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Laptop Compaq 6910p, graphic ATI Radeon. Dual OS: XP and CentOS5_X86_64 (based on RedHat).
runlevel 5 does not work! Error produced: "Failed to start the x server...".
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
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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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It worked! ‘startx’ worked and started the graphical mode; BUT when I switched to graphical mode, my laptop went to shut-down after some minutes, due to reaching to "critical temperature".
“ACPI critical trip point critical temperature reached (127C)....”
I think there should be a mismatch between the driver and my hardware! Am I right?
No, it sounds more like your fan isn't spinning or the air is being blocked. Laptops are quick to overheat as there are a lot of components packed into a small space. It may just be that the heat caused by the graphics chip is adding a bit more heat that your laptop isn't dissipating properly. If there is any dust in the fans, this will also cause problems.