On Friday 16 July 2004 03:44 am, "Teilhard Knight" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> 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). Wait ... did you use the KDE program KUser to deal with users? (It's also in the KDE control center under User Account.) I used that once, and it deleted the root user. I didn't know this was the cause until I did some searching. Turns out some other people have had similar problems, and the recommendation is: don't use KUser for user management in FreeBSD. It breaks it. The good news is there is an easy fix (just do a search on freebsd+kuser), but the bad news is it only fixes the problems it causes but doesn't prevent KUser from messing up the user info again. This is probably less helpful to you now that you're back up and running, but if you used KUser (or even if not), then definitely remember this. This has been an issue for some time, though supposedly it's fixed in later KDE versions after 3.1.4. Can't remember off the top of my head if I were using a 3.1.4 or earlier KDE version at the time (it was a new install without any port upgrades), but I'm not going near it again until I have a good look at it, and even then, it's easier for me to use FreeBSD's user management. - jt _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"