quit. I looked again and it was there so I did write to a root file.
What is wrong with this?
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo (in the "Notes" section)
>> Now gedit is on all Ubuntu versions I
>> think. Look at Applications -> Accesories -> Gedit and it will come up
>> on your screen. It is very easy to use.
> The reason the OP was told to use gksu is that otherwise he won't be
> able to use gedit to edit the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf, as it does not
> have the permissions set to let ordinary users change it. HE needs to
> elevate his privileges by using gksu.
> To the OP: go to menu Applications/Accessories and open "Terminal". Then
> enter "gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf" on the command line and press
> Enter. (You can select the above command with the mouse and paste it
> into the terminal with a click of the middle mouse button.)
>> So what you want to do is cd
Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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