chmod not changing permission

Ashley Benton chuaukantli at
Tue Aug 2 05:07:18 UTC 2011

*Problem solved*

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 10:24 PM, Ashley Benton <chuaukantli at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm trying to change my xorg.conf file because my video card died and I
> have no Guy anymore. It appears that I cannot start the computer except if I
> am a root user, may be something else is messed up too, I'm not sure at that
> point. I tried to replace xorg.conf by xorg.conf.failsafe but it doesn't
> matter if I sudo or not, the file is not changing. I tried to allow write
> but when I check the permission doesn't change. Any idea how I could
> overwrite this file?

This is what I did then rebooted, the write permission is back.
mount -t ext4 -o rw,remount /dev/hda1 /

> Meg
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