Re: Unable to edit xorg.conf as root
While logged in as a normal user the system by default attempts to prevent other users from hi-jacking your session.
The easiest way to edit files as root from a root shell is with a screen editor, vi, ee, and nano come with PC-BSD.
Using the graphical editors that come with PC-BSD (xedit, kedit, kwrite, kate) is best done by executing 'kdesu EditorName filename' through a regular users shell or the run dialog.
Using Konqueror in super user mode is also a useful method, since it allows many operations and will launch handler apps as root (e.g. kwrite).
If security is less of a concern you can grant a more permissive access to your display.