CentOS 6.5 hangs at Start ATD [OK]

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Anusuya
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CentOS 6.5 hangs at Start ATD [OK]

Post by Anusuya » 2015/06/26 02:08:32

Hi

I am a novice regarding using Linux. I use it sparingly for research purposes. But last week our LInux CentOS 6.5 server froze and when I rebooted it the boot hanged at Start ATD [OK]. But the simulations and other services supported by the server seem to be running OK in other devices. But I cannot access the GUI in the server. I Cntr+Alt+F2 - ed into a login panel but it feels very restricted. How do I get back the GUI capability ? How do I fix this. Please help. :?

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Re: CentOS 6.5 hangs at Start ATD [OK]

Post by TrevorH » 2015/06/26 09:18:21

Have you previously installed proprietary video drivers from nvidia or ATI? If you have and you did so using their binary installer then that has to be rerun every time there is a kernel update. If you use the packaged versions of the drivers from the ELRepo yum repository then that will not happen, they are build in a way that allows them to work over kernel updates.
CentOS 8 died a premature death at the end of 2021 - migrate to Rocky/Alma/OEL/Springdale ASAP.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
CentOS 5 and 6 are dead, do not use them.
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Re: CentOS 6.5 hangs at Start ATD [OK]

Post by Anusuya » 2016/03/11 08:33:06

Hi

Thank you. How do I rerun the video drivers ? Right now I can access only the command prompt like window.

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Re: CentOS 6.5 hangs at Start ATD [OK]

Post by TrevorH » 2016/03/11 09:00:32

You should probably take this opportunity to uninstall the ones you have now and convert to using the ELRepo versions. If you use those then they survive kernel updates. Your current method will break on the next kernel update too...
CentOS 8 died a premature death at the end of 2021 - migrate to Rocky/Alma/OEL/Springdale ASAP.
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
CentOS 5 and 6 are dead, do not use them.
Use the FAQ Luke

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