teilhk at crosswinds.net
Fri Jul 16 03:44:47 PDT 2004
> On Wed, 14 Jul 2004 00:05:24 -0500
> "Teilhard Knight" <teilhk at crosswinds.net> 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
> > 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?
> certain changes to either of these can seriously hamper your ability to
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
> > "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
> 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
> handbook section on X:
> 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.
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