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Hi everyone. I am trying to convert from win xp to ubuntu and have been running into a few problems. I am starting with a copy of virtual pc so ...
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- 07-14-2006 #1
- Join Date
- Jul 2006
virtual pc ubuntu problems
I am trying to convert from win xp to ubuntu and have been running into a few problems. I am starting with a copy of virtual pc so I can still use internet on xp when I have trouble (ie: now).
I have installed ubuntu with a downloaded live cd and am up to the login screen. The screen is now all distorted so I can't really see what is displayed properly. After a bit of googling, I discovered a fix for my problem here http://weblogs.asp.net/pscott/archiv...13/427426.aspx but that only lead to more problems. He says to go to /etc/X11, which i could do easily enough despite the distorted screen, and open xorg.conf using pico.
Pico is apparantly not installed on my machine but I can still open the file with gedit. However it opens in read only mode and I can't make the change I need to.
I am a complete noob with linux but I am determined to make the switch even if it kills me. Any help anyone can give would be much appreciated.
- 07-14-2006 #2
you need to login as root and then you are allowed to modify the files...
but BEWARE while you are log-in as a root...you can modify anything...!!
Hey But UBUNTU doesn't have root account hmmm.... try this
Right-click the file and change the permissions from Read-only to write-also something like that..
and see what you can do..!!
- 07-16-2006 #3
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- Dec 2005
I would recomend that you use terminal to open the file with SUDO:
sudo gedit <path to desised file
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.config