[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Fri Nov 17 15:16:45 UTC 2017
dominic adair-jones <dominic.adairjones at gmail.com>

yessir i can alt+ctl+f2 into another tty and run startx from there to
get into my desktop
as of this morning the "plymouth wait" error was running for about 6
hours whatever is causing it to hang never completes
the screen does go into graphical mode..i unlock my volume and then
the grey background with the 7 and spinning white circle comes
up...the circle spins out and then the screen just sits there it never
boots into the actual desktop.

this happened about a month ago i ran a kernel update, then clean up.
i went to sleep and my server shut off. I turned it back on and have
been experiencing this issue ever since. I removed plymouth and then
logged into the 2nd tty and just left it running for about a month
since its my host and i had alot of stuff on there i needed to access.
i have a little downtime for the next few days so im trying to go back
and get this figured out.

On Fri, Nov 17, 2017 at 10:04 AM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:
> 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.
>     mark
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