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Starting XDM Manually

If you did not use ncdinstall to configure system files to start the xdm daemon or you need to start the daemon on additional hosts, you can start it manually. To start the daemon on each manager host from a command line, type:

# /usr/bin/X11/xdm

To determine whether the xdm daemon is running, type:

# netstat -a | grep xdm

To start the daemon automatically when the host reboots, complete the following steps:

  1. Make sure there is an entry in a startup file (for example, /etc/rc or /etc/rc.local) on each manager host to automatically start the xdm daemon. For example:

    # Start the xdm daemon
    if [ -f /usr/bin/X11/xdm ]; then
      /usr/bin/X11/xdm; (echo -n ' xdm') >/dev/console

  2. On SunOS hosts that have only OpenWindows software (no MIT X Window System software), set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in the /etc/rc.local file to point to openwinhome/lib:/usr/lib.

  3. Make sure there is an entry for xdm in the /etc/services file on each manager host. For example:

    xdm 177/udp xdmcp # X11 Display Manager

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