Re FreeBSD v 6.0 (boxed cd set)
bsd at bathnetworks.com
Sun Jan 15 01:27:04 PST 2006
On Sun, 2006-01-15 at 08:19, je killen wrote:
> 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.
I don't use inetd just rc.d. FBSD appears to boot faster that way. No
only that it saves looking in more than one place. I have not come
across anything that needs inetd.
> >>> 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.
I don't really use KDM as such. Most of the work I do is command line
related and I login to the command prompt. If I need the gui I just
startx. It sound like KDM has another restriction to stop root logins in
its config. Sorry I cannot help more on this.
> >>> (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
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