CDE, FVWM and strange errors.

CDE, FVWM and strange errors.

Post by CBarcla » Wed, 22 Nov 2000 04:00:00

Greetings folks and well met.

I am currently working with Sol. 8 and have FVWM 2.2.2 loaded via the
software companion.  I have toiled many hours to get to this point and
now have no idea where to go from here.


Ultra 5 400 IIi
128mb ram
20g hd
Solaris 8

I can run FVWM from the login screen as root with no problem.  But when
I log in as a user, the xserver crashes with the following:

--- DTSOURCEPROFILE is 'true' (see /home/myhome/.dtprofile)
--- execing /etc/dt/config/Xsession.fvwm2 with a /usr/bin/bash login
shell ...
--- starting desktop on /dev/pts/3
/usr/dt/bin/ttsession[7887]: starting
/usr/dt/bin/Xsession[748]: 7876 Hangup
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

I think it has something to do with the Xsession.fvwm2 script is written
with ksh and not bash.  But I cannot find where the bash shell is called
from and how to change it.

Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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