Ticket #2553 (new defect)
Shared folders incompatible with gedit
|Reported by:||ac||Owned by:|
|Version:||VirtualBox 2.0.4||Keywords:||gedit, mount|
When mounting a shared folder in a Linux guest (Windows or Linux host), GEdit cannot save changes to any file. This happens regardless of the mount permissions; even files that can be saved with vim/kwrite/etc can't be saved with gedit. Files can be opened and read, but attempting to save results in the generic message "Could not save the file <filename>."
This problem is not new to the 2.X series; I remember bumping into it last year and thought it would be fixed. There are also a number of forum threads referring to this problem (e.g. http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?t=4437) with no resolution.
This makes using any Ubuntu guest a frustrating experience, as gedit is the default text editor.