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Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Desktop messaging system not started

Hello,

Our customer received a new rp3440 server ; HP-UX 11i v3 (Base OE Sept 2008) was already installed.
In order to use GUI on console , I connected a PCI adapter card AH391A in slot 4 , installed and configured into kernel Xserver patch and gvid patch ; also i installed CDE bundle from HPUX 1ii v3 Base OE.
The CDE was started normally on console but when logging on using root/password ,we are getting the following error :
"The Desktop messaging system coult not be started " and we should log out.

Please could some one help me.

Regards

Roger
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Ganesan R
Honored Contributor
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Re: Desktop messaging system not started

Hi,

It could be due to name resolution most often.

Do you have /etc/nsswitch.conf file? if not create one by using this command.
# cp /etc/nsswitch.files /etc/nsswitch.conf

Modify nsswitch.conf if you have dns server like below.

hosts: files [NOTFOUND=continue] dns

You can also run the below script to find out the possible causes.

#/usr/contrib/bin/X11/dr_dt
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Ganesan R
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop messaging system not started

Hi,

Also check and confirm none of the root vg file system is full..
Best wishes,

Ganesh.
Roro_2
Regular Advisor

Re: Desktop messaging system not started

Hi Ganesan,

Thank you for your concern.

Please could you check the attached file which contains the output of dr_dt command.

Regards

Roger
Avinash20
Honored Contributor

Re: Desktop messaging system not started

""The Desktop messaging system could not be started"

>> This error you might get if there is an issue with name resolution

Please see that the name resolution with the hostname and the IP address is happening properly

Also edit /etc/nsswitch.conf and have the following entries

hosts: files dns
ipnodes: files dns
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