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Old 09-21-02, 11:39 AM   #6
perryd
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From the command line, you can edit with vi or vim. First
cd /etc/X11
then su to become root.
Finally
vim XF86Config-4
to enter the editor. The most intuitive way to use vim is to enter the "insert" mode. To do this, just type i. Now use the up, down, left, right arrows to put the cursor where you want it. You can use delete or backspace and any character you type will be inserted. To leave insert mode, just pres the Esc key. To save the file (you must not be in insert mode) type
:wq
which is write quit. If you mess up and want to start over, type
:q!
which will quit the edit w/o saving.

Once you are done and you want to proof read the edit, I like to use
less XF86Config-4
which will give you one terminal screen at a time view of the file. Use page up and page down to move up and down one screen. To leave less, just type q.

Good luck!
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