SUMMARY xnews error

From: Fausto Almeida (
Date: Tue Apr 26 1994 - 19:23:41 CDT

This was my original query:

> I have installed Sunos 4.1.3 in a Sparcstation1. The k-arch is sun4c.
> As I had little space I just installed the required software and Openwindows.
> Everything went fine until I tried to run openwindows. It refused to run and I
> got the following message:
> venus# openwin
> not found
> giving up
> /usr/openwin/bin/xinit: No such file or directory (errno 2): unable to
> connect to X server
> As I found out I have no file, but I have a,
> and my other IPX suns where I made a complete instalation of 4.1.3 have exactly the
> same files.

Several people told me to check LD_LIBRARY_PATH:

> Try doing this prior to starting OW (assuming that you installed it in the
> standard Directory and use the C Shell)
> venus# setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH /usr/openwin
> And ld should scan for all* and choose the most recent
> Revision.

And most pointed me that I must intall old sunview in order to run openwindows,
or run openwindows with the -nosunview option:

  openwin -nosunview

That's what I did. I also added an alias to /.cshrc, in order to force the
-nosunview option.

Thanks to all that replied, here follows the list in no particular order:


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