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Frau Pia SAURER
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Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Hi folks!

I've got a HP-UX 11.0 machine that is a nis client. Now when I try to log on vie telnet everything works fine. When I try to log in via ReflectionX or Xwin32 I get an error message that the login is incorrect?

Any Ideas? Help would be very appriciated.

Thanks in advance
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RAC_1
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Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

What messages/errors do you see in following files?

syslog.log
$HOME/.dt/errorlog
/var/dt/Xerrors
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MarkSyder
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Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Have you looked in /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log? Alternatively, cd to the user's home directory, cd .dt, and look in errorlog.

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Frau Pia SAURER
Advisor

Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Hi!

in Xerrors:

/usr/bin/X11/xset: bad font path element (#40), possible causes are:
Directory does not exist or has wrong permissions
Directory missing fonts.dir
Incorrect font server address or syntax

In the other two files there is nothing worth to mention it. Just a NFS error to an other machine

Thanx
RAC_1
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Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

The fonts error are ok. Do you have absolutely nothing in $HOME/.dt/errorlog and syslog?

Is processes dtlogin running? Is your reflection settings correct? Particularly the hardcoded user names and passwords if any. (Reflection has a setting that allows you store user name and password for logging)
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Frau Pia SAURER
Advisor

Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Hi!

yes the settings should be OK because local users are able to login.

Do you know what is happening while a X login? It seems like for some reason the machine can't contact NIS if I try to log in to cde.

Thanx
RAC_1
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Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

First do not give points untill your problem is resolved.

Now onto the problem. What makes you think that cde/gui login is not able to get to nis. From the pc where you run reflection, can you do nslookup on ip and hostname of hp-ux server? Is that nslookup correct? I am still doubtful that you should really be checking stored user names and passwords in reflection.
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Frau Pia SAURER
Advisor

Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Hi!

Yes nslookup is correct. There are no stored usernames and passwords in Reflection.

I also can log in to all other machines in my nis domain. I still think that there is a problem with the X login routine.
RAC_1
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Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Is dtlogin process running? Can you login from another pc using reflection?

Try doing following. Open telnet seesion on hp-ux server. Do tail -f /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log

Now try logging in with reflection. Do you see any error messages in syslog?
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Frau Pia SAURER
Advisor

Re: Problems with graphical Login fo NIS users

Hi!

no messages! Yes dtlogin is running and no I can't loin from another Computer.