Re FreeBSD v 6.0 (boxed cd set)

je killen jekillen at
Sun Jan 15 00:19:20 PST 2006

On Jan 14, 2006, at 12:01 PM, je killen wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2006, at 11:27 PM, Robert Slade wrote:
>> On Sat, 2006-01-14 at 01:01, je killen wrote:
>>> (On e-Machine with Intel Sempron processor and 256 mb memory).
>>> I'm not able to log into x via kdm as root and not able to su to root
>>> when in Gnome (or KDE for that matter).
>>> It also goes through what seem to be excessive sleep cycles (two
>>> lasting at least a minute apiece) during the boot process
>>> to establish the system's name.
>> Sounds like it is trying to contact a dhcp server and then timing out.
>> What does messages or your error logs say? They are in /var/logs
couldn't find error log here but I gave it a FQDN in rc.conf and that 
the name delays.

>>> It refused ssh from my Mac OSX machine (It starts sshd on boot, which
>>> also takes a noticeable amount of time)
>> Check your sshd setup, see man sshd, there are some defaults set in 
>> the
>> conf file there which are causing the restriction.
found it in inetd.conf, just a matter of commenting a few lines; one 
for ftp
(which is on my system, I thought so.) and the other for sshd.

>>> What ftp server is recommended for FreeBSD? (There doesn't seem to be
>>> any provided by default install)
see above.

>> You should have been asked if you wanted a ftp server during
>> installation. The default is ftp. There are others in the ports 
>> though.
>> See the handbook.
>>> How do I tell it who it really is? (Is it trying to contact a DNS
>>> server and/or /etc/hosts ?)
>> The host name etc is set in /etc/rc.conf. Again you should have set 
>> this
>> during installation. You can re run the installation process just type
>> sysinstall.

named is on the system but there's no configuration, just resolv.conf 
for resolver.
I also had the machines own IP address set to default router when it 
should have
at least been the http proxy server I use to get on the net.
>>> How can I get set up to su to root in a console window? (Or do I have
>>> to learn to live with it?)
>> The default allows only members of the wheel group to su to root.

Did it. Now I get into the machine from another host on the network
and can su to root in console window.
>>> If I can't get set up to su to root in a console window, how can I 
>>> log
>>> into an x session as root?
>> You should be able to log on as root and run an x session as root (not
>> recommended).

In the kdm login window as soon as it read root as the user name it 
me that root logins aren't allowed.
>>> (Does it have to do with security levels, or who is a member of the
>>> 'wheel' group? Even Mac OSX only allows sudo -- and it is based on
>>> FreeBSD, isn't it?)
>> See above. There could also be an issue with security, it depends how
>> you set it during install.
>>> Thanks
>>> JK
>>> This is definitely the most active list I've subscribed to (203 total
>>> e-mail load yesterday when usually 30 -50 per day with 3 other tech
>>> related list subscriptions)
>> JK Welcome,
>>> From your questions you are new :-), I was some 5 months ago.
>>>  Most of
>> the answers can be got from the handbook. I've tried to give you some
>> pointers to help, but not too much as you do need to become familiar
>> with the basics. There are a number of resources about, Google helps
>> too. Be prepared for a number of reinstalls :-).

you're right. I was just having a spell of laziness.
>> A couple of pointers - try asking one question at a time and use a
>> meaningful subject. That way your problem is likely to standout in the
>> number of messages.
>> I would also suggest that we you get the basic system working, you
>> update it, your CDs are likely to be at 6.0R there has been some 
>> updates
>> since. I would suggest that you stay with the 6.0 branch for now.
>> Good luck.
>> Rob
> Thanks
> JK
>> _______________________________________________
>> freebsd-questions at mailing list
>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to 
>> "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at"

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list