FreeBSD X11/GNOME/KDM issue

Kevin Kinsey kdk at
Thu Mar 29 20:53:53 UTC 2007

Joseph Marah wrote:

[Snip description of issue, basically KDM/GDM
conflicting config or similar.]
>   To cut matters short, I have been locked out of 
> my system.  how can I get back in?  Any help will 
> be appreciated.  Thanks.

Hi, Joseph!

I "wrapped" the text of your last paragraph, because
you had only placed newlines at the end of each paragraph.
It's helpful to place a newline every 72 characters or so.

In short, I've not got an answer for KDM, but you should
be able to drop to the console with CTL-ALT-BKSP --- and,
if that doesn't work, you should be able to access a virtual
console with CTL-F1, CTL-F2, etc.  Edit the offending file
(rc.conf?, /etc/ttys?) and try "kill -HUP `pgrep Xorg`".

And, if you can't get a virtual console, you'll want
to reboot into single-user mode, I guess.


Kevin Kinsey
1 + 1 = 3, for large values of 1.

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