[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Thu Nov 16 22:55:33 UTC 2017
Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>

On 11/16/2017 02:01 PM, dominic adair-jones wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017, 4:55 PM Gordon Messmer <gordon.messmer at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Alt+d will switch to the text output of the init process.  Press that
>> combo as soon as you see the boot animation.
> Not understanding. At what point in the boot process should I be doing that

... as soon as you see the boot animation.  When you see the grey 
screen, use Alt+d on the keyboard to switch to the text output. There, 
you will typically see text that describes why the boot process isn't 

> and why would I need to do that at all?

Because long ago the debugging text was deemed confusing, and a 
graphical wallpaper was placed over it.

> Seems like it's something wrong
> with the Plymouth and plymouth-scirpt packages.

That's unlikely.  Those packages are probably just hiding the actual