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Steve Wertz

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Jan 22, 2003, 4:30:25 PM1/22/03
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Scologin is kicking me back to scologin when I try and log in.
It switches the video mode like it's trying to go into text mode,
then pops back into graphic mode with the scologin screen again.
506 with rs506a, nothing has changed recently; no networking
changes, no X changes - the only thing even remotely X-related was
that I installed Mirror Magic off of the Skunkware. Removed it.

I'm getting the "Server terminated unexpectedly" in my Xerrors file.
If I press F1 after my password, I get a scoterm window and shell,
but that's it (what does this tell me, anyway?)

I have no resolv.conf file. Hostname is
resolvable VIA /etc/hosts Mouse is working fine on scologin screen
as well as the text screens, and I've /dev/null'ed /etc/X[0-8]0.hosts

Reboot, system/software verify looks as it always does - still hosed.
scologin stop/disable and trying xstart just hangs that screen.

Can I just remove and reinstall everything under "Enterprise System
Graphics (v5.0.6j)", barring any better ideas?

-sw

Jean-Pierre Radley

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Jan 22, 2003, 4:50:04 PM1/22/03
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Steve Wertz typed (on Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 01:30:25PM -0800):

| Scologin is kicking me back to scologin when I try and log in.
| It switches the video mode like it's trying to go into text mode,
| then pops back into graphic mode with the scologin screen again.
| 506 with rs506a, nothing has changed recently; no networking
| changes, no X changes - the only thing even remotely X-related was
| that I installed Mirror Magic off of the Skunkware. Removed it.


Did you change your shell?


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JP

Jean-Pierre Radley

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Jan 23, 2003, 12:06:22 AM1/23/03
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Steve Wertz typed (on Wed, Jan 22, 2003 at 08:04:16PM -0500):
| On Wed, 22 Jan 2003 21:50:04 GMT, Jean-Pierre Radley <j...@jpr.com>
| I changed root's shell to ksh a couple weeks ago; it never took for
| scoterms though (that was my next question). I've sinced logged into
| tty02 with ksh as roots login shell.
|
| I also set up a couple other users with ksh and one with bourne, and
| none of the accounts can scologin.

See if the scripts for the various shells in /usr/lib/X11/scologin are all
intact.


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JP

Steve Wertz

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Jan 23, 2003, 8:10:17 AM1/23/03
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Jean-Pierre Radley <j...@jpr.com> wrote in message news:<2003012305...@jpradley.jpr.com>...


They're all dated the time of the install of the OS.

M. Whitaker emailed me that one of the Skunkware packages may modify
/usr/lib/X11/sys.startxrc. I looked in there and something(?) seems
to have added:

[ -x $XSCCMD ] && $XSCCMD -exit
[ -x $XSCRNS ] && $XSCRNS -no-splash &

Deleting those lines and changing the owner/group back to bin.bin
seems to solved the problem.

I don't know what went wrong with the Skunkware install. I told it
to install GCC and left for the day and the next morning it appeared
to have been installing most everything on Skunkware. So I dont' know
what package exactly caused the problem, but I'm conviced it's something
on Skunkware.

Thanks everyone.

-sw

Marlin Whitaker

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Jan 23, 2003, 10:05:30 AM1/23/03
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On Thu, 23 Jan 2003 05:10:17 +0000, Steve Wertz wrote:
>
> M. Whitaker emailed me that one of the Skunkware packages may modify
> /usr/lib/X11/sys.startxrc. I looked in there and something(?) seems
> to have added:
>
> [ -x $XSCCMD ] && $XSCCMD -exit
> [ -x $XSCRNS ] && $XSCRNS -no-splash &
>
> Deleting those lines and changing the owner/group back to bin.bin
> seems to solved the problem.
>

Steve, thanks for posting this to the group. I'm sorry I had to use
a private email, but I was unable to post yesterday for some reason.

Here goes another try ...

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Marlin

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