RHEL 7 system with GUI installed starts to a black screen with gdm user password expiration error

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • A system with a GUI installed starts to a black screen, but startx can be run to bypass gdm and start Gnome.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2
  • Gnome Display Manager 3.14.2-19

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In