[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Thu Nov 16 22:45:14 UTC 2017
dominic adair-jones <dominic.adairjones at gmail.com>

Ok that's what I figured Ive narrowed it down to Plymouth but I haven't
found much info on what the fix is. As of now I can ctl alt f2 and run
startx to get to a desktop. When I try to run gui (such as keepnote or
chromium) from within my vms now tho I get errors.

On Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 5:33 PM Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> 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.
> 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
> elsewhere.
> P.
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