Upgrade of Gnome Desktop packages to a newer version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 breaks GUI. How to upgrade Gnome Desktop packages?

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Issue

  • Why GNOME package update breaks GUI in RHEL7?
  • How should we update GNOME packages in RHEL7?
  • How to upgrade Desktop Environment to latest version of RHEL7?
  • After RHEL7.1 to RHEL7.2 upgrade getting black screen on console.
  • Why latest security update breaks GUI in RHEL7?
  • The system will not boot into the login screen and perpetually hangs at a message saying "A start job is running for Wait for Plymouth Boot Screen to Quit"
  • After yum update-minimal,--bugfix and --security update, startx does not work.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7
  • GNOME Desktop/Server with GUI

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