NetBSD 1.4.1 setup on hp300 not quite right

NetBSD 1.4.1 setup on hp300 not quite right

Post by caesar.. » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00



Just got netBSD 1.4.1 installed on my hp300 but it isn't running quite
right. I am encountering several issues:
1. I can't log in with xdm running except as root. The .xsession-
errors file reports: Could not set authorization. Can anyone tell how I
should set the authorization?
2. My back space key isn't working anymore. I need to use
shift+backspace or ctrl+backspace when in xdm. Is there some
key mapping file I need to set? Works fine in vi or pre-login mode.
3. Why is it I can't rlogin or telnet directly to root? I have to
login as user and su to root. Same problem with ftp. Any way I can
over ride this default?
4. When I telnet from a machine running HPUX 9.1, the display gets
messed up. New lines don't begin at the left side of the window
anymore. Problem remains when I exit from telnet. This means that the
terminal setting on my local machine has been messed up. Does anyone
have any idea what's happening?
Thanks in advance for your help. I greatly appreciate any advise.
Julius

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NetBSD 1.4.1 setup on hp300 not quite right

Post by Jarkko Hermanni Tepp » Tue, 21 Mar 2000 04:00:00



> Just got netBSD 1.4.1 installed on my hp300 but it isn't running quite
> right. I am encountering several issues:
> 1. I can't log in with xdm running except as root. The .xsession-
> errors file reports: Could not set authorization. Can anyone tell how > I should set the authorization?
> 2. My back space key isn't working anymore. I need to use
> shift+backspace or ctrl+backspace when in xdm. Is there some
> key mapping file I need to set? Works fine in vi or pre-login mode.

I really don't know about these, since I don't use xdm at all.

Quote:> 3. Why is it I can't rlogin or telnet directly to root? I have to
> login as user and su to root. Same problem with ftp. Any way I can
> over ride this default?

Check ttys(5) in /etc/ttys. You'll find that the console is marked
"secure" which allows for direct root access. The others are not.
There's a quick fix for this at:
http://www.netbsd.org/Documentation/misc/#problems-with-root

Quote:> 4. When I telnet from a machine running HPUX 9.1, the display gets
> messed up. New lines don't begin at the left side of the window
> anymore. Problem remains when I exit from telnet. This means that the
> terminal setting on my local machine has been messed up. Does anyone
> have any idea what's happening?

Are you using hpterm or xterm ? I do remember that the terminal
windows in HP-UX 9.x were seriously messed up when telnetting
*anywhere*. If you want a dirty fix you could just run the xterm from
the machine you're telnetting to. Or fix the TERM variable and/or
termcap. I never really got around to fixing this, I just installed
NetBSD.

Quote:> Thanks in advance for your help. I greatly appreciate any advise.
> Julius

No prob. Be sure to check out the port-hp300 mailing list, the port
specific FAQ and NetBSD documentation.. have fun, and remember that
hp300 was *the* platform on which 4.4BSD was developed.

--
Jarkko Teppo


 
 
 

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