how to start the x window system

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems HP-UX how to start the x window system
# 1  
Old 12-14-2003
how to start the x window system

hi, am new to hp-ux, i just bought an hp-ux with the hp-ux 11.0 os, is very old, and i wnat to start the x window system but it send an error that said that couldn't open the x server, i try startx, xinit, and nothing, and also where i can find tutorials for hp-ux os for beginners
# 2  
Old 12-14-2003
is x installed on your system? you probably dont have x installed on your system.

what errors are you gettting when you try to start x?
# 3  
Old 12-14-2003
try issuing the following

export DISPLAY="ip_address_of client_machine"

the try to display your x-window.
if the adove does not work post back with any error messages.
# 4  
Old 12-14-2003
Since you're getting an error message "can't open x server", you almost certainly have x installed.

I kinda agree with Hassan2. But let's say that your ip address is Then you would need:
export DISPLAY=""
# 5  
Old 12-14-2003
yeah i overlooked that, i only saw
"i try startx, xinit, and nothing"
# 6  
Old 12-16-2003

in hpux 11.00 you can use x with CDE or VUE application.
in first verify if the software is installed
swlist -l product
in second time verify the run-level
who -r
in third verify the start of the X server
more /etc/rc.log
ls -l /sbin/rc3.d (by default)
in last verify the name service
nslookup <nameserver>
# 7  
Old 12-17-2003
The GUI is working...

I fixed the problem, it was the mouse that it wasn't working and i changed and now the GUI is working, and there is a website where i can know more about hp-ux 11.0. Thanks guys for the help.
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. Programming

Configure: error: X Window system libraries and header files are required

I am trying to compile thunar 1.8.4. It is giving me this error. configure: error: X Window system libraries and header files are required Ubuntu Mate 18.04 (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: drew77
2 Replies

2. UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers

Which X Window system is installed on my server that would work with Xming?

I would like to use Xming to connect a server and managed to get it to work. I am now trying to get it to connect to a different server but i am not sure which X Window system is installed. I tried it through putty and i get the following error/warning: /usr/java/jdk1.7.0_67/bin> jvisualvm... (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: ziggy25
5 Replies

3. AIX

Is XVFB(X window system virtual frame buffer ) open source

I would like to know XVFB is open source or not. (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: prathap.g
0 Replies

4. HP-UX

How to start X window?

hi, here is a HP workstation C9000 with HP-UX system in my office. couple days ago we shutdown the system. when trying to turn the it on, the system failed to start X window. my boss ask me fix it, but i am new of unix world. please be kindly to teach me how to get error message and fix... (19 Replies)
Discussion started by: ethandaddy
19 Replies

5. IP Networking

TCP initial congestion window (slow-start)

I have noticed that the initial congestion window in my traces is 8920bytes~=6*1448. rfc3390 states the initial cwand should be max 4000 bytes(around 3*1448). At first i thought it might be because i'm running my server on mac os x, so apple might have modified the tcp stack. Therefore I tried... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: ddayan
2 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

X Window system - concept

Hi, I am lost in between of some concepts, googling too much made me like this! honestly... please correct my statements below and if they are correct just mention "correct" or also add extra info please: 1. "X Window System" provides basic access to GUI on unix/linux systems This... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: messi777
3 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

What would take the Place of X Window System if X was not installed?

If X was not installed, what would print data onto the display? Does it include applications form Gpl/Gnu or is it a daemon only? Thanks in advance!:wall: (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: theKbStockpiler
2 Replies

8. AIX

Q: how to start a service when system start

As topic, assume we have a service called "blahservice" and we can start it by: startsrc -s blahservice what is the best practice to run such command when system start? - directly use mkitab to add it into /etc/inittab or - drop startup scripts in /etc/rc.d/rcX.d I know they... (4 Replies)
Discussion started by: acerlinux
4 Replies

9. Windows & DOS: Issues & Discussions

window 2000 professional not pinging my window 98 system.

Hello, We someone help me resolve this problem. I have window 2000 professional, windows 98 and Unixware 7.0.1 on the network. I was able to establish connection with all. However, l was unable to ping window 98 from window 2000 professional. I was able to ping the window 2000 from the window... (10 Replies)
Discussion started by: kayode
10 Replies

10. UNIX Desktop Questions & Answers

An X Window System from scratch

I'm currently using Gnome as my desktop environment (DE) but it's going kind of slow. My friend gave me the advice to skip the DE and only use a Window Manager. I took his suggestion one step further and decided to try building an X window system from scrath instead. But what are the... (3 Replies)
Discussion started by: J.P
3 Replies
Login or Register to Ask a Question

Featured Tech Videos