gain root access to edit source list that is read only

Asked by flyboyinpa@verizon.net on 2009-01-10

I am not able to gain access as root because the file source. list is read only I need to edit the source. list to finish installing libdvdcss2 for viewing encripted movie dvd's

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2009-01-10
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2009-01-10
Abi ^-^ (abiyasa-eka) said : #1

What ubuntu that you use?

can you open your nautilus as root?

press alt+F2, and type gksudo nautilus (if you using gnome) ... (after that you can open all of file as root)

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #2

You must edit your sources.list with root privileges. Open terminal from Applications-> Accessories-> Terminal and type

gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

Make your edits. Then save and close.

If you havenĀ“t done so already, please read this page
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu

Hope this helps

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