[NCLUG] gnome under root

James DeWitt jdewitt at verinet.com
Sat Jul 21 19:45:19 MDT 2012

Hi Bonnell,

I would advise caution. Making changes to grub.conf may leave your
system unbootable.

What is the problem you are trying to solve by making changes to the
grub configuration?


On Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:24:45 -0600
Bonnell Frost <bfrost at skybeam.com> wrote:

> I have been having a lot of trouble trying to do some edit on grub2; 
> everything I try seems to hang.
> And that is quite a lot, from grub2-mkconfig to several others. I'd
> like to use gedit under root, but it gives a sessions unavailable
> error; same if I try to bring up gnome desktop there. This is all
> under Fedora 17, which has a nasty config of the display, that gives
> an "out of range" error when grub2 tries to run.  I am set up to have
> administrator status when I sign in, but I can't access|edit the
> necessary stuff in /etc/grub2 without being root. Suggestions please.
> --Bonnell Frost  (at Loveland Good Samaritan)

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