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

Jay Hart jhart at kevla.org
Wed Aug 8 23:26:02 UTC 2018


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.

Thanks,

Jay







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