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Old 01-16-2006
How to start CDE for non root user on Solaris 10

Hi,
How can I start CDE for non root user created.For root CDE is working fine but for non root user CDE exits back to login screen after trying for some time.Also I cant see .dt and .dtprofile files in the users home directory.How can I create them.Kindly help.

Thanks & Regards,
Kiran.
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Old 03-16-2009
Re: How to start CDE for non root user on Solaris 10

CDE will not start unless your user has a home directory so if your user is to have a local home directory make it as follows:
# mkdir /export/home/<username>
# chown <username> /export/home/<username>

Then ensure that the user's passwd entry points to /export/home/<username> for their home directory.

Then test it by doing:
# su - <username>
$ pwd
Ensure the directory response is now the user's home directory.

CDE is also particular about being able to resolve the machine's hostname so make sure /etc/hosts is a link to /etc/inet/hosts, that /etc/inet/hosts is chmodded to 644 and contains a line that gives the hostname and its IP address. Confirm that the hostname in /etc/nodename matches the hostname in /etc/inet/hosts and if you are running Solaris 10 ensure that /etc/inet/ipnodes is a link to /etc/inet/hosts (why did Sun introduce yet another "hosts" file called ipnodes?)

HTH.

Tony Fuller

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