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    Help Needed with VirtualBox and Ubuntu 7.10

    Hi Guys,

    I am running VirtualBox on a WinXP Host with an Ubuntu 7.10 Guest. The screen resolution problems are well documented, but I have installed the Guest Additions. Now, I need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf to allow me to up the resolution. However, when I try to use Gedit to edit this file, it allows me to make changes but when I try to save them, it gives me the following error message:

    You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file. Check that you typed the location correctly and try again.

    How do I edit the file? Do I have to use the terminal? Any help would be very much appreciated, especially as I am fairly new to Linux.

    Thanks.
    Stefan.

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    Re: Help Needed with VirtualBox and Ubuntu 7.10

    Quote Originally Posted by spynappels View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I am running VirtualBox on a WinXP Host with an Ubuntu 7.10 Guest. The screen resolution problems are well documented, but I have installed the Guest Additions. Now, I need to edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf to allow me to up the resolution. However, when I try to use Gedit to edit this file, it allows me to make changes but when I try to save them, it gives me the following error message:

    You do not have the permissions necessary to save the file. Check that you typed the location correctly and try again.

    How do I edit the file? Do I have to use the terminal? Any help would be very much appreciated, especially as I am fairly new to Linux.

    Thanks.
    Stefan.

    in terminal, wrote

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    then , it will work

    or you can press, alt+f2 and wrote
    gksudo gedit

    then, you can do what ever you want

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    Re: Help Needed with VirtualBox and Ubuntu 7.10

    That is exactly what I was looking for. Got it sorted, thanks.

    Stefan

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