> On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 00:05:24 -0500 > "Teilhard Knight" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > Hello: > > > > I just installed FreeBSD 4.10, and everything went all right. I typed: > > "startx", and I could enter KDE and do some tweakings. Then I shut down > > and rebooted, and something happened I cannot enter KDE, nor as a root or > > as a user anymore. I get the message: > > do you have any clue about what 'tweakings' you might have done? did you > touch /etc/ttys or the 'kern_securelevel' settings in /etc/rc.conf? making > certain changes to either of these can seriously hamper your ability to use > X.
No, I didn't touch those files. Actually I guess I used the word "tweaking" in the wrong way. I only did things like selecting desktop mat, registering my root password, setting myself as a user, etc. (install didn't do it in the end). > > "X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown)" > > though it sounds as though X was working, another possibility is that your > XF86Config is misconfigured, thus broken. how did you set-up X? during > the install or after with xf86config? During install. I used /stand/sysinstall only when X was broken, but X was already installed. > please check/var/log/XFree86.0.log for error messages. i'm pretty sure > that you'll see something that will point you in the right direction. > > if you think that it is X that is 'broken', please have another look at the > handbook section on X: > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x11.html > > if you think that it was one of your 'tweaks', please let us know what you > did, so that we can help you undo it. Actually, I have installed again, and now everything is all right. I could have tryied to fix the problem as a challenge, but I felt I am too newbie for that. That is, it was too much for me. > > Does it mean I'll have to re-install? > > almost certainly not. we just need to figure out what happened. I very much appreciate your feedback; I am grateful for that. Cordially, Teilhard. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"