Disable SELinux on Fedora 14 Laughlin

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You can disable SELinux (which is more of an annoyance for regular user) by editing the config file in /etc/selinux while being root

vi /etc/selinux/config

For some strange reason, I cannot run gedit or emacs while being root, hence you got to use vi, which seems to be working fine. In vi to edit the file you first need to hit the “i” key.  Now change the text SELINUX=enforcing to SELINUX=disabled and save the file, to save the file in vi, first hit “Esc” and then type wq at the command promot and press enter to return to terminal window. Now, restart the X-server or reboot and SELinux should be disabled.

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2 Comments on “Disable SELinux on Fedora 14 Laughlin”

  • CMD wrote on 19 February, 2011, 22:42

    I can’t get on with Vi so i installed nano (yum install nano) 🙂

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