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    What is the root password??

    Hello,

    I am trying to edit a file in /etc/X11/ and it just won>t let me save saying I have not the necessary permissions.
    When I installed Ubuntu, I set a password for the main account but it is not working for the root.

    How can I get the root permisions...

    Thanks for help.

    Michel

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    Re: What is the root password??

    Quote Originally Posted by dmakane View Post
    Hello,

    I am trying to edit a file in /etc/X11/ and it just won>t let me save saying I have not the necessary permissions.
    When I installed Ubuntu, I set a password for the main account but it is not working for the root.
    ........
    root is disabled by default, use sudo with your password.
    Regards, David.
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    Re: What is the root password??

    Quote Originally Posted by dmakane View Post
    Hello,

    I am trying to edit a file in /etc/X11/ and it just won>t let me save saying I have not the necessary permissions.
    When I installed Ubuntu, I set a password for the main account but it is not working for the root.

    How can I get the root permisions...

    Thanks for help.

    Michel
    I'm assuming you're trying to use gedit to change xorg.conf. The appropriate syntax would be

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

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    Re: What is the root password??

    Here is something for you to read regarding sudo/gksudo.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RootSudo
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