After two weeks into FreeBSD, I wanted to have xdm. pkg_added xdm,
changed to 'on' in /etc/ttys. Rebooted.
Lo! Xdm keeps on trying to come up, but doesn't. X shows up, for
a second or two, then dies immediately, black out, again X comes,
dies, again, again... This went on.
I tried ctrl+alt+bkspce, still, couldn't get to the console.
Hence I couldn't log on at all. Didn't know what to do, booted
into single user mode. Got /bin/sh. But couldn't edit /etc/ttys,
says, Readonly Filesystem. Tried mounting in rw mode, couldn't.
After two hours of head-banging, reinstalled FreeBSD.
Though nothing could be done now, I'm afraid to touch xdm again.
Is there any way by which I could've stopped xdm from trying to
[FYI, X was fully configured, and I was using fvwm2.]