[CentOS] Can't boot into GUI: Centos 7 "Server with GUI" option

Thu Aug 9 09:19:51 UTC 2018
James Pearson <james-p at moving-picture.com>

Jay Hart wrote:
> I'm setting up a new server on Centos 7, running x86_64. Motherboard is a MITAC PD11BICC, running
> Indian Bay Trail, with a i915 chipset.
> I installed "Server with GUI", but when it boots I get the "blank screen with a cursor" issue.
> Decided to see about disabling the i915 driver, by blacklisting it. but I don't think I have the
> right commands, as when I did that, it appeared on the reboot the i915 driver was still active.
> vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist_i915.conf
> added the following line to that file
>     blacklist i915
> Saved the file. Rebooted.
> The driver seemed to active upon the reboot.
> Can someone tell me if this is the correct and full procedure to get rid of this driver.

It is probably being loaded by the initramfs image on boot

If you rebuild the initramfs (which you can do by just running 
'dracut'), it should honour the current 'blacklist' settings in 

James Pearson