[CentOS] Got no login screen with the new 5.6 kernel

Tue Apr 12 19:10:52 UTC 2011
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

Phil Schaffner wrote:
> Stanley A. Klein wrote on 04/12/2011 01:55 PM:
>> I did the 5.6 update yesterday.  When I started the machine today, I did
>> not get a login screen -- it was just a blank screen with no cursor or
>> anything.  I shut down, restarted and when grub came up selected the
>> previous kernel.  The system came up as usual, presented a login screen,
>> and is working OK.
>> There is apparently something buggy related to the new kernel
>> (2.6.18-238.5.1.el5).
> How far did it get during the boot - to where the GUI login should have
> been displayed, or did it die earlier?  Anything enlightening in
> /var/log/messages or /var/log/Xorg.0.log?  Did you try a boot to
> runlevel 3 or 1 to debug?

My reaction, also: on boot, edit the kernel line to either runlevel 3, or
s (single user mode), and I'll wager you see the screen. If so, then your
problem is the video driver used by X. HOPEFULLY, there's
system-config-display, otherwise, you screw with /etc/X11/xorg.conf and
startx until you get something, then you can use the GUI tools.