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solaris will not allow users other than root to connect with xterm

I set up a new Solaris 10 box on a t2000 sparc. I am having a heck of a time getting users other than root access to it remotely. It just will not recognize the users even though thy are in there. Root xterms fine.
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woolmilkporcCommented:
Hi,
please check the $HOME/.Xauthority file for presence and permissions. If the file exists, the user must have read permission to it to be allowed to use the X system
wmp
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
Xterm is a terminal X client and is not a native system service. That implies that the users must start a session of some type in which to run the xterm. How are your users accessing the system? IS it the same way as root? Are they able to log on but unable to run xterm, or can they not login at all?
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AmolCommented:
how are they logging in. telnet or ssh?
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
telnet and the funny thing is root, and myself can log in but no one else. I've looked everywhere.
Ed
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
blu Yes the users all have putty or reflections I'm not picky how they connect but I cannot get any other users other than my user ID or Roots user ID to authenticate.
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
woolmilkporc: can you be a little mor descript in you question?
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woolmilkporcCommented:
My comment was related to the X window system.

Since you're talking about telnet (and not xdmcp or the like), it's no longer relevant.


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AmolCommented:
are they on the same n/w as yours? can u chk /var/adm/messages, if you are getting any error while they logging in....
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
amlog:
I'll check in the morning my day just ended.
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Brian UtterbackPrinciple Software EngineerCommented:
Pick a user that you cannot log in as. Then after you log in as root, try using the su command to
change user to them:

su - username

Did that work?

After that, do this command:

getent passwd username

Did that find the entry?

what exactly happens when the other users try to log in? Any error? Take a look in the /var/adm/messages file. Any errors related to those users there? What is different about the other users accounts and yours?
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
Actually it was the shell. I gave him the bash shell and it was not installed so it crashed the user.
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NoBugCommented:
which one  using telnet or ssh?
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1linuxedAuthor Commented:
Telnet it wasn't the protocol at all it was the shell I assigned to the users.
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