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I've installed solaris 2.7 (using the web start install method), patched with Sun's recommended patch set.  Everyting seems to be working fine, with the exception that non-root users logged into the console can't use certain CDE applications, for instance sdtperfmeter and "this host".  The .dt/errorlog complains that the dtspcd process has halted, but dtspcd isn't installed.  I've probably missed a package install somewhere but can't figure out which one I missed, or how to install it without reconfiguring the whole server again.  The documentation I've found says this daemon should be installed automatically with the desktop.

So, my questions, in decreasing order of importance:
1.  How can I fix the problem of non-root users not being able to start those CDE apps

2.  What install option would have caused me to miss this package?

3.  What package is dtspcd in, and how can I install it?


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I think the easy way to fix the server is to run an upgrade install on top of the existing one, it will fix up all the missing files and keep you system configuration files unchange. (You can use the Solaris 7 software CD to run the upgrade install, then apply the latest Solaris recommended patches)

It is very important to FULL SYSTEM BACKUP before you run the upgrade install. In case somting happen you still have the original on. (It is unlikely fail, but you need to play safe !)

You should also backup  /etc/mail/sendmail.cf file before applying the recommened patchs (it is likely you need to put it back after apply the patch!)

eg:
   befor applying patch, do:
   cd /etc/mail
   cp -p sendmail.cf sendmail.cf.org
   after patching:
   cp sendmail.cf.org sendmail.cf

PS: if the existing application can work with Solris 8, you can upgrade your system to Solaris 8 at this time.

   Here's some infor about dtspcd from SunSolve:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/private-cgi/search.pl

http://sunsolve.sun.com/private-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=infodoc%2F14644&zone_32=dtspcd


   Good luck!



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Any luck ?
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