[CentOS] trying to install 5.2 on a laptop

Sun Mar 1 11:31:50 UTC 2009
Linux Advocate <linuxhousedn at yahoo.com>

----- Original Message ----
> From: Michael Klinosky <mpk2 at enter.net>

> The X wiki suggested that I try adding this to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
> Section "ServerFlags"
>          Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "1"
> EndSection
> Using "cat xorg.conf", I see    Section "InputDevice"   , which refers 
> to the Synaptics module.
> Being new-ish to linux, I can't figure out the text-based editor (vi) to 
> modify the file. I have "System Rescue CD" and "Ultimate Boot CD", but 
> (apparently) they don't mount the installed system.

vi is not too difficult. 
from the commandline prompt, type ;
vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf

then press the small letter "i" to allow u to insert text.
use the arrow keys to navigate to an empty line and add the text u need.

then press ESC.
next type;

:wq   and hit enter.

from the commandline use cat to see if the changes u made hv been recorded and then try to reboot.