SUMMARY: dtlogin question

From: Darryl Pace <>
Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 21:20:32 EST
Jed Dobson answered my question.  The answer, below, is followed by my
original question.

-- Darryl

There are errors being reported in the /var/dt/Xerrors file. The default
configuration for X11 assumes a frame buffer for display :0. The Netra X1
not have a frame buffer. This can cause problem with dtlogin. Please modify
Xservers file to disable the display :0.

cp /usr/dt/config/Xservers /etc/dt/config/Xservers.SUNWut.prototype

and edit the new file to comment out the line starting the display :0 Xsun.

  I.e.  change:

        :0	Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner

        # :0	Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner

This is covered in the README.SUNWut located in /etc/dt/config.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Darryl Pace
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2001 11:19 PM
Subject: dtlogin question

	On an E4500 with 6 CPUs, 6 GB of RAM, running Solaris 7, we have several
Sun Rays attached via 3 switches.  We have a problem with the dtlogin
process using a large chunk of the CPU time.  We have a 450 running Solaris
2.6 that is connected to about the same number of Sun Rays via 3 switches.
Its dtlogin process does not chew up CPU time like the 4500.  On the 4500,
the Xerrors file gives what may be a clue to figuring out what the problem
is.  It repeatedly reports an error that says that it can not open the
/dev/fb file.  True enough, this file doesn't exist on the 4500.  I did a
"man -k fb" and looked at the /etc/ file in order to see what
this file does.  All of the information I got is framebuffer related, so I
assume the file is for a  framebuffer.  However, the E4500 does not have a
framebuffer installed.  Is /dev/fb a file that should be present on every
Solaris 7 box?  If so, do you know what OS package contains it?  If not,
then is it possible to break the relationship between CDE and /dev/fb?

-- Darryl

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