--- On Fri, 10/31/08, Pramod Dematagoda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > From: Pramod Dematagoda <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Subject: Re: Cannot login to root account on FreeBSD 7.0 > To: "Jeremy Chadwick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: email@example.com > Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 10:53 AM > On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 07:09 -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote: > > 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. > > > Hey Jeremy, > > Thanks for looking into the problem, but unfortunately your > solution did > not work, I changed the root password to something else, > however I still > cannot login to root once I boot FreeBSD normally. > > Regards, > Pramod Dematagoda
Try going through those steps again (single user mode, the mount commands) and then looking at your system logs in /var/log. The logs should have failed authentication messages that explain what's going wrong. - mdh _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"