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How to make CDE work???

Occasional Contributor

How to make CDE work???

I have just install ux 10.20, during installation it does not prompt me for configuring font server. Upon completion of installation it does not go to cde automatically. Have checked cde files, there are some cde files but no cde-run file.

when i type in dtterm error msg: can't open display

what could be the problem? is it due to no font server?

Steve Steel
Honored Contributor

Re: How to make CDE work???


1)Use /usr/contrib/bin/X11/dr_dt to check your setup

2)Which run level are you at

cat /etc/inittab

needs to be 3

3)/var/ddt/Xerrors . what does it give

4) The font server needs to be configured to include the CDE
fonts in its catalog

EDIT: /etc/X11/fs/config

Append ",/usr/dt/config/xfonts/C" to the end of the
"catalogue = ..." line

EDIT: /etc/rc.config.d/xfs

Set the following variable: "RUN_X_FONT_SERVER=1"

EXECUTE: /sbin/init.d/xfs start

If the font-server is already running, kill it and
restart it.

5) Force CDE to add the font-server to the X-Server font-path
by editing the Xsetup file. (NOTE: This steps REQUIRES
the IP address of the CDE session server. You can get
this information by running: nslookup `hostname`.)

COPY: /usr/dt/config/Xsetup to /etc/dt/config/Xsetup
EDIT: /etc/dt/config/Xsetup

Add the following line to /etc/dt/config/Xsetup replacing
"IPADDRESS" with the IP address of the server as returned
from "nslookup `hostname`":

$XDIR/xset fp+ tcp/IPADDRESS:7000 1>/dev/null

6)How are you trying to access CDE

before dtterm try xhost +

Steve Steel
If you want truly to understand something, try to change it. (Kurt Lewin)