[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Fri Nov 17 15:04:44 UTC 2017
m.roth at 5-cent.us <m.roth at 5-cent.us>

dominic adair-jones wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 9:14 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
>> dominic adair-jones wrote:
>>> going to run journalctl this evening when i get in and relay any errors
>>> i see.
>>> On Thu, Nov 16, 2017 at 6:01 PM, Pete Biggs <pete at biggs.org.uk> wrote:
>>>> On Thu, 2017-11-16 at 22:45 +0000, dominic adair-jones wrote:
>>>>> Ok that's what I figured Ive narrowed it down to Plymouth but I
>>>>> haven't found much info on what the fix is.
>>>> No, plymouth is the process that controls the booting process. It is
>>>> not the problem. It is doing exactly what it's supposed to be doing -
>>>> waiting for a process to finish before going on to its next task. You
>>>> should use journalctl to see what task it is waiting on.
>>>>>  As of now I can ctl alt f2 and run
>>>>> startx to get to a desktop.
>>>> What graphics card do you have?
>>>>>  When I try to run gui (such as keepnote or
>>>>> chromium) from within my vms now tho I get errors.
>>>> What errors.
>> Please stop top posting.
>> It really sounds like a graphics driver error. Have you looked in
>> /var/log/Xorg.0.log?
> sorry about that first time publicly posting like this. I will check
> this evening. I did remove the x0rg drivers and plymouth but didnt
> check the logs as it got late.

Reading the thread in this post, I see you saying that startx works....
That would suggest that graphics works, but something in trying to go into
runlevel 5 is funny.

Stupid question: how long have you waited? C7 seems to take an
unconsciously long time for the X login to come up.

Do you see the screen go into graphical mode during the boot? You know,
when it'll go black, then smaller fonts, and more lines on the screen?

Starting to wonder about a timing issue, with a driver not loading.