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Old 12-15-2000
Question

I'm having trouble using the X command to attach as a GUI console to my Solaris 8 Machines. This occurres on both the Solaris8 for intel and for sparc. When I run the command

# /usr/openwin/bin/X -query Host-ip
or
# /usr/openwin/bin/X -indirect Host-ip

I get the following message:

Fatal server error:
Server already running !!!

There is no problem attaching to these machines from a Linux box using the same command.

Can someone point me in the correct direction? or maybe a good source of info on X?

thanX
# 2  
Old 12-15-2000
Similar errors are caused by the fact that many implementations of X client/server do not automatically increment to the next available server port. For example, 6000, 6001, 6002, etc. This can cause errors, but I'm not
sure this is your issue.

One way to find out is to use the <B>netstat -c</B> command to watch the connections and ports to the X server(s) and to see what is going on. Also, you can increase the logging level of the X servers to see if you can find out the cause of the error.

If it is a port problem, you can work around this by specifying higher number ports (higher than 6000). Without further information, logfile info, or netstat output, this is the best I have to offer.
 

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