[CentOS] gnome boot problem

Mon Nov 20 14:09:09 UTC 2017
dominic adair-jones <dominic.adairjones at gmail.com>

On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 8:42 AM, Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org> wrote:
> 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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thanks, looking thru the log i attached i did notice the gdm error. As
a workaround i installed/switched over to lightdm. still going to
figure out what went wrong with gdm.