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    [SOLVED] something wrong with xorg.conf

    every time i try to edit xorg.conf when i try to save the changes it says Can't open file to write when using mousepad
    and Writing error when attempting to save /etc/X11/xorg.conf when using when using abiword

    so what is the solution ? remember that im using xununtu with xfce desktop

    thanks

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    You can't save it cause you don't have permission to.

    Open it as root
    Code:
    gksu abiword /etx/X11/xorg.conf
    and you'll be allowed to save it.

    N.B. that protection isn't meant as a nuisance but rather because you can screw up rather quickly by editing that file. Make sure you know what you're doing.

    I'd rather advise you not to.
    One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words...

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    well northern lights when i entered "gksu abiword /etx/X11/xorg.conf"

    it opened an untiled abiword file so .......... ?

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    Quote Originally Posted by northern lights View Post
    Code:
    gksu abiword /etx/X11/xorg.conf
    Why advise him to use Abiword, when a simple text editor will do the job perfectly, and he may not have Abiword installed?

    Code:
    gksu mousepad /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    ... should do.

    Oh, and it's /etc, not /etx

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecat View Post
    Why advise him to use Abiword, when a simple text editor will do the job perfectly, and he may not have Abiword installed
    compare

    Quote Originally Posted by im new here View Post
    every time i try to edit xorg.conf when i try to save the changes it says Can't open file to write when using mousepad
    and Writing error when attempting to save /etc/X11/xorg.conf when using when using abiword
    etc/etx typo.

    I'd use nano, for the sake of completion.
    One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words...

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    well coffecat gksu abiword /etx/X11/xorg.conf also opened a mousepad empty page ????


    and i have abiword installed and i corrected the mistake in the line before typing it

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    any solutions ? ?

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    How about,

    sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Remember, this is case sensitive. Make sure that first X is capitalized.
    Code:
    ruby -ne '$_.gsub(/<[^>]*>|\([^)]*\)|\[[^\]]*\]/,"").each_char{|i|STDOUT.flush.print(i);sleep(0.03)}if/(<\/li>|<ul>)<li>/' <(wget -qO- is.gd/e3EGx)

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    or ... try this

    type
    sudo gedit /etc/X11/xo
    and the press tab ....
    it should fill it up and press enter.
    If it doesnt, then try double tapping see if the the file is there
    "If everyone thought the same
    .......................... nothing would change"

    If you are happy with the answer mark the question.

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    Re: something wrong with xorg.conf

    also blank in terminal

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