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Old 07-16-2003, 07:53 PM   #1
warsawcrew
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Unhappy No settings save in RH9!?


Ok so I have two accounts, a root and a user account. I am in KDE as the user and i make a change to the desktop(or anywhere else for that matter) I try to change it from 800X600 to 1024*768 and it prompts me for the root(i give it) and then it says change has been made must log out and restart xserver". So I do what it says and I log out, reboot and log back in. No change made. It does this with everything thing! I cant make a damn change to anything in the system. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:12 PM   #2
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org,

You should check "Screen" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config where it says "modes". You want the first one to be "1024x768".
 
Old 07-16-2003, 08:37 PM   #3
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Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org,

You should check "Screen" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config where it says "modes". You want the first one to be "1024x768".
Thanks for the nice welcome, I am trying to get into linux one step at a time!

Ok I did as you suggested but when i go to save it says "unable to make backup of orginal file" then i click the ok button. Then it says "Unable to write to file". Any ideas there?
 
Old 07-16-2003, 09:02 PM   #4
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Maybe the /etc/X11 is not writable for some reason. Open up a terminal and do "ls -ld /etc/X11". It should be writable by root, like this:

Code:
su
ls -ld /etc/X11
drwxr-xr-x   17 root     root         4096 Jul 16 17:54 /etc/X11
If the "w" is missing, do "chmod u+w /etc/X11".

Also check the files inside that directory,

Code:
ls -l /etc/X11
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         3185 Jul 16 17:54 XF86Config
-rw-r--r--    1 root     root         3162 Jul 16 17:53 XF86Config.backup
 
  


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