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Date:      Fri, 8 May 2015 19:29:02 +0530
From:      Avinash Sonawane <>
Subject:   Re: Unable to login to FreeBSD + xorg + xdm system
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On Fri, May 8, 2015 at 6:40 PM, Avinash Sonawane <> wrote:
> Hello!
> I am using FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE. Today I installed x11/xorg and also
> x11/xdm and them made changes to /etc/ttys as instructed in the
> Handbook (
> But now I am unable to login in the system. When I boot the system a
> big rectangle (xdm) pops up as a login screen and when I enter my
> credentials (username and password) it simply returns back (like the
> box got refreshed) and again asks for the credentials.
> No matter how many time I provide the credentials it simply pops up
> again and again.
> I tried with normal user account as well as root account.
> And now I am not able to login in the system at all. Please help.
> --
> Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)
> PICT, Pune

I could login back in the system using Single User Mode but then
what's wrong with the Handbook instructions?

Here is my /etc/ttys

Avinash Sonawane (RootKea)
PICT, Pune

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