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I recently installed Solaris 9, but when I try to login to CDE (as root, since I haven't setup other users)
it gives me "The DT messaging system could not be started"
it ask me to check
/etc/src.sh
/etc/hosts
/usr/adm/inetd.sec

and check for error log in
/var/adm/messages
$HOME/.dt/errorlog

src.sh, inetd.sec  do not exist at all...
hosts has the hostname in it...

when I check /var/adm/messages
it shows something like
sendmail[226]: My unqualified host name (New-Server) unknown; sleeping for retry
sendmail[226]: unable to qualify my own domain name (New-Server) -- using short name
snmpXdmid: Unable to connect to snmpdx

when I check the errorlog
it shows
dtsession: Unable to start message server - exiting.

I don't know my FQDN or dnsdomain... I'm connecting a cable Internet on a router, and I specify ip and DNS address on my Solaris... but I really don't know how to find a valid FQDN or the DNS domain name...

I tried to ping a local address and a outside address and both are unreachable...

is that a problem with my network card?

Thanks for any help.

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Question by:RedComet
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by:RedComet
ID: 9664653
and I ust tried ifconfig -a
I only got lo0 with 127.0.0.1
base on my Linux knowledge... seems like my network card is not even detected by Solaris...
can anyone suggest how to fix this?

Thanks
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by:shivsa
ID: 9664711
if the DT messaging could not be started, it might be because of DT could not read/write some of the files.

check that all the critical file system are rw mounted.
if they are not rw mounted, then try to remount them with rw.

take the os to single user mode and try to run fsck on all the filesystems.
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by:RedComet
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the /etc/src.sh and /usr/adm/inet.sec files do not exist on my system...
how should they look like on a normal system?
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by:shivsa
ID: 9664729
1. First, there's no /etc/src.sh /user/adm/inetd.sec, those are for HP-UX only, not Solaris.

2. u might have disabled rpc/ttdbserverd in "/etc/inetd.conf" check it out. And check if u have /etc/rc2.d/S71rpc

3. check root quota ( quota -v root), if it is low, increase it and try again.
also check out the output of  repquota -a.

if all these above does not work, i would suggest u to run
sys-unconfig and configure the full system from the scratch. if u are using cable modem, rememver to configure DHCP during sys-unconfig steps.
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shivsa earned 2000 total points
ID: 9664735
I just looked for sunsolve and i found this alert on sun solve for your problem.
please read this carefully u might need to install some patches.

http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/retrieve.pl?doc=fsalert/55640
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by:RedComet
ID: 9664985
Well, I read it through.  Although not exactly that patch solves my problem, but I took your hint and start looking on sunsolve for dtsession and dtlogin and for a patch 114210-06, which solved my login problem.

Although, I still don't have network.  I will start another post for that.
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