On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 22:09:58 +0100 "Ralf Schreijer" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 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. You have just about any right in single user mode. Type chmod 644 /etc/ttys If you edit the file using vi and it isn't writable you can force to write to it by typing :w! Try to hit Ctrl+Alt+F2 This should get you to a shell. Jona _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"