Solaris 8 login GUI doesn't come up.


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# 8  
Thanks porter.
Follow your advice I've checked these things:

cat /usr/dt/config/Xservers
:0 Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 -nobanner

# ps -ef | grep dt
root 282 1 0 23:21:47 ? 0:00 /usr/dt/bin/dtlogin -daemon
root 3313 722 0 23:28:44 pts/1 0:00 grep dt

Did I miss anything?
# 9  
Is Xsun running? Use "ps -ef | grep Xsun" to find out.

Try running "/usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0" as root from the command line. What does it print out, or write in any log file?
# 10  
IIRC the log file would be /var/dt/Xerrors
# 11  
It seems that I didn't install Graphics Adapter properly.

Code:
# ps -ef | grep Xsun
# /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb

And here is the content of Xerrors:

Code:
# cat /var/dt/Xerrors 
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb


Tue Sep 25 17:32:04 2007
error (pid 280): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 1
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb


Tue Sep 25 17:32:04 2007
error (pid 280): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 1
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb


Tue Sep 25 17:32:04 2007
error (pid 280): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 1
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
/dev/fb: No such file or directory
Graphics Adapter device /dev/fb is of unknown type

Fatal server error:
InitOutput: Error loading module for /dev/fb


Tue Sep 25 17:32:04 2007
error (pid 280): Server for display :0 terminated unexpectedly 1

Tue Sep 25 17:32:04 2007
error (pid 280): Server for display :0 can't be started.

What should I do next?
Thanks for your patience. Smilie
VN
# 12  
Is this what you have as a graphics adapter "Sun PGX64 8/24-bit "?

Did you install Solaris 8 using a terminal or using the graphic console?

Have you installed 8_Recommended.zip ?
# 13  
I installed it using a terminal console. And I have no idea about my Graphic Adapter. How can I check that? I also can't remmember if I installed 8_Recommended.zip.
# 14  
If I was you and I had nothing on the machine I needed to keep I would reinstall the operating system using the graphic console with keyboard and mouse plugged in, let the installer do the configuration.

Alternatively you could do an upgrade installation, again do it with keyboard, screen and mouse, and boot from the 1st Solaris 8 CD.

In both cases, don't have anything connected to serial-A.

Can you execute the following:

Code:
eeprom

and look for "output-device" and "input-device"?

they should say something like "screen" and "keyboard", not "ttya" and "ttya".
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