Unable to edit hosts file

Asked by Charanpal Singh Sekhon on 2013-05-17

Hello, I am new to Ubuntu. i am trying to edit the hosts file in /etc directory. I have switched to root user as well. But I am unable to type in anything. It doesn't let me type anything in it. I am trying to add a hostname and ip address for the Ubuntu desktop installed on my Virtual Machine. It seems my keyboard stops responding within terminal. Any help??

Cheers,
CP

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2013-05-17
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2013-05-18

gksudo gedit /etc/hosts

N1ck 7h0m4d4k15 (nicktux) said : #2

We don't know what version of Ubuntu you use. If you use an Official derivative (such as Xubuntu or Lubuntu) then gedit is not exist.

So a most "correct" command would be

    gksudo xdg-open /etc/hosts

Regards
 NikTh

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