reset = adjust settings - add, delete, modify lines
I have tried to log in a root and that has not happened at all. On the install I added a password for root which was obviously ignored. root does not shopw up on log in to ubuntu, just my user name and guest.
I need to adjust(change/add lines) in a config file as directed from help on a component i installed. The file shows as owned by root and will not allow me in anyway to do anything.
I broke it down. I now have access to whatever I need whenever I need it.
Thanks all for the help.
I used su and chown - very effective!