Errors on an SGI machine, can't login for long...
Posted on 2005-04-15
I'm not a UNIX guru (just helping out) and our administrator is having a serious issue with one of our SGI computers. If you start the computer, there are various error messages that show up as soon as it is booted up and logged on as root. The messages shown are:
"The customization panels cannot communicate with the FileManager. Please restart the system."
(this shows up in 3 different windows)
"The File Alteration Monitor has stopped responding. This may cause the background and File Manager to be inaccurate.
To fix this problem, it is recommended that you save all your work, log out, and log back in."
After these messages are displayed you can work with root for about 3 minutes (if you type "id" it shows as root), however after a couple of minutes then it can't find root ("id" shows uid=0 gid=0). If you log out and then try to log on as root it will not let you log on anymore. You have to reboot the computer and then you can log on again (and the process repeats).
It's running IRIX 6.5.23m
any idea what is going on? I'll try to provide any more information you need.