SUMMARY: Re: OpenWindows v3 on SunOS 4.1.3

From: INLS System Manager (
Date: Wed Feb 17 1993 - 20:18:34 CST

I got lots of responses on this, thanks to everybody.

The original problem was on a newly installed SPARC-10 running
SunOS 4.1.3 and OpenWindows version 3. Attempts at running 'openwin'
from the SPARC-10 console resulted in the message: not found

giving up
/usr/local/openwin/bin/xinit: Connection refused (errno 61): unable
        to connect to X server

The EASIEST solution was to run openwin with the -nosunview option.
That worked because what was happening was that openwin was looking
for some suntools stuff that wasn't loaded. Using the -nosunview
option told it to not look for that stuff.

The REAL solution is to load the sunview users libraries. This is the
real solution because using the -nosunview option on our SPARC-2
machines running 4.1.1 and 4.1.2 results in other problems and I want
people (the director) to be able to log in at any console and have
OpenWindows started in his login. [Well, maybe I should just upgrade
everything to SunOS 4.1.3 but that task is scheduled for sometime
further down the road.]

Some people suggested I didn't have my library paths or my open windows
home variable set correctly. This time that wasn't the case but I
appreciate the reminders. Those things area easy to forget/overlook.

Thomas Earl Middleton
INLS Systems Manager

Solution contributors:
From: "Derrick J. Brashear" <>
From: (Gary Riseborough)
From: (Ivan Angus - ne Dean)
From: (Brett Lymn)
From: "Jim Davis" <>
From: Adrian Booth <>
From: (Birger A. Wathne)
From: (Diarmuid Coyle LDC X2414 AKA "The Terminator")
From: (Frank Dzaak)
From: Claus Assmann <>
From: Jyrki Havia <>
From: (Stefan Frick)
From: (J. Theuerkauf)
From: (LDC - Luis E. Mun~oz)
From: Jeffrey Marans <>
From: pln@egret0.Stanford.EDU (Patrick L. Nolan)
From: (Michael Feinstein)
From: (Mike Steadman)
From: (Leonardo C. Topa)
From: (HAO Computer System Managment Group)
From: Kathy Holle <>
From: (Octavio Diez de Sollano)
From: "David S. Comay" <dsc@seismo.CSS.GOV>
From: (Russ Poffenberger)
From: (Todd Pfaff)
From: (Andy Feldt)
From: (Mike Rembis 66520)
From: (Scott Babb)
From: trdlnk!mike@uunet.UU.NET (Michael Sullivan)
From: ups!kalli!kevin@fourx.Aus.Sun.COM (Kevin Sheehan{Consulting Poster Child})
From: (Adam Shostack)
From: sunoct!ktp@Singapore.Sun.COM (Khantipol Kasamsant)
From: David Fetrow <>
From: Larry Chin <>
From: V{{r{nen Kari <>
From: (Frank Allan (Network Mgr))

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