Hi, a dual booting and printing question

Manish Jain bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Sun Oct 9 13:57:24 UTC 2016

On 10/09/16 17:30, freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org wrote:
> Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2016 08:05:23 +0000 From: "Thomas Mueller"
> <mueller6722 at twc.com> To: freebsd-questions at freebsd.org Cc: Olaoluwa
> Omokanwaiye <laoluomoks at gmail.com> Subject: Re: Hi, a dual booting and
> printing question Message-ID: <D4.54.26444.46AF9F75 at dnvrco-omsmta03>
>> > Hi,
>> > Pls what do I do when I am unable to log in to my free BSD. I misconfigured
>> > the xdm and it's not allowing me to log in.
>> > I can't even work from the terminal because the ctrl alt fxn keys are not
>> > responding. Once the system starts it goes to the xdm and hangs. I thought
>> > to use enlightenment desktop but alls not functioning.

If I remember correctly, all you need to do for xdm is modify the line 
for ttyv8 in /etc/ttys :

ttyv8	"/usr/local/bin/xdm -nodaemon"	xterm	off secure

Change the off to on, and your xdm should work.

Of course, some desktop environments have their own login manager which 
can be optionally used. For gnome, put 'gnome_enable="YES"' and for kde, 
'kdm4_enable="YES"' in /etc/rc.conf. But xdm should work for you; it is 
the DE independent login manager.

Manish Jain

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