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x windows

need help running xwindows components on hpux 11x.

oracle 9ias components require xwindows agents. In past had a hardware component that met this need. That hardware has died. HP indicates that the xwindows server hardware component is no longer available.

Need help in resolving issue with windows xserver. To allow Oracle 9ias components to run.

please email assistance notes
Michael Tully
Honored Contributor

Re: x windows

As long as the X components (CDE) of the OS are loaded, and the background daemon (dtrc) is running you should be able to connect with an X emulator from a PC.

$ swlist -l subproduct | grep CDE
$ swlist -l subproduct | grep X11

Generally we don't email, that is why answers are posted to your question, so that any person who comes along later with a simialr problem can view the results.
Anyone for a Mutiny ?
Brian Crabtree
Honored Contributor

Re: x windows

Generally, we use VNC for this connection (report server). You will need to run it on the local system, and then define your display variable in the run script to point to it. It should read something like

You can download VNC from the following link:

Hope this helps,


Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: x windows

For X Windows to work on the server side there is a variable that has to be set so the font server starts when the machine does.

I think, not having access to a system at this late hour its /etc/rc.config.d/xfs

For the font server to work with X you need to set the FONT_SERVER variable to 1 and restart the machine or do this:

/sbin/init.d/xfs stop
/sbin/init.d/xfs start

From my Support Call Last June.

Making the CDE fonts available to X-Terminals
The simple solution to this problem involves configuring and running a
font-server on the system which is running CDE and forcing the font server
into the X-Server (X-Terminal) font-path.
To do this a few things are required:
1 - The font server needs to be configured to include the CDE
fonts in its catalog
EDIT: /etc/X11/fs/config
This part was already there.....
Append ",/usr/dt/config/xfonts/C" to the end of the
"catalogue = ..." line
This part was not correct. .... I did it, retested and got the same
EDIT: /etc/rc.config.d/xfs
Set the following variable: "RUN_X_FONT_SERVER=1"
EXECUTE: /sbin/init.d/xfs start

Pretty much what I said.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Alex Glennie
Honored Contributor

Re: x windows

I'd be tempted to use xvfb (Xserver extension) + the suggestion of setting up xfs (font server) details are on this forum but I've also emailed you a useful guide.

I'm assumming the hpux system in question is a server without a local graphics card/monitor installed/attached.
system administrator_15
Frequent Advisor

Re: x windows

steven is correct but you may need to start mwm which is easily done using this command

/usr/bin/X11/mwm -display :5 &

You may need this if you are running any batch jobs, i have started mine at boot up run level4 but you dont have to.