xorg.conf permissions

steve reilly steve at reillyblog.com
Sun Dec 21 16:02:38 UTC 2014

Hi Alll

can anyone tell me if these permissions are correct?

steve at steve-MS-7508:/etc/X11$ stat -c %a /etc/X11/xorg.conf

steve at steve-MS-7508:/etc/X11$ ls -l /etc/X11/xorg.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1235 Dec 12 20:00 /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Ive never changed them, but when trying to configure 2nd nvidia card
as a new x server, I get this:

"ERROR: Unable to open X config file '/etc/X11/xorg.conf' for writing"

This is with starting nvidia-settings with either sudo or su -s or
just as a regular user.


Steve Reilly

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