SUMMARY: Dataless client and CDE

From: Stefan Frick (
Date: Fri Apr 12 1996 - 00:18:12 CDT

Original problem:

CDE refuses to start on a dataless client (2.5) mounting /usr, /opt etc. from
a server, also running 2.5 . No error messages whatsoever, no logging.

CDE was installed on the client using '/usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -inetd' and enabled
with '/usr/dt/bin/dtconfig -e'.


/usr/dt/bin/dtlogin had permission:

 -rwxr--r-- 1 root bin

Changing this to:

 -rwxr-xr-x 1 root bin

+ doing the same on /usr/dt/config/Xsetup and /usr/dt/config/Xstartup
did the trick!

Dirk Boenning ( was the first to come up with the solution
with Rob Allan ( in second place, thank you guys!

An alternative is to export /usr with root privileges for the client machines,
but personally I'm a bit reluctant to that idea.

Funny detail:

Approx two minutes after I applied the changes to the files, SunService called
back (we have a 'Silver' contract) and suggested I should export /usr with root-
access.... Guess what I told him? :)

Thanks to all who responded!


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