[CentOS] how to troubleshoot GUI issue?

Mon Jan 9 20:17:30 UTC 2017
Phelps, Matthew <mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu>

On Mon, Jan 9, 2017 at 3:01 PM, Dave Burns <tburns at hawaii.edu> wrote:

> Hello,
> I'm using a recent install of centos 7, no GUI customizations that I
> recall. When I log in using the GUI it accepts my password and the mouse
> appears on a black screen, like it is preparing the desktop, but the
> desktop never appears. If I hit control-alt-f4 and log in using the command
> line, and then execute startx, Everything seems to work perfectly.
> What sort of troubleshooting should I do to figure out what is stalling?
> I'm not at all familiar with this aspect of things.
> thanks,
> Dave

We have seen this with user accounts that have defined LD_LIBRARY_PATH
causing library conflicts with gnome.

Another thing to try is installing proprietary video drivers for your video

Matt Phelps
System Administrator, Computation Facility
Harvard - Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
mphelps at cfa.harvard.edu, http://www.cfa.harvard.edu