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    see in text editor any time i open an unsaved document and change it to something else.then sav it. it reverts back to the same info that was in it before i started i can't get it changed to something else,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg1
    see in text editor any time i open an unsaved document and change it to something else.then sav it. it reverts back to the same info that was in it before i started i can't get it changed to something else,
    Make sure you type "sudo" before you invoke the editor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reg1
    see in text editor any time i open an unsaved document and change it to something else.then sav it. it reverts back to the same info that was in it before i started i can't get it changed to something else,
    What file are you trying to change? If it's anything outside of your /home/ directory you'll need special privileges to edit it. That can be accomplished with sudo, as suggested above.
    Last edited by techieMoe; 03-14-2007 at 12:27 PM. Reason: typo
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    i don't understanfd that bit that you give me > Make sure you type "sudo" before you invoke the editor.

    note* also i can not delete the unsaved documents no matter what i try
    and when i go to look for them they are greyed out also

    note when i open the text editor and then open i come on the unsaved documnets
    but i can not delete then why.and same when i saerch for them.also they are all grey out.can't understand that

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    as mentioned by techieMoe, you can't delete/create/edit files outside your /home/user_name folder. you need 'root' privileges to do anything outside home folder.
    prefix 'sudo' to gain root privileges in terminal/konsole.
    for running packages in GUI, press Alt+F2 and type this
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    gksu gedit
    note* also i can not delete the unsaved documents no matter what i try
    and when i go to look for them they are greyed out
    where those files are stored?
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