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    X Won't start

    System was running fine, rebooted it and X no longer starts:

    # startx
    xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2225

    X Window System Version 7.1.1
    Release Date: 12 May 2006
    X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 7.1.1
    Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.18-53.el5 i686 Red Hat, Inc.
    Current Operating System: Linux k2 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5 #1 SMP Thu Jul 1 19:07:06 EDT 2010 i686
    Build Date: 13 May 2010
    Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.1.1-48.76.el5_5.1
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    Module Loader present
    Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
    (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
    (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
    (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Tue Aug 31 09:40:21 2010
    (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"

    (EE) I810(0): Cannot open /dev/mem
    (EE) I810(0): VBE initialization failed.
    (EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found
    XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
    after 0 requests (0 known processed) with 0 events remaining.

    System is CentOS, Linux version 2.6.18-194.8.1.el5

    If anyone could point me towards whatever documentation I need or what steps I should try next I'd much appreciate it.

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    SuperMod (Back again) devils casper's Avatar
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    Chandigarh, India
    Did you upgrade it recently? Try to rename xorg.conf file.
    cd /etc/X11
    mv xorg.conf xorg.conf.n
    In case it doesn't work, attach /var/log/Xorg.0.log file here.
    Post the output of this
    lspci | grep -i /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Check Hard disk for errors too.
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