View Full Version : [ubuntu] cannot edit xorg.conf

September 13th, 2008, 11:57 PM
Here is what I'm trying to do, my Ubuntu login screen (where I enter my user name and password) is about 2 times larger than my monitor. Once I log in, everything is fine.

The fix listed here is not working "http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=190081"

I'm stumped. when i try to edit xorg.conf I cannot. I'm using the "System Tools/Root Terminal" so i do not have to type in "sudo". i use the command of "gedit /ect/X11/xorg.conf" and the files pulls up but there is not data in the file. no text at all. when i do a filesystem search i do find my xorg.conf file in "ect/X11". if i click on it i can open the file and see all the text but i cannot edit the text.

Thanks in advance for any help.

system stats
Dell Laptop D610
Intel i915 video
2bg ram
60gb HD
1.7 mhz P4 Mobil cpu
Ubuntu hardy 8.04
Gnome 2.223
Kernel 2.6.27-19-generic

September 14th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Make sure you are typing the correct path, I see an error in the one you typed. It should be

September 14th, 2008, 12:09 AM
Just to check that the command you're using has no typing errors. It should be /etc and not /ect

September 14th, 2008, 12:27 AM
well duh :-0

i guess i should have not fat fingered it. worked like a charm!