1. hishnik

    Keyboard output on text console is "awesome"...

    I've found this post describing my problem, but there is no solution. I can't switch to text console with Alt+ctrl+Fx from Xorg session. If I kill my DM with `service xdm stop` then I can see text login prompt, but all key presses leads to abnormal symbols output (cat walking on the keyboard)...
  2. Pierre-Marie Baty

    How to quickly see which services are running at login

    Hello all FreeBSD users, With the intent of saving me time when I check in my FreeBSD server over SSH, I added a one-liner to my .profile that tells me which of the machine's configured services are alive and which ones are dead. It's working well and I thought I'd share. #!/bin/sh printf...
  3. H

    vbox How to log in virtual BSD

    Sorry for this naïve question. I am trying to boot a FreeBSD virtual machine by means of VirtualBox under Liinux Devuan (Debian without system D). I downloaded a FreeBSD dvd ISO and constructed a virtual machine for it. When I start the machine as muti-user FreeBSD boots. It finishes with a...
  4. byrnejb

    Solved Get the IP address of all sshd connections.

    I am looking for a reliable way of getting the IP origin of all pts sessions. The lastutility would be perfect other than it prints the host name and not the ip address. And I cannot see any way to force it to print the numeric address instead. Is there something similar that will? A: I...
  5. rockzombie2

    Solved Can't login as user after system upgrade

    Hello again! I hope to one day become a venerable FreeBSD admin but until then, I come humbly to the forums seeking knowledge! So I was trying to build chromium but was running into a compile error that seemed kind of odd, since it didn't seem related to a missing package or a...
  6. D

    GNOME 3 locking after login

    I am running FreeBSD 12.2-RELEASE. After I login to GNOME 3, it locks the screen. Then when I enter my password, it says authentication failure. Then when I try and enter my password again, I can't enter my password - I type but nothing shows up. What could be causing this problem?
  7. rafnizp

    Issue login in as user

    Hi Guys Currently I'm running Freebsd 12.1 Release using VMware Fusion on MAC and having problem to log in as regular user It looks like issue started after installing bash package but not 100% sure if this is the case. Now when I try to log in as user who is also member of wheel I have...
  8. F

    Solved Login Lockout

    I recently just deleted some files from my users home directory and now right after doing that I cannot login with xdm. The files were .ICEauthority, .login, .login_conf, .profile, and .Xauthority. Will anyone confirm that deleting these files was my problem? (I looked at the contents from a...
  9. Allan

    Clearing Screen on Login Banner

    I have a MOTD file that has the escape codes to clear the screen as the first line. The idea is that the user is presented with a clean screen and my MOTD. ^[[2J^[[;H This is the message of the day... Blah, blah, blah. It works as expected. Now, I want to do the same thing with the banner...
  10. Allan

    Showing the REMOTE IP address on the login banner

    I have a login banner that is displayed prior to password authentication via SSH. This is what it currently looks like: =================================================== This is a private system. Only authorized users may access this system with their individually assigned user accounts...
  11. DDenny

    Other CDE restarts after Login

    I installed CDE 2.3.1 on 64-bit FreeBSD 12.1 on my laptop. The installation worked well. After I start CDE and type my name and password correctly, the screen becomes black and it returns to the login screen and same thing happens again. What should I do?
  12. C

    Problem with login.access

    Good afternoon, I was playing around with login.access. I want to allow a specific machine on the network to be able to connect. The computer's name is cp9043 and the ip address is It doesn't work when I use: +:ALL:192.168.1. +:wheel:console ttyv0 -:ALL:ALL or: +:ALL:
  13. multix

    user password not recognized anymore

    Hi - I have a very strange issue. On my lpatop, I cannot "login" anymore using my standard user and the password as authentication, I believe it is related to the upgrade from 11 to 12.0-RELEASE-p3, but I am unsure. I did not notice immediately since, using a laptop, I have fingerprint...
  14. Z

    Solved Trail for leting users to login to all desktops on the local network ?

    Hi Guys, Is there something I could read to provide the same kind of service as Active Directory on a small network desktop ? The need is to let users to login any machine and to retrieve an access to their data. At least, allow them to log to any desktop on the network would be cool. Any...
  15. A

    Solved expired password change not using pam_passwdqc

    On my 11.0-RELEASE-p15 system, I've enabled pam_passwdc.so in /etc/pam.d/passwd. (I just uncommented the line, no other settings were changed.) I then created a "testuser" user, and gave it a sufficiently complex password. Logging in as that user and trying to change my password using the...
  16. O

    Running a Program Right After ROOT User Logged In

    Hi I was developing an application which needs to be run like a startup app , right when the root user logged in , the program will run (so no more access to the terminal and just using the application) . I have no other users and there's just root. how can I achieve this ? and something...
  17. D

    How to automatically lock user accounts after x failed login attempts

    Hi there , Could someone point me in the right direction for howto automatically lock user accounts on FreeBSD 11.0-RELEASE-pX after a number of failed login attempts and optionally to automatically unlock the account again after a specified time?. Many thanks daz
  18. W

    Login is not working

    FreeBSD 10.3 AMD64 fully encrypted disk. This is the second time I have had this problem, and this time it's worse. I am positive that I am entering the correct username, and password, but I cannot login. The first time I had this problem, I was able to login as root, and change my password...
  19. poorandunlucky

    Set NumLock From Shell

    Hey, I used to have a tcsh login script that would set NumLock on for me on login, among other things, however that script has been lost along the media it was on, and I have no idea how I did it. It was insanely simple, and it didn't rely on anything that came with X. I'm 100% certain I'm...
  20. W

    Cannot login

    I am running 10.3 amd64 with ZFS file system. I have encrypted the disk. This is a home server, I have never had this problem before. I have had the same login since I originally installed. Before 10.3 I was running 10.2. I have been using this installation for months. I have tried...