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

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Aug 9 10:59:16 UTC 2018

Jay Hart wrote:
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>> 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
>> /etc/modprobe.d/
>> James Pearson
> So, run 'dracut' and then reboot?

Yes ... you should rename the existing initramfs first

James Pearson

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