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Date:      Fri, 2 Feb 2001 11:55:50 +0200
From:      Marc Silver <marcs@looney.co.za>
To:        Alan Tsang <atsang@hk.linkage.net>
Cc:        'Jim Conner' <jconner@enterit.com>, 'Keith Walker' <kew@icehouse.net>, 'Marc W' <mwlist@lanfear.com>, freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.org
Subject:   Re: Unable to startx
Message-ID:  <20010202115550.A14744@looney.co.za>
In-Reply-To: <000201c08cfb$c2c7d550$6a7ffea9@vulpecula>; from atsang@hk.linkage.net on Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 05:36:38PM +0800
References:  <5.0.2.1.0.20010131192811.031e0d78@mail.enterit.com> <000201c08cfb$c2c7d550$6a7ffea9@vulpecula>

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Hey there,

Securelevel 1 doesn't allow writing to /dev/mem and /dev/kmem, 
which is required for X.

Check out the man page for init(8) for more info on this.

Cheers,
Marc

On Fri, Feb 02, 2001 at 05:36:38PM +0800, Alan Tsang wrote:
> 
> 
> I could not startx even when I was "root".  but eventually I solved the
> problem by the following methods.
> 
> either
> set kernel_securelevel=0 in /etc/rc.conf
> or
> boot the system into single user mode.
> 
> 
> Thanks


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