Yesterday I tried downloding the X11R6-contrib package with urpmi. Unfortunately it got the files from a cooker source and since I wasn't paying attetion, I ended up downloading a new version of XFree86 (4.3-19mdk). On my next reboot, all my video stuff screwed up.
Loading a normal kernel works until X loads. At that point, the screen goes black and the computer reboots. I can only run in failsafe mode, where linuxconf lets me boot to initlevel 3.
I've uninstalled the -19mdk versions of XFree86-4.3, XFree86-server and X11R6-contrib and replaced them with the -5mdk versions. However, I can't get X to load in any way (by loading a normal kernel in initlevel 5 or by running startx from initlevel 3). I've tried generic drivers - I get errors. When I try with my old XF86Config-4 file (I fortunately had it backed up), the system reboots. /var/log/XFree86.o.log has only one error:
(WW) VGA(0): CAnnot read colourmap from VGA. Will restore default
I have no idea what that means.
There might be other problems though. Initially linuxconf was giving me this error:
Can't validate the root entry of your /etc/fstab file for the following reason:
/dev/snd: No such file or directory
/dev/snd was a broken symlink. I don't remember why, but I deleted it. Now I don't get the error message, but those things aren't likely fixed either.
I would like to completely delete and reinstall all my X stuff. Is it enough to delete XFree86-4.3, XFree86-server and X11R6-contrib or are there other packages I need to get rid of? Or is there another problem other than X?
If it matters, I'm running an ATI Radeon AIW 8500DV.