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Date: 2012jun13
OS: Linux
Distro: RedHat/Fedora/CentOS
Warning: Not the current version of Fedora
Keywords: FC17

Q.  Why is X.Org (X Windows) not starting on my Fedora 17 system 
with an ATI video card?

A.  The log (/var/log/Xorg.0.log) said it was detected as an ATI
card but then it went on to load a mach64 driver that was not found.
So the solution was to install that:

yum install xorg-x11-drv-mach64
Here's exactly what the log said:
[ 96.331] (II) LoadModule: "ati" [ 96.338] (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/ati_drv.so [ 96.338] (II) Module ati: vendor="X.Org Foundation" [ 96.338] compiled for 1.12.0, module version = 6.14.99 [ 96.339] Module class: X.Org Video Driver [ 96.339] ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 12.0 [ 96.339] (II) LoadModule: "mach64" [ 96.346] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module mach64 [ 96.347] (II) UnloadModule: "mach64" [ 96.347] (II) Unloading mach64 [ 96.347] (EE) Failed to load module "mach64" (module does not exist, 0) [ 96.347] (EE) No drivers available. [ 96.347] Fatal server error: [ 96.347] no screens found [ 96.347]

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