I beg to differ. Many of us have command-line experience from back in the day. We just don't know linux from a hole in the ground. I know how to comment out lines of code and edit them, but I don't know what linux uses to comment out, nor am I familiar with linux's text editing capabilities - I understand in addition to nano there's something called vi, for instance, but that's the extent of it.
For anyone looking for detailed instructions, I found two sources (haven't compared them to see if they're identical - I'm now on the fence about disabling active corners after finding the stick Alt key on one of my laptops which makes all the special XO buttons on the keyboard like group, neighborhood, and frame non-functional when the alt key is stuck. Hot corners saved me a few reboots today.) --
Here is one: On the laptop.org wiki
And here is a second:from a forum discussion
Also, to make a philisophical point about learning to edit files, many people are most comfortable learning how to do something by actually doing it. They are goal-driven "I want to fix this thing that is bugging me, so I will go and follow these steps and figure out how to fix it." Others may prefer to use a tutorial to learn about editing files, but that solution won't work for everyone. I'd rather get in and get my hands dirty with the problem I'm trying to solve and yes, risk screwing everything up...and then fixing those problems too. To use your metaphor, I learn more about how to fish by trying to fish with a reel in a pond than by reading a manual about fishing or by practicing to fish in my living room with twine and magnets. To completely abuse the metaphor, sometimes I'll fall in the pond, or hook an old shoe, or worse - hook a fish and then have NO EARTHLY IDEA what to do with it.
I hope I am not coming off as argumentative, that's not my intent. As a learning designer, though, I thought this was an important point. You (and everyone reading this thread) may disagree. You may also not wish to write detailed instructions for step-by-steps. That's fine. There are others who will. It seems we're getting a good-sized community going, which is fantastic news for all of us.