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Actually, /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is readable by everyone. You have to be root to edit the file, but just reading it is allowed by anyone. How are you trying to read the ...
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    Actually, /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 is readable by everyone. You have to be root to edit the file, but just reading it is allowed by anyone.

    How are you trying to read the file, btw? One way is to enter the following command:

    more /etc/X11/XF86Config-4

    Note that this file is NOT executable. It's just a text file. If you type in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, then you will get "permission denied" because no one--not even root--has permission to execute the file.
    Isaac Kuo, ICQ 29055726 or Yahoo mechdan

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    up date

    Reintall failed, changing the screen manualy resulted it a blank screen, so I did something just not the right thing.

    I am reinstalling again, will do as you suggest to to get the config-4.

    I found these bits an bobs that may be of help?

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-27546.html

    http://www.wardbones.com/linux/xorg.conf_working.txt

    though my m/c is this one.

    http://www.lowendmac.com/imacs/emac2.html

    and has a ATI Radeon 7500 AGP 4x chip set

    Thanks again
    Oswald

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    Joy oh joy

    It's working and as with all things in retrospect the answer was "simple"

    When selecting xserver you are given 3 choices

    simple medium advanced

    the default is medium, for goodness sake put it to "simple"

    Thankyou all that have tried to help me in my linux crash course

    Oswald

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    Gnome/X/Xubuntu on Ubuntu Server

    OK,

    So what you generally have a problem with is that the Ubuntu server distribution does not come with a desktop manager; studio however should. So some combination of (depending on your setup and without knowing too much of your distribution) below should work. Remember to sudo these commands. Ensure that when you setup Ubuntu that you have a working network connection to the Internet, as the package manager relies on that to grab those packages.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xinit
    sudo apt-get install gdm
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
    After installing, I highly recommend doing a sudo reboot. It should bring you into xubuntu desktop at least.

    :Vaughn

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