[oclug] start-up file
jeb at burkby.com
Tue Mar 5 10:49:33 EST 2002
On Tue, 05 Mar 2002 at 06:47:07 -0500, Mike Roy wrote:
> I have a very minor problem and I can't seem to fix it. I'm running
> SuSE 7.3 and KDE. When I log on, two programs are automatically added to
> the panel: the sound mixer KMIX and a dialer KInternet. I've gone to the
> SuSE site and found a cure: in the file: /opt/kde/bin/startkde I was to
> change the two instructions from RUN_KINTERNET="yes" to
> RUN_KINTERNET="no" and, of course, the same with the other instruction:
> RUN_KMIX="yes" to RUN_KIMX="no". I've logged in as root (su + password)
> and made the changes but when I go to 'save' the changes, it says I'm
> not allowed to save them. I've tried to change this file under root and
> under my home directory using the 'su' option but just can't seem to
> keep the changes once I've made them. Any ideas.
It shouldn't matter what directory you are under. It probably matters
who you're logged in as. More to the point, it matters which user is
running the editor. I assume you're starting the editor from the
command line as root.
What does `ls -l' say about the file? Which editor are you using?
Maybe you just need to make the file writable. Assuming root owns it:
chmod u+w /opt/kde/bin/startkde
Or maybe look at `man chattr'; and try `lsattr'. Maybe the partition
is mounted readonly; try `mount'. Hard to say without more info.
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