Trouble Shooting: Strange Error Messages
@ No manual entry for cm_lookup
If man doesn't seem to find OpenWindows commands, even though you are
running OpenWindows, try setting the MANPATH environment variable:
MANPATH=$OPENWINHOME/share/man:/usr/man; export MANPATH
setenv MANPATH $OPENWINHOME/share/man:/usr/man
for csh users. $OPENWINHOME should be /usr/openwin on most systems.
@ window: Window creation failed to get new fd
@ window: Base frame not passed parent window in environment
@ Cannot create base frame. Process aborted.
These messages all come from SunView programs. SunView was an
earlier windowing system for Suns, and was not networked. Some of
the SunView programs are still around in /usr/bin, and have names
that are the same as their OpenWindows counterparts. You almost
certainly want to run the programs in $OPENWINHOME instead.
Set your path so that $OPENWINHOME/bin (and $OPENWIN/bin/xview for
OpenWindows 2) come before /bin (or /usr/bin, they're the same), or
you'll get the SunView versions of mailtool, cmdtool, shelltool, etc.
If you are trying to run SunView programs, use
eval `svenv -env`
(see the man page for svenv) before running Sunview programs; you
can put this in your .xinitrc file. The default Sun .xinitrc has this
You can't run SunView programs on an X terminal. You can't run
SunViw programs to display anywhere except on the console of the
host running the program. You may need to be running OpenWindows
rather than X to run Sunview programs (X can be compiled to work
with SunView, though).
SunView programs do not work beyond Solaris 2.2, so you should
@ memory fault - core dumped
If you get this from the binder, or if binder vanishes suddenly,
get the following patches:
@ Trouble compiling Xt, Xmu or OLIT programs: _get_wmShellWidgetClass
If you are using OpenWindows 3.0 (X11R4-based Xt), contact your local
Sun office and request the following patches:
100512-02 4.1.x OpenWindows 3.0 libXt Jumbo patch
100573-03 4.1.x OpenWindows 3.0 undefined symbols when using shared libXmu
If you can't install the patch, a workaround is to add
-u get_wmShellWidgetClass -u get_applicationShellWidgetClass
on the link (ld or cc ... -o ...) line. An alternative is to add
to CFLAGS in your Makefile, or even in Imake.tmpl.
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