Ubuntu – When I try to save any file, it gives me “Permission Denied”


It doesn't matter where, it just won't save any files. I have tried running gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub, because I am trying to change the quiet splash to elevator=deadline but when I try to save it, "Permission Denied"

When I type gksudo gedit /etc/default/grub, it prompts me for a password, then nothing opens. What should I do?

Best Answer

Well, normally you don't have permissions to modify /etc/default/grub, but you can do it with root privileges:

sudo -i                   #to get root permissions
gedit /etc/default/grub   #to edit /etc/default/grub

If your gedit still doesn't open, try to reinstall it (using sudo apt-get install --reinstall gedit command) or use nano instead (nano /etc/default/grub).

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