--- 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: "Mel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Cc: "FreeBSD ML" <email@example.com> > Date: Friday, October 31, 2008, 11:09 AM > On Fri, 2008-10-31 at 16:00 +0100, Mel wrote: > > On Friday 31 October 2008 15:53:23 Pramod Dematagoda > wrote: > > > 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. > > > > There should be in indication in /var/log/messages or > /var/log/auth.log. > > > I checked /var/log/messages, and I found something > interesting, it seems > that csh exits with signal 11(core dumped) right after a > root login, > there is nothing out of the ordinary in auth.log. But now > what do I do > to fix the problem, change the shell?
Yeowzers. Change it to /bin/sh for now. Once you're back up, it'd be interesting to debug this. Would you like to? - mdh _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"