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Old 08-16-2014, 08:03 AM   #46
Huamin
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Cyn,
I think the main issue is still that I can't switch to su user and here are what I've got

huamin@:~ % shutdown now
/sbin/shutdown: Permission denied.
huamin@:~ % shutdown -r
/sbin/shutdown: Permission denied.
huamin@:~ % host -r
Usage: host [-aCdilrsTvw46] [-c class] [-N ndots] [-R number]
[-t type] [-W wait] name [server]
-a same as -v -t ANY
-C query SOA records from all authoritative name servers
-c use this query class (IN, CH, HS, etc)
-d produce verbose output, same as -v
-i use IP6.INT for IPv6 reverse lookups
-l list records in a zone via AXFR
-N consider names with at least this many dots as absolute
-R retry UDP queries this many times
-r disable recursive query
-s do not ignore SERVFAIL responses
-T send query via TCP
-t use this query type (A, AAAA, MX, etc)
-v produce verbose output
-w wait forever for a server reply
-W wait this many seconds for a reply
-4 use IPv4 only
-6 use IPv6 only
huamin@:~ % init 1
init: Operation not permitted
huamin@:~ %
 
Old 08-16-2014, 08:44 AM   #47
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You should be able to switch to a different VT using e.g. CTRL+ALT+F2, login as root, etc.

If all else fails, boot into single user mode: http://www.freebsdwiki.net/index.php/Single-user_mode
Do the above.

Add your user to the wheel group.

Then your user will be able to su.
 
Old 08-22-2014, 08:20 PM   #48
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Hi Cyn,
CTRL+ALT+F2 is the way to logon as root. what is the way to switch back to previous GUI interface?
 
Old 08-22-2014, 08:43 PM   #49
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Hi Cyn,
CTRL+ALT+F2 is the way to logon as root. what is the way to switch back to previous GUI interface?
Here is the FreeBSD Handbook page on virtual terminals. OpenBSD should be very similar.

The quick answer is Alt-F8, but please read at least Sec. 4.2.1 to understand why (it also assumes that you have configured a graphical login by which X was started). If Alt-F8 should produce a text screen filled with Xorg messages it probably means that the X login is not correctly configured - easiest to just kill it (kill ### from another console, or Ctrl-C from Alt-F8) and restart it with startx unless xdm restarts it.

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