First off, 6.4 came out and I didn't notice.
Second off, while setting up my new Laptop (Nicko, an IBM t61) for development, I managed to mess up Xorg. The error messages are
[ 25469.587] [dix] Could not init font path element catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d, removing from list! [ 25469.587] [dix] Could not init font path element built-ins, removing from list! [ 25469.587] Fatal server error: [ 25469.587] could not open default font 'fixed'
A quick fix is just
yum -y upgrade. But given this would push me to 6.4 (aka a lot of downloading), a smaller fix was required. I found the following got the job done. I strongly suspect the libXfont is all that is required. YMMV
wget ftp://ftp.muug.mb.ca/mirror/centos/6.4/os/x86_64/Packages/xorg-x11-drv-modesetting-0.5.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm sudo rpm -Uvh xorg-x11-drv-modesetting-0.5.0-1.el6.x86_64.rpm sudo yum install pixman pixman-devel libXfont -y sudo yum groupinstall Desktop -y