[CentOS] trying to install 5.2 on a laptop

Sun Mar 1 16:41:36 UTC 2009
Michael Klinosky <mpk2 at enter.net>

Ok, I modified xorg.conf, but it didn't help (still getting that error, 
and X refuses to start).

I could re-install, but I don't like that notion (I definitely don't 
want all the packages in the default setup, so I have to go thru every 
group and sub-group to de-select most - that was a big hassle with a 
'keypad mouse').

So, is there another way? Would it work if I merely put the synaptics.so 
on a usb stick and copied it?