FreeBSD X11/GNOME/KDM issue
marahkeh at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 29 20:17:58 UTC 2007
I am new to FreeBSD and been out of touch with UNIX for a while. I just bought a new system i386 (Intel 3.0 Ghz CPU, 2.0G mem, 500G disk space etc). I think I successfully downloaded the install files and burnt my cds. I think I installed the system OK. I think I installed X11 from ports. I then installed GNOME from ports( Maaan it took so long).
I entered into /etc/rc.conf gdm_enable = "YES" ........... shut down and loggen in through GDM successfully.
Played with it for a while. All utilities showed up fine. I browsed the Internet too.
Then I decided to try KDE and installed it from ports (took loooong). After install I looged in through GDM. I saw everything KDE brought with it using GNOME interface and read the KDE mannual a bit. Then I used the user administration tab and added myself as a user in addition to root.
I also changed kde_enable = "YES" in /etc/rc.conf in place of gdm_enable = "YES" hoping to be able to log back in using KDM. I shutdown and restarted. I got the KDM logon interface but the introduction showed my username I last added, as my default login. I entered root as user but a message came saying "root logons are not allowed." I tried logging in as myself and entered my correct password but I was sent to a window which read : Could not start kstartupconfig. Check your installation. I clicked OKAY. This took me back to the KDM logon manager.
To cut matters short, I have been locked out of my system. how can I get back in? Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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