Nervous Mouse Syndrome

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Fri Apr 4 23:07:59 BST 2008


On 04/04/2008 02:28 PM, Joseph wrote:
> NoOp wrote:
>> On 04/04/2008 01:36 PM, Joseph wrote:
>> 
>>> Now I'm getting perturbed....
>>>
>>> I did that and when I hit save, it tells me:
>>>
>>> Could not save the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>> You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file.
>>> Please check that you typed the location correctly and try again.
>>>
>>> And of course there's a "X Cancel" button there, too.
>>>
>>> Now I'm from Arkansas and around these parts, one has permission when he owns it, was given it, or 
>>> has a bigger sledge hammer.  I have all three....   <GRIN>
>>>
>>> Help?
>>>
>> 
>> gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>> 
> 
> 
> Please forgive my ignorance....   but I've looked all over and can't find a gksu or gedit.... 
> <grimace>   I found the file quite easily....   I'd even right clicked on the file and clicked "Open 
> with another application" and nothing there looked like what I'm seeing here....
> 
> Joseph
> 
> 
> 

Open a terminal window: Applications|Terminal
Then from that terminal window enter:

gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

That will open up the file in administrative mode (after you provide
your password) so that you can then edit and save the file.







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