Well, I broke it! FreeBSD V8.1 release

Chris Rees utisoft at gmail.com
Wed Dec 22 11:27:07 UTC 2010

Your PATH isn't set.

# fsck /
# mount -uw /
# /bin/sed -i.bak -e 's/^;//' /etc/rc.conf

Or (can't remember where des is kept)

# fsck /usr
# mount /usr
# /usr/bin/sed -i.bak -e 's/^;//' /etc/rc.conf

Good luck!



Sorry for top-posting, Android won't let me quote, but K-9 can't yet do
On 22 Dec 2010 11:01, "Dave" <dave at g8kbv.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi...
> I was trying to disable the console screensaver, and found that in
> sysinstall, there is no way to select "none" as an option.
> So I went and edited /etc/rc.conf to comment out the line:-
> Saver="fire" (or whatever it is)
> I put a ; at the beginning of the line, and now FreeBSD wont come up,
> showing an error (unexpected ;) and leaving me with a # prompt.
> How do I get to re-edit rc.conf, to correct the problem, as all command
> line commands result in a "not found" error.
> Also. What's the "Correct" way to disable a console screensaver?
> Sysinstall alows you to select and enable one, but not remove it!
> Bit of an oversight that I suspect....
> Regards.
> Dave B. (Chief numpty!)
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