[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Thu Nov 16 22:44:02 UTC 2017
Phil Perry <pperry at elrepo.org>

On 16/11/17 22:32, Pete Biggs wrote:
> 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.

...and if you use the nvidia driver packages from elrepo, the 
yum-plugin-nvidia package prevents yum from updating nvidia drivers on 
older hardware where support for that hardware has been dropped.