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Error in CDE console while login

Rajib_1
Advisor

Error in CDE console while login

After booting TRU64 V4.0 in as200 server, while trying login in console it gives the error message...
The DT messaging system could not be started.

Error says that check /etc/hosts file, but its seems OK. Even I can work in telnet and all other jobs.........

Thanks in advance...ITS very urgent
Points to be given

Regards
Rajib
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
16 REPLIES
Venkatesh BL
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

This is usually caused due to faulty network configuration...can you recheck all the relevant settings again?
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi,

compare output of hostname and ifconfig -a with entry in /etc/hosts.
Can you post all?
Are you using dns? If so check with nslookup that hostname is correctly resolved.

greetings,

Michael
Rajib_1
Advisor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Dear Michael

here is the output of ... ifconfig -a
/>ifconfig -a
tu0: flags=c63
inet 195.1.1.100 netmask ffffff00 broadcast 195.1.1.255 ipmtu 1500

sl0: flags=10

lo0: flags=100c89
inet 127.0.0.1 netmask ff000000 ipmtu 4096

ppp0: flags=10

/>

and /etc/hosts file.....

127.0.0.1 localhost
192.9.200.4 as8400
192.9.200.150 as1200 AS1200
192.9.200.58 akurdimail
195.1.1.4 es40
199.1.2.10 as4100
192.9.200.152 sapdev1
172.16.14.12 r3pdb R3PDB r3pdb_svc
172.16.14.14 r3pci R3PCI r3pci_svc
192.9.200.103 biwdev
195.1.1.100 as200 As200
199.1.2.10 AS4100 as4100


HOSTS NAME OF THE SERVER IS AS200
I can not log into console but from telnet I can work everything.

Thanks in advance.....
Rajib

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi,

if your AS200 is the hostname then add it to /etc/hosts.
195.1.1.100 as200 As200 AS200

greetings,

Michael
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi,

have you tried what I suggested?

greetings,

Michael
Johan Brusche
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login


Yet another reason why it would NOT work:
in /usr/sys/conf, there is a file AS200.

In that file the first line should says:

ident "AS200"


Above would only change if you had done a kernel build with another configfile name and rebooted from that new kernel.

Johan.
-j~

_JB_
Rajib_1
Advisor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Dear Michael /Johan

The hostname of the server is as200 and that entry is in /etc/host file.

The entry ident "as200" is present in the first line of /usr/sys/conf/AS200 file.

Actually system was running fine but ones system was automatically off, after that I restarted the server then I am not able to log in the console. Its a production environment I can not do much RND on the server.

Can Ones rebuild the kernal and restart solve the problem....

Thanks in Advance for ur reply...

Regards
Rajib
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi Rajib,

in your last post you said hostname is AS200. AS200 and as200 is not the same. Unix is case sensitive.

greetings,

Michael
Rajib_1
Advisor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi Michael

Sorry for mis comunication, The hostname of the server is as200 and the entry is in host file is

195.1.1.100 as200 AS200 As200

regards
Rajib
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi,

after a failed attempt are there any error messages in /var/adm/messages or /var/adm/syslog.dated/current
?

greetings,

Michael
Rajib_1
Advisor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi

No Error in /var/adm/messages and syslog.dated/current.....

Only on console giving the error....

Regards
Rajib
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Rajib,

Your problem could be solved by creating a new .dt file
If you are trying to login as root and it gives you this error, do the following:
- Login with root using telnet
- rename the .dt dir ( mv .dt .dt.old)
- log out
Now try loging agin from the console, this will create a new .dt directory and hopefully you will be able to login fine

Let me know

Mohamed
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Also make sure that these lines are in the /etc/securettys file

/dev/console
local:0
:0

Mohamed
Michael Schulte zur Sur
Honored Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

One more,

there is a log file /var/dt/Xerrors. Are there any errors?

hth,

Michael
Rajib_1
Advisor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Hi Michael

/var/dt/Xerrors ...having the error...

Screen 0 p00041011 revision # 3 8 bits/pixel 2097152 bytes VRAM
FreeFontPath: FPE "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/decwin/100dpi/" refcount is 2, should be 1
; fixing
What is it???

I an not yet trying with rename dt directory and relogin...bcoz i will get shutdown next week...I will try in that time.

Regards
rajib

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened
Mohamed K Ahmed
Trusted Contributor

Re: Error in CDE console while login

Renaming the .dt directory will not affect anything in the system.
When you login again through the CDE, the system will create a new .dt directory if it didn't find one. You do not have to do a shutdown for that change.

The message you mentioned just tells you that there was an error with a parameter and it was fixed.

HTH

Mohamed