New to X, problem with centOS6

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Thu Oct 13 15:02:16 PDT 2011

On Thu, Oct 13, 2011 at 4:25 PM, Bob Hoffman <bob at> wrote:
> Hello,
>  I hope I came to the right place.
> I have an issue that I think revolves around my onboard video card and
> probably not setting up x correctly
> on my centos least I hope so.
> Below is the video info and the log file.
> I installed this with the virtual host package (for virtualization) and it
> installed quite a few x and gnome packages.
> All attempts to use any of them fail.
> I finally ran X configure, then startx and actually got a screen with a
> mouse, but it was still a fail. Best so far though.
> I only plan on using this install to install virtual guests, so I do not
> want gnome/kde/etc.
> Using command line, but need x so I can open up the installation windows.
> No screen ever came up til I ran configure.
> After that I get a 'flash' of a screen then it pops out.
> I am accessing remotely on my home router via an IPMI card with KVM ability.
> I have never used X, always using the command line. Venturing into the
> virtual world requires the ability to
> use some graphical interface to install guests. I do not plan on accessing
> remotely, planning to use
> the IPMI card to access host and act as 'if i was there'.

Are you using the virtual KVM port to remotely access the server?  If
so make sure your kernel has this patch:


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