Ralf Schreijer wrote: > Hi there! > > Today I just installed FreeBSD(6.1) for the first time in my life. After > several tries on my own I decided to go through the installation by following > the instructions in the handbook. I successfully installed and configured > Xorg. Everything went well, until I reached the section 5.6.2, "Using XDM". I > just tried to follow the instructions and enabled xdm to start running on the > 9th virtual terminal by replacing the "off" by "on" in /etc/ttys: > ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm off secure > in > ttyv8 "/usr/X11R6/bin/xdm -nodaemon" xterm on secure > > Now I can't do anything. The system directly boots into the xdm, prompts a > loginscreen and if I login as root (or as a user) there is nothing I can do. > As I know now there isn't even a chance to leave the xdm. If I hit > Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, it flips into the shell an returns immediately to xdm and > prompts the login again. I tried fixing this through booting in Single User > Mode, but I wasn't successful because I have no write permission in /etc/ttys > during this mode. > > I bet it won't be the only solution to reinstall the entire system, isn't it? > Since I followed the Documentiation from Install until section 5.6.2, Imho, > there is a small warning missing in the documentation. Sth like this: "Beware > of enabling the xdm-virtual-terminal because you can only return to the shell > while doing sth you dont know yet :-)". > > May be you can find some time to send me a feedback or some kind of solution > to fix my problem. > Thanks so long. > > Ralf > > PS: I'm sorry for my english. I hope you could even understand me!
You can return to the console with CTRL-ALT-F1, CTRL-ALT-F2 and so on. Anyway, at least a terminal should start up once you have logged into XDM. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"