December 17th, 2008, 08:24
To the BSD brain trust:
I have a very ridiculous question to a problem I that just can't seem to remedy. I just installed FreeBSD 7.1 beta2 on my test machine (Sun Ultra 20 M2) and installed a minimal set of apps with gdm. All went well with the install, but when the system rebooted, all I get is the message that my monitor resolution is bad and nothing else: I need to get back to the command prompt and make some changes. Is anyone willing to let me know the "magical" way to do this? I have searched the Web and found everything but what works for me. Thanks for any and all replies. Cheers!

December 17th, 2008, 10:36
Control-alt-f1/f2? Im not sure if gdm/X will try to switch you to whatever vtty that is.

Although this would require rebooting, you could boot into a recovery mode. Or ssh in, if that was enabled during the install.

I haven't installed Fbsd 7 yet so this is speculative, but I hope it helps.

December 19th, 2008, 05:16
X should be F9, F1-F7 should work fine.