kdm in a loop

Francois Tigeot ftigeot at wolfpond.org
Fri Apr 4 11:36:25 PDT 2014

On Fri, Apr 04, 2014 at 07:12:30PM +0200, Ludo Beckers wrote:
> Correct; it's installed on a real machine and the CD was ejected, but after
> installing xorg and kde I put that line to activate kdm in rc.conf and all
> went hayward.
> I cannot login in to terminal or in any other way except for Safe mode, as
> far as I can tell.
> That is exactly the problem - kdm login comes up automatically and I can't
> get out of the loop I described.

If your machine automatically starts a graphical user interface you can still
get out and use a regular text terminal by typing <ctrl>-<alt>-<f1>

A few virtual terminals are always available. You can read more about them

(The documentation is about FreeBSD but DragonFly uses a similar mechanism
and so do most Unix-like operating systems)

Francois Tigeot

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