Editing files requiring privilege escalation
WarningNever use sudo to run a graphical text editor. This can have unintended consequences or break the permission to configuration files that should not be owned by root.
Many of the graphical text editors will automatically ask for privilege escalation when they detect that you cannot write to a file.
If they don't, you can save a copy of the file to your home folder and move it into place using sudo. For example, if you edit your fstab and then saved a copy to your home folder, you could then move it to the proper location with sudo:
user $ sudo mv ~/fstab /etc/fstab
But it doesn’t tell him what to look for if this doesn’t work as described.
Wow , I didn’t expect that kind of reaction here. Debian yes but not here.
I didn’t know that this was something unsupported. I will go get what is supported if that will help.
Please forgive me .
I don’t remember how I got this version but it was offered somehow.
Can you help me get to unstable then or am I on my own?
Using your current mirror used, check by yourself here Index of /pub/manjaro/unstable/kde-unstable/x86_64 search for 5.23 (CTRL+F in any decent application) and all KDE packages will be found, search for 5.24, none, zero, nada. Your 5.24 KDE installation doesn’t come from here to me.
//EDIT: Now if you don’t know what you have done to your Manjaro installation, I think it is on you to remember what you have done and to find out. It takes some nerve to ask people to fix your after wasting their time for 40+ posts.
OK I took the kde-unstable out or pacman.conf and downgraded.
This is what I have now:
Operating System: Manjaro Linux
KDE Plasma Version: 5.23.5
KDE Frameworks Version: 5.90.0
Qt Version: 5.15.2
Kernel Version: 5.16.2-1-MANJARO (64-bit)
Graphics Platform: X11
Processors: 8 × Intel® Core™ i7-10510U CPU @ 1.80GHz
Memory: 15.3 GiB of RAM
Graphics Processor: Mesa Intel® UHD Graphics
OK problem solved.
So that is what it was.
Let’s call it lesson learned.
I apologize for misleading anyone. Not my intention.
I am now going to see if I can get my /home moved as what started this post.
Thanks everyone for your help and I will be careful next time with what I am doing.
Please don’t forum shame me.