On 16/11/17 22:32, Pete Biggs wrote: > On Thu, 2017-11-16 at 16:28 -0500, dominic adair-jones wrote: >> greetings all. running centos 7. i recently performed an upgrade and >> the server rebooted later in the night. now everytime i start my >> server its sits at the grey gnome background. i can hit ctl+atl+f2 to >> get to another console and the error message states "a start job is >> running for wait for plymouth boot screen to quit". i can ssh into the >> server but i dont see any obvious issues. this is the brain of my >> network and houses all my vms and documents. any help would be greatly >> appreciated. >> > > There's lots of reasons for this - try googling for that message. > > A common one is bad video drivers, especially nVidia - nVidia helpfully > stop supporting certain older cards in the newer drivers, so if you > have a card that drops support in the most recent driver, you have to > specifically use an old driver version. > ...and if you use the nvidia driver packages from elrepo, the yum-plugin-nvidia package prevents yum from updating nvidia drivers on older hardware where support for that hardware has been dropped.