[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Thu Nov 16 22:32:37 UTC 2017
Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk>

On Thu, 2017-11-16 at 16:28 -0500, dominic adair-jones wrote:
> greetings all. running centos 7. i recently performed an upgrade and
> the server rebooted later in the night. now everytime i start my
> server its sits at the grey gnome background. i can hit ctl+atl+f2 to
> get to another console and the error message states "a start job is
> running for wait for plymouth boot screen to quit". i can ssh into the
> server but i dont see any obvious issues. this is the brain of my
> network and houses all my vms and documents. any help would be greatly
> appreciated.

There's lots of reasons for this - try googling for that message.

A common one is bad video drivers, especially nVidia - nVidia helpfully
stop supporting certain older cards in the newer drivers, so if you
have a card that drops support in the most recent driver, you have to
specifically use an old driver version.

But basically anything that holds up the boot process will eventually
cause this message - it's not really an error message either, it's just
telling you that it's waiting for something to happen - the problem is