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20th December 2006, 04:48 PM
whenever i try to change text files in the bin, or in etc directory it wont allow me to save it cuz it says i dont have permissions?...total noob, sorry guys

20th December 2006, 04:58 PM
Can't change those as normal user. Have to be root.

20th December 2006, 05:00 PM
You need to be the 'root' user to do that. If you're not comfortable using the command line, then probably the easiest way to do this is to just logout and then log back in as root. Once you've made the changes you want, you should logout (since it's risky to stay logged in as root, in case you make a mistake) and then log back in with your normal user ID.