how to modify /etc/fstab ?

D. Hugh Redelmeier hugh-pmF8o41NoarQT0dZR+AlfA at
Tue Jul 22 04:20:25 UTC 2008

| From: Zbigniew Koziol <softquake-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at>

| now become 5.2 CentOS). But I can not start X. Video card is on
| motherboard. I have no idea what kind of video cheep it is. Looking to
| log files did not give me a clue.
| How can I at least have VGA mode? I dont want to use Windows ;) And I
| have a lot of valuable data on my Linux HD... ;(

You've not given us enough information to work with.

One suggestion (certainly not the only likely approach):

Go get a live CD like Ubuntu 8.04.1 and see if it starts X properly.
That way you eliminate any problems generated by leftovers from
previous installations.  I get that it works.  Either way you narrow
the problem down.

I guess CentoOS 5.2 comes as a live CD or DVD.  Do you have it?  It
might work as well as Ubuntu (I don't know because I have never used

Without even turning your machine on, you should be able to find out
what chipset family your integrated video belongs to.  It would be in
the specifications of the motherboard (if you bought the motherboard
as a separate unit) or computer (if it was a box from a major

The lspci command should give you enough informatino to hunt down the

The xorg log should tell you too, but there is a lot of stuff to
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