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Date:      Tue, 3 Sep 2002 21:07:40 +0930 (CST)
From:      Alex Gontcharov <>
To:        Crispin Bennett <>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Login not accepting any input from keyboard
Message-ID:  <20020903210615.Q52632-100000@Fusion>
In-Reply-To: <000001c2533c$5b065500$0a00a8c0@jupiter>

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You can try to boot the system in single user mode boot -s

On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Crispin Bennett wrote:

> Hi all,
> A terrible problem! I've been running FreeBSD 4.6.2 release on my laptop
> for the past couple of weeks. Suddenly I'm hit with a problem that I'm
> hoping isn't going to prove terminal to my FreeBSD experiment: the gdm
> login accepts no input from the keyboard. I can't kill X
> (ctrl-alt-bkspace) because that doesn't work either. The machine clearly
> isn't frozen, as mouse input works -- I can get the gdm menus, from
> which I can reboot the machine etc. Also, oddly, I can reboot with
> ctrl-alt-delete.
> The obvious thing to do would be to SSH in to investigate, but
> unfortunately because it's a laptop and thus only intermittently
> connected to a network, I've been starting dhclient manually. So I
> appear to be stuck.
> The *only* thing of significance that I knowingly did/changed in my last
> session was 'make install' sysutils/portupgrade.
> So I appear to be stuck. Not sure even what info is of relevance here --
> my setup involves gdm being run from startup, and I have gnome2
> installed.
> Any ideas?
> Thanks,
> Cris Bennett.
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