[CentOS] How should I reinstall CentOS?

Wed Oct 30 17:28:31 UTC 2013
Michael Hennebry <hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.nodak.edu>

On Wed, 30 Oct 2013, Denniston, Todd A CIV NAVSURFWARCENDIV Crane wrote:

> BTW, I still feel a little confused on what the OP's original problem
> was and why they are headed in the direction of a 'reinstall the
> system'.  Seems a bit overkill for most problems.

gdm hangs.
All attempts at diagnosis or repair have failed.
I've done a
yum reinstall \*

Most recently I did an explicit uninstall of gdm and its dependents.
After installing them again I issued the following command:
[root at localhost] hennebry# telinit 5
[root at localhost] hennebry# Calling the system activity data collector (sadc):
Starting portreserve:                               [OK]
Enabling p4-clockmod driver (passive cooling only): [OK]
Starting irqbalance:                                [OK]
Retrigger failed udev events:                       [OK]
Enabling Bluetooth devices
user had insufficient privilege

After I got back from another virtual terminal,
the subsequent lines had appeared.
I do not have any bluetooth devices.

I really hate having to reinstall the system.
It's giving up, but I'm beaten.
What is worse, I do not even know whether the reinstall will work.

Michael   hennebry at web.cs.ndsu.NoDak.edu
"On Monday, I'm gonna have to tell my kindergarten class,
whom I teach not to run with scissors,
that my fiance ran me through with a broadsword."  --  Lily