[CentOS] first boot hung

Wed Dec 5 01:27:03 UTC 2012
Robert Moskowitz <rgm at htt-consult.com>

I just rebooted after the install.

The bar at the progress bar at the bottom of the screen is stuck. There 
is a white, blue, and orange bar and Centos 6.3 is in orange. I did 
press <alt-d> to watch the startup, and everything seemed to have been 
progressing OK.  Then the bar came back and nothing.  I tried <alt-d> 
again and nothing.

So I switched terminals, <alt-F3> and got a login, and am now logged in 
as root.  Nothing is being reported being added to /var/log/messages.  
Terminals F2-F6 are present; F7 is a blank screeen.

hmmmm.  I see something intersting in /var/log/Xorg.5.log  it says 
something like:

(EE) Failed to load module "fbdev" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) VESA: driver for VESA chipsets: vesa
(--) using VT number 7
(EE) The PCI device has a kernel module claiming it,
(EE) this driver cannot operate until it has been unloaded.
(EE) Try appending "nomodest" to your boot options
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for vesa
(EE) No devices detected.

Fatal server error:
no screens found


Now what?