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Old 10-08-2009
Unable to use the CDE Facility


I have a SunBlade 1000 workstation and I cannot login via CDE. All I get is a console login prompt. I then have to login via root and I just get the command line interface.

I have being doing some research on the UNIX forum and the problem may lie with the content in etc/hosts file. Originally the hostname was set to "unknown" so I changed it to "tim1". Anyway, here is the content of my /etc/hosts file:

#Internet host table
#           croydon1  tim1      #Added by DHCP

Does this look right? "croydon1" is the domain name. Sorry if this is a bit vague but everything was working perfectly up to today.

---------- Post updated 10-08-09 at 06:22 AM ---------- Previous update was 10-07-09 at 09:37 AM ----------

Anybody out there!

Last edited by Yogesh Sawant; 10-08-2009 at 06:51 AM.. Reason: added code tags
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Old 10-08-2009
Is this is an IP address ?! Smilie


# 3  
Old 10-09-2009
Unable to login to theCDE

Hi Thanks for yourreply

When I do cat /etc/hosts, here is the output:

#Internet host table
# croydon1 tim1 #Added by DHCP

My machine's ip address has changed from (the one
you were asking about) to Should this have happened?
I didn't change anything in /etc/hosts. I'm confused.

---------- Post updated 10-09-09 at 04:16 AM ---------- Previous update was 10-08-09 at 11:33 AM ----------

I have issued the following command:
/usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e

I then rebooted my machine but still got the console login and not the CDE one. I'm really scratching my head on this one.
# 4  
Old 10-11-2009
The should always be set to localhost if you wish to add other aliases to it that is up to you but it is not advisable to remove localhost from it.

Thegeek had a point in that the original IP address quoted had too many octets in it!

CDE will not start unless:
1. You have a graphics card installed (or built into the motherboard).
2. You have a mouse plugged in.

If those have not been fulfilled.

Then check the contents of /var/dt/Xerrors for any clues.

If there is nothing in there what is the default run level set to in /etc/inittab?

Last edited by TonyFullerMalv; 10-12-2009 at 10:15 PM.. Reason: Correcting poor typing
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Old 10-11-2009
have you considered a clean new install of solaris? a new version (update 8 of solaris 10) is just out...
# 6  
Old 10-13-2009

Thankyou all for your feedback. I have managed to resolve the issue by running the "sys-unconfig" command and re-configuring my network settings so that they run via DHCP. I can now log in via CDE.

I don't know what really was the source of the problem but it has now been rectified.

Once again, thanks for your support.
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Old 12-05-2009
Downloading Solaris 10 10/09 Sparc On Sunblade 1000


Pardon my ignorance but I am having trouble opening a new post which is why I'm using this thread to seek advice on another problem I'm experiencing.

I am trying to download the segmented files sol-10-u8-ga-sparc-dvd-iso-a.zip and sol-10-u8-ga-sparc-dvd-iso-b.zip to my /export/home directory but I seem to be running out of disk space.

From the Sun Download Manager window I get the following message:
Paused due to Disk Full or IO Write Error:No space left on device.

Please looked at the following output:

bash-3.00# cd /export 
bash-3.00# ls
home                                  sol-10-u8-ga-sparc-dvd-iso-b.zip
sol-10-u8-ga-sparc-dvd-iso-a.zip      sol-10-u8-ga-sparc-dvd-iso-b.zip.sdm

When I issued the df -h command I got the following output

bash-3.00# df -h
Filesystem             size   used  avail capacity  Mounted on
/dev/dsk/c1t1d0s0      4.5G   4.4G    42M   100%    /
/devices                 0K     0K     0K     0%    /devices
ctfs                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/contract
proc                     0K     0K     0K     0%    /proc
mnttab                   0K     0K     0K     0%    /etc/mnttab
swap                   1.1G   968K   1.1G     1%    /etc/svc/volatile
objfs                    0K     0K     0K     0%    /system/object
fd                       0K     0K     0K     0%    /dev/fd
swap                   1.1G   400K   1.1G     1%    /tmp
swap                   1.1G    32K   1.1G     1%    /var/run
/dev/dsk/c1t1d0s7       62G    64M    62G     1%    /export/home

As you can see /dev/dsk/c1t1d0s7 is the file system that is mounted on /export/home and it is only using 1% of its capacity. I am puzzled as to why I'm getting the disk full message (Paused due to Disk Full or IO Write Error:No space left on device) on SDM.

I appreciate that I might be overlooking something pretty basic, so can anyone help.

Last edited by DukeNuke2; 12-05-2009 at 10:22 AM..
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