Irix 6.5.22 desktop

vintech

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Hi, I installed Irix 6.5.22 on a Indigo2 Extreme, after I log in with ( root,admin) it loads the console. The console reads and displays the results of my query, but I was expecting some sort of desktop. There is just a window with a line displaying (Iris 1#) with the curser waiting for commands. Thanks.
 

Jacques

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Hi, sounds like you don’t have a full desktop environment installed, or it is not starting.
If you do ‘chkconfig desktop on’ and restart does it bring up a toolchest and desktop environment? Also make sure you ‘chkconfig visuallogin on’
 

vintech

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Hi, sounds like you don’t have a full desktop environment installed, or it is not starting.
If you do ‘chkconfig desktop on’ and restart does it bring up a toolchest and desktop environment? Also make sure you ‘chkconfig visuallogin on’
Hi, desktop is listed on, but there is no (visuallogin) listed. I was checking the software forums and saw a post by someone who was having the exact same issue as I, the tech suggested harddrive size maybe the problem so I checked mine( quantum atlas2 4.5gb 3.5) this is the system drive, my other drive is seagate 1gb.
 
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vintech

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Hi, desktop is listed on, but there is no (visuallogin) listed. I was checking the software forums and saw a post by someone who was having the exact same issue as I, the tech suggested harddrive size maybe the problem so I checked mine( quntum atlas2 4.5gb 3.5) this is the system drive, my other drive is segate 1gb.
 

vintech

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Just an update, first I'd like to thank jacques for his help and a ( thank you) to weblacky and kikems on their answer to xilly's problem with missing icons. I've got my indigo2 extreme and my indigo2 impact 10,000 loaded with irix 6.5.22. I do have more questions though, on booting, both machines, they pause trying to connect to the internet, for about a minute. If I don't want this to happen I need to disable (webface_apache) can you help with this. Also one machine won't turn off when I press the power button, this system just restarts. Thanks
 

Elf

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Pausing when starting up, especially if apache is at fault, sounds like the hostname might not have an entry in /etc/hosts or does not have working DNS servers configured in /etc/resolv.conf ? I would test DNS resolution and see if it similarly hangs.
 

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