Old 1st November 2010, 21:35
scmcmanus scmcmanus is offline
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I don't know if I am sending my question to the correct spot. If not, please redirect me. Thanks.

I installed Ubuntu server and Kubuntu desktop version 10.10, and tried to edit several files (example: etc/network/interfaces, the primary network interface file) with vi and vim. When I tried to save my work by using the command ":q", I receive an "E37: No write since last change (add ! to override)" When I use ":q!" vi quits without saving my changes.

I am logged in as root, and have chmod 666 and chmod 777 to the interfaces file.

I am able to update software packages without problems. What is causing this problem?
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Old 2nd November 2010, 19:25
falko falko is offline
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Please use :x to save changes. Use :q if you didn't modify the file.

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