On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 06:59:04PM +0530, Pramod Dematagoda wrote:
> But now I've faced a big problem, I can no longer seem to login to the
> root account where whenever I supply the proper credentials to the login
> screen, I always get thrown back to the login screen. This started
> happening after I installed D-bus and HAL through the FreeBSD ports
> which were built upon Xorg 1.5.1 which I had built myself previously, so
> I am wondering if something I did may have caused the problem.

Reboot the machine and at the FreeBSD beastie/loader menu, hit "4" to
boot into single-user mode.  Once there, do:

# mount -a
# mount -o rw -u /
# passwd root

And change the password.  "reboot" and you should be good to go.

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