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* Knowns: Laptop Compaq 6910p, graphic ATI Radeon. Dual OS: XP and CentOS5_X86_64 (based on RedHat). ** Problem: runlevel 5 does not work! Error produced: "Failed to start the x ...
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    * Knowns:
    Laptop Compaq 6910p, graphic ATI Radeon. Dual OS: XP and CentOS5_X86_64 (based on RedHat).

    ** Problem:
    runlevel 5 does not work! Error produced: "Failed to start the x server...".

    *** Actions:
    1- I checked /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Under "Device", the "Driver" is "vesa". So, one may expext that "vesa" would work normally with a wide range of graphic cards!, but you see that on mine, it DOESN'T!

    2- I also tried command "sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg". But, it cannot be understood by CentOS

    **** General Help:
    Plz send me whatever you think may be helpful to resolve this problem. (It is my laptop and I have root privilege)

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    Hi and Welcome !

    dpkg-reconfigure
    command is for Debian based distros. Try
    Code:
    system-config-display
    Check your lappy's manual for supported HorizSync and VertRefresh rates. Set correct rates in xorg.conf file.
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    It doesnt work! following errs apear:

    Couldn't start X server on card 0
    Couldn't start X server with old config, trying with a fresh configuration
    Couldn't start X server on card 0
    Error, failed to start X server

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    Attach xorg.conf file or post its contents here.
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    Hi!
    I am wondering!! I went to:
    https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206...x86.x86_64.run
    and updated my driver.
    After that ‘startx’ worked and I started the graphical mode successfully! BUT when I switched to graphical mode, my laptop went to shut-down after some minutes, due to reaching to "critical temperature". Following error produced during shutting down:

    “ACPI critical trip point critical temperature reached (127C)....”

    I think there should be a mismatch between the driver I installed and my hardware! Am I right?
    PS follwing is the content of xorg.conf file:


    # Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Default Layout"
    Screen 0 "aticonfig-Screen[0]" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Synaptics" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "Files"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Synaptics"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    Option "VendorName" "ATI Proprietary Driver"
    Option "ModelName" "Generic Autodetecting Monitor"
    Option "DPMS" "true"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "Videocard0"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Driver "fglrx"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device "Videocard0"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "aticonfig-Screen[0]"
    Device "aticonfig-Device[0]"
    Monitor "aticonfig-Monitor[0]"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport 0 0
    Depth 24
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

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    I have got same problem here , but still I can not find out a solution

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/red...interface.html

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    Is xorg.conf file listing Driver "vesa" even after installing ATI Driver?
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    Is xorg.conf file listing Driver "vesa" even after installing ATI Driver?
    In my case I have not installed ATI driver, and it is not listing any " vesa" deiver.


    I have got same problem here
    Sorry, I should have said similar problem not same problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by zillah View Post
    In my case I have not installed ATI driver, and it is not listing any " vesa" deiver.



    Sorry, I should have said similar problem not same problem
    Post the output of this
    Code:
    lspci | grep VGA
    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
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    lspci | grep VGA
    00.02.0 VGA compatibale controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03).


    cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep Driver
    Code:
              Driver     "kbd"
    #        Driver     "mouse"
              Driver     "mouse"
              ### Available Driver options are :-
              Driver     "i810"

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