can't start x server

Sarang D nanapd at
Wed Mar 26 10:03:37 PDT 2008


I am running CentOS Linux 2.6.9-55.0.9.EL #1 and using X Window System
Version 6.8.2. Below is how I somehow messed up x server. It would be great
if you guys have any helpful tips on solving this.

I installed a .ttf font using kfontinst utility. While installing I
specified the install directory as /etc/fonts/. May be I should have
installed it in /usr/share/fonts or some other directory. But after
installation, all .dtd and .conf files under /etc/fonts/ looked something
like below.

---------  ? ? ? ?           ? fonts.conf
?---------  ? ? ? ?           ? fonts.dtd
?---------  ? ? ? ?           ? local.conf

Later on I restarted my box but x server could never start. Then I grabbed
the copies of these files from my another centOS box with similar setup but
I am unable to start my x server in any case. After restart I keep getting
following message

"Display Server has been shutdown 6 times in last 90 seconds..."

In the /var/log/messeges I see following error::

kernel: mtrr: base(0xe8020000) is not aligned on a size(0x300000) boundary

In Xorg.0.log I dont see any errors but see some warns as below::

(WW) Open APM failed (/dev/apm_bios) (No such file or directory)
*(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 162MHz exceeds DDC maximum 140MHz
(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 175.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 140MHz
(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 189MHz exceeds DDC maximum 140MHz
(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 202.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 140MHz
(WW) (1600x1200,Monitor0) mode clock 229.5MHz exceeds DDC maximum 140MHz

(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices
(WW) I810(0): Setting the original video mode instead of restoring
        the saved state
(WW) I810(0): Extended BIOS function 0x5f05 not supported.
(II) I810(0): BIOS call 0x5f05 not supported, setting refresh with VBE 3
(WW) I810(0): Successfully set original devices (2)

Please help. Thanks
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