Visit Our UNIX and Linux User Community

Xterm display immediatly dies in hpux 11.23

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Operating Systems HP-UX Xterm display immediatly dies in hpux 11.23
# 1  
Old 01-24-2018
Xterm display immediatly dies in hpux 11.23

After install of the Sept. 2010 patch set on my hpux 11.23 system, my xterm when launched, dies immediately on the client with the xserver, with a core.xterm file in root of the hpux server. This had been working before the patch install.

I tried to find xterm patches from ITRC (yes the old name), but none of those seemed to remedy the problem. I have a second 11.23 system exhibiting the same issue with the same patch bundle applied.

The xstart program that launches the xterm, is functional and operates without issue on other HPUX server versions (11.11, 11.0, 11.31, 10.2).

Yes my display is set. The x window does appear on my client, just briefly, too rapidly to see any thing in the window. The client diagnostics do not show any trouble with the startup execution.
# 2  
Old 01-24-2018

First off, I've got basically zero experience with HP-UX. But if this were Solaris or Linux, the approach I'd take would be to start xterm via a system call tracer like truss or strace. The idea would be to capture the system calls being executed by xterm and see what fails (and with any luck, why). That would then hopefully give you some pointers as to where to look for the actual underlying problem.

Some Googling seems to suggest that HP-UX's native system call tracer is called tusc. So maybe start with looking at the man page for that, and go from there. Maybe someone who has actual real-world experience with HP-UX can chime in here too and confirm if this is indeed the best approach on HP-UX, and if so advise you exactly how to use tusc (or some other HP-UX equivalent to strace or truss) to investigate your problem.

Hope this helps.

Previous Thread | Next Thread

10 More Discussions You Might Find Interesting

1. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Xterm dies after being idle

I am running eod8 to connect to a linux machine running carnesr==>uname -a Linux hostname 2.6.32-220.2.1.el6.x86_64 #1 SMP Tue Dec 13 16:21:34 EST 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I have a script that opens up several xterms as follows: /usr/bin/xterm -geometry 150x60+0-0 -name... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: rcarnesiii
1 Replies

2. HP-UX

pwage-hpux-T for Trusted HPUX servers

I'm sharing this in case anybody needs it. Modified from the original solaris pwage script. This modified hpux script will check /etc/password file on hpux trusted systems search /tcb and grep the required u_succhg field. Calculate days to expiry and notify users via email. original solaris... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: sparcguy
2 Replies

3. UNIX for Advanced & Expert Users

Connection closing immediatly after successful login

When ssh'ing into certain Unix boxes I'm seeing two errors that appear immediately after entering the password I've never seen. After the error message is displayed the connection closes immediately. The first is “/bin/ksh: Not owner” after which the connection is closed. And, “Read from remote... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: twk
2 Replies

4. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

xterm display options

Hello everyboby, can someone write me all options for Xterm option -name. For example, I know that @d give me server ip... but, how to write something like ${USER}@${HOST}: ${PWD}$ on title bar ? I use a connection line like this @(XTerm, method=stdappdb) -fn 6x13 -bg AliceBlue -fg blue... (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: gogol_bordello
2 Replies

5. Shell Programming and Scripting

Need Script to Use CPUs on a HPUX server to simulate Workload Manager on HPUX.

I am running HPUX and using WLM (workload manager). I want to write a script to fork CPUs to basically take CPUs from other servers to show that the communication is working and CPU licensing is working. Basically, I want to build a script that will use up CPU on a server. Any ideas? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: cpolikowsky
2 Replies

6. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

Display output of one xterm on another

Setup: Two users, each likely on Windows PCs, using either putty or SecureCRT to connect to a remote Solaris server. The connection could be either telnet or ssh. Wanted: How can the output of one users xterm be directed to the other user so that you can easily allow someone to see what... (8 Replies)
Discussion started by: Vi-Curious
8 Replies

7. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

xterm -display

I am using this command but when I launch it, the font that comes up on the remote machine is very small. Is there a way to enlarge the font using some switch? xterm -display remotemachine:0.0 & (5 Replies)
Discussion started by: zapper222
5 Replies

8. SCO

xdmcp dies in sco600

We have just installed a sco 600 server. Xdmcp comes up in the chooser but if you don't log in within a few minutes it disappears and you have to log in and then out on the console before you can see it in the chooser. Xdmcp is suppossed to be setup for continuous logins automatically. We... (0 Replies)
Discussion started by: khafner
0 Replies

9. Solaris

daemon dies, need to know why

Say I have a daemon that dies for an unknown reason. Is there a way to track its process ID to try to determine when it dies and what causes it to go away? (2 Replies)
Discussion started by: Silver11
2 Replies

10. UNIX for Dummies Questions & Answers

xterm and display

I go to a different terminal ctrl-alt f2 i want to be able to open up another xterm there. How do i do it? Specificly, I want to be able to log into another computer in term f2. I then want to open a gui term and then execute programs on one computer but have them display on mine? I... (1 Reply)
Discussion started by: macdonto
1 Replies

Featured Tech Videos