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CDE on Solaris refuses to start

Posted on 1997-11-01
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A couple of months ago CDE has refused to come up after logging into my Solaris 2.5 box.
It just comes up with the welcome screen, and the hourglass, and stops.  I have removed and reinstalled all
CDE and openwindows packages, but it still is freezing.  The only mode that works at all is failsafe login, then
I can start olwm, but not dtwm.  It just gives an icon and feezes.  Anyone out there no what could be casuing this?
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Question by:bmccrary
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EricKaplan earned 100 total points
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Try and check the ".xsession-errors" file, who owns the files
and if you have a write permission.
I had this kind of problem before and don't know how, but that
file was owned by "root" and I had no write permission. When removing the file all went back to normal.

-Eric.
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by:braveheart
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Make sure that your path still contains /usr/dt/bin.
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by:carydb
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It is common for this to happen when there is a duplicate action definition in your $HOME/.dt/types directory. I would review all actions that you currently have in this directory and be sure that all duplicates are removed. You will probably have to enter through a "Failsafe" session to get this done.  Good Luck.
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