I'm a newbie to Linux. I've set up Fedora Core 2 and got Apache working OK. I'm getting the appropriate page on localhost.
Now I want to test Apache for a PHP script I've written with KWrite, but I cannot save a file to /var/www/html because I'm told:
"The document could not be saved, as it was not possible to write to file:/var/www/html/first.php. Check that you have write access to this file or that enough disc space is available."
I know I've got enough disc space.
I go to Konqueror to file:/var/www and right-click on the html folder, then select Properties in the pop-up window.
I click on the tab Permissions, then on Advanced Permissions and get Access Permissions - Konqueror. I cannot get the boxes to change when I click on them. Perhaps I'm still logged in as a user and not as the super user. But Konqueror is not inviting me to enter the root password and I don't know how to make it do that.
I've read the KDE manual, and three books, but I cannot find out how I change this vital directory permission.
Can anyone guide me, please. I want to use a graphical user interface rather than the terminal.
I love Linux and want to use it to build PHP websites that so far I've only built with Windows. My aim is to never have to use a version of Windows beyond XP Pro and to move to Linux completely.
I'm sure I'll be OK once I'm over these early unfamiliarities.