SUMMARY: problem in CDE

From: Vipin Gupta (
Date: Thu Jul 02 1998 - 23:07:00 CDT


It is time for summary.
Since the problem was occuring for everyone , I ruled out the
possibility of $HOME/.dt or related files.
The actual solution came only from Mr. Mark Belanger who asked me to
check the permissions for the following files :

crw--w---- 1 dbt tty 0, 0 Jul 1 18:58
crw--w---- 1 root tty 0, 0 Mar 11 13:02
crw--w---- 1 root tty 0, 0 Feb 3 1995

And there was the problem with group ownership of the console file. It
was owned by root.

Special thanks to Mark Berlanger.

Thanks to : Michael Neel, Sai Kumar, Amol Karnik, aaron, ian, Ravi
Reddey, Michel Kriss, Russ Poffenberger, Scott Woods, L u c i a n a S o
l a n o, Reinaldo Luis Ono, K Ravi, Dr. MS Janjua, Gianluca

Vipin Gupta wrote:

> Dear Managers,
> I have a problem in CDE on a Solaris 2.5.1 system.
> While I can login as root through CDE but as normal user I am thrown
> back
> to the login window again.
> I can login as a normal user in "command line mode" but not in CDE.
> I don't see any relevant error message also.
> I have tried restarting dtlogin script and even rebooting the system.
> What could be the possible problem?
> I will summarize.
> Regards
> Vipin Gupta


Vipin Gupta, Associate Manager - Systems Administration Siemens Info. Systems Ltd., Plot no.:84, First Main Road Keonics Electronics City, Hosur Road, Bangalore-561229, INDIA PHONE: +91(80) 8521122, Ext : 4355, FAX: +91(80) 8521119 or


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