[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Mon Nov 20 13:42:57 UTC 2017
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 11/17/2017 09:04 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.

This sounds like some kind of GDM issue to me.

I am not sure the OP has ever answered the question of what video card
is installed.

OP:  If you look at Xorg.0.log that should tell you if there is a
problem starting X.  If you use /var/log/messages, dmseg, and/or
journalctl it might give you an init type error output.

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