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bypass rc.conf file?

Discussion in 'General' started by Vitiate, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Vitiate

    Vitiate New Member

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    My installation of FreeBSD is currently suffering video problems when gnome starts automatically (Have another thread going) But what I initially need to do is figure out how to boot my laptop, without FreeBSD parsing the rc.conf file so I can get to a terminal.

    -How do I do this?

    Thanks all
     
  2. graudeejs

    graudeejs Well-Known Member

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    simply disable gnome ;)
    You sill be able to login to terminal

    and then you can use startx to start X server (and gnome)
    For how to configure ~/.xinitrc ~/.xsession search forum
     
  3. Vitiate

    Vitiate New Member

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    Sorry in case I wasn't clear, I can't get to my terminal as gnome is starting automatically, as

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    gnome_enable="YES"


    is already in my rc.conf. Which, is problematic as I loose my display and can't get control over the system again shortly after xorg starts to load the neomagic driver as configured in my xorg.conf.

    So, ideally I want to know how under these circumstances I can get back to a root terminal :( I could re-install FreeBSD but I won't learn anything that way :)

    Thanks for your response!
     
  4. graudeejs

    graudeejs Well-Known Member

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    tried hitting: Ctrl+Alt+F1 ?
    also you can boot into Single User mode (during boot loader count down)
     
    Vitiate thanks for this.
  5. Vitiate

    Vitiate New Member

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    Fantastic! Thank you! I booted into single user mode and mounted the FS as root, edited the rc.conf file and I've got a usuable system again, thank you!