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As u can see. At first its permission denied . And now "Unable to handle "admin: " locations.

  • From 60 to 10 is a decrease in swappiness. Is this what you want to do?
    – mchid
    Jan 14 '19 at 17:36

You need to add admin:// to the beginning of the full path to your preferred file to use the GVfs admin backend.

Since you're trying to open the /etc/sysctl.conf file, you need to run

gedit admin:///etc/sysctl.conf
  • Well i did "gedit admin:///etc/sysctl.conf" without doing anything. It didn't do anything.
    – user889789
    Jan 14 '19 at 9:41
  • same issue. Unable to handle admin....
    – user889789
    Jan 14 '19 at 9:43
  • @Prabeshbhattarai Then you probably don't have gvfs-backends installed. Install it first by running sudo apt install gvfs-backends, after that run gedit admin:///etc/sysctl.conf.
    – pomsky
    Jan 14 '19 at 9:48
  • The gvfs is already installed. It says, "** (gedit:20502): WARNING **: 15:38:54.588: The specified location is not mounted"
    – user889789
    Jan 14 '19 at 9:54
  • is "admin" is a string that may differ from user to another ?
    – Marwan
    Sep 3 '19 at 12:50

Well, I don't know what was wrong but going manually through cd /etc and using sudo nano sysctl.conf to edit solved my issue.

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