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Bruce Eley
Advisor

CDE GUI

Ok I was messing around with the front panel and took away everything but the clock and forgot to put them back before I closed out of the application manager and shut the session down. Now I can not get to anything using the CDE GUI. Does anyone know a command that can be used to restore the front panel? What can I do to fix this?
14 REPLIES
AwadheshPandey
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE GUI

can't understand what is the problem. where do u want cde ?
Awadhesh
It's kind of fun to do the impossible
Kasper Haitsma
Trusted Contributor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello Bruce,

on web page http://h30097.www3.hp.com/docs/pub_page/V51B_DOCS/V51B_DOCLIST.HTM you can find the CDE (Common Desktop Environment) User Guide, and Advanced User Guide in both HTML and pdf format for you r reference. A shortcut might be, to compare your .Xdefaults, .dtprofile and .dt/* content with another user, or another system, or add a new user to the system, logon/logoff using CDE, and use this default environment as your starting point to rebuitlt the one you've "minimized"

HTH
It depends
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello, use dtsetup to create front panel entries in your cde session. To do this login in â Failsafe Sessionâ on cde login screen and run /usr/dt/bin/dtsetup; in that you need to select the â Desktop iconâ to setup the front panel. After creating the front panel entries logout and do regular login.

Trust this helps you,
-Bala S
Bruce Eley
Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Ok tried all of that and it still doesnt work. Is there a way to copy the configuration file from another server? If so what is the path and where should it be copied to?
Rick Retterer
Respected Contributor

Re: CDE GUI

Bruce,
Try telnetting into the system from a remote terminal as the "user" that you broke CDE for.

Move the .dt sub-directory to .dt-old.

Then move back to the console and attempt to login under CDE again... you should get the "default" setup environment with all of your control panel icons and controls back as if you logged into CDE for the first time.

Good Luck...

Rick Retterer
HP Services
Graphics Support
Atlanta, Ga.
- Rick Retterer



Bruce Eley
Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

That sounds like it just might work if I only knew the path to the .dt subdirectory.
Kasper Haitsma
Trusted Contributor

Re: CDE GUI

Hi Bruce,

it is in your home directory, it is hidden because of the leading "dot". After logon with a telnet session, try "ls -al"
It depends
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello Bruce, the dtwm.fp contains all the entries for the front panel.
You can copy the dtwm.fp file from /usr/dt/appconfig/types/C to $HOME/.dt/types/fp_dynamic directory through failsafe login.
-Bala S
Bruce Eley
Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Did the copy but it tells me there is no such file or directory as fp_dynamic
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello Bruce, I recommend you to create the fp_dynamic directory and then copy the dtwm.fp file there.

mkdir -p $HOME/.dt/types/fp_dynamic

Trust this solves the problem.

-Bala S
Bruce Eley
Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Ok I did created the directory and copied the file over but I now get a fron panel with a dtterm icon a printer icon and a text editor icon on it. How can I get the file manager and application icons on the front panel?
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello Bruce, I have enclosed a sample dtwm.fp file here. Please replace this with your existing one.

-Bala S
Balasubramanian S
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

Hello Bruce, I assume that our answers helped you to resolve the problem. Can please assign points to the answers; for more details on assigning points please refer the following link.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/helptips.do?#28

Thanks, Bala S
isaac_loven
Frequent Advisor

Re: CDE GUI

We are having the same problem.
Can you please tell us what was the resolution. Thanks.
( & assign points to those who have made an effort to help you. It is a cheap form of payment.)