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Old 03-28-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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Graphical Interface


Hi Everyone,

I have just registered on this website i am a newbieeee to Unix,

I have started to use Solaris about 15 days ago, Every thing was fine until this morning when there was a unplanned power outage.

Apparently the solaris box does not load in graphical interface instead it goes to the command promt

One of the books i read of using startx but that seems to not work

I am currently running Solaris 10 release 06/06.

Thanks in Advance,

Songeek
 
Old 03-28-2007, 04:50 AM   #2
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Are warning or error messages being displayed when it boots ?

Run "svcs -xv" and have a look at what is tells.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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Did you ever take a test to see what OS would be best for you? Solaris is not where I would start.

If you are interested: http://distrowatch.com/search.php

There is test you can take, but I can't find the URL right now.
 
Old 03-28-2007, 11:11 AM   #4
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Well, "that shouldn't happen"... I've lost power to Solaris boxen several times and never had that issue. Since you're fairly new and this is an uncommon (and possibly difficult to solve problem), have you considered just re-installing the OS?
 
Old 03-28-2007, 07:41 PM   #5
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Are warning or error messages being displayed when it boots ?

Run "svcs -xv" and have a look at what is tells.
Hi There,

When i start the machine it first goes to grub and then loads solaris 10 06/06

Once this is done

This is the information i see on the screen

Warning elx10: link failure

Warning - The following files in / differ form the boot archive: /etc/path_to_inst
cannot find: /etc/device/mid_ib_cache: no file or directory

To continue booting at your own risk clear the service

#svcadm clear system/boot-archive

Mar 29 svc.startd[7]: svc:/system/boot-archive:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/boot-archive" failed with exit status 95

svc.startd[7]: system/boot-archive:default failed fatally: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)


So I really have no idea where to go about, reinstalling OS is a very easy solution but i think i dont learn anything out of it so i want to learn the hard way

I will be very obliged with your help
 
Old 03-29-2007, 12:47 AM   #6
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The system is telling you what to do. Just run:
Code:
svcadm clear system/boot-archive
and it will resume booting to the graphic environment.
 
Old 03-29-2007, 09:32 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jlliagre
The system is telling you what to do. Just run:
Code:
svcadm clear system/boot-archive
and it will resume booting to the graphic environment.

Yeah that was the first thing that i did before posting the question in LQ forum

$svcadm clear system/boot-archive

unfortunately the system comes back to the same prompt

But then I went to single user mode and just allowed the system to perform all the tasks that it wanted to do and now I am back using the Graphical Interface so the problem is solved

Thank you very much for all your support

your help was much appreciated
 
Old 04-20-2009, 04:45 AM   #8
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Hi

Hey Songeek...

I am too suffering with this same problem When i start the machine it first goes to grub and then loads solaris 10 and Once this is done

This is the information i see on the screen

Warning - The following files in / differ form the boot archive: /etc/path_to_inst
cannot find: /etc/device/mid_ib_cache: no file or directory

To continue booting at your own risk clear the service

#svcadm clear system/boot-archive

Mar 29 svc.startd[7]: svc:/system/boot-archive:default: Method "/lib/svc/method/boot-archive" failed with exit status 95

svc.startd[7]: system/boot-archive:default failed fatally: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)


also i have run this command $svcadm clear system/boot-archive
but unfortunately the system comes back to the same command prompt,
and yah i have gone to single user mode also, there i got message like
Do you wish to automatically update this boot archive? y or n? i have give yes.
After some modification it starts the shell...
no i am in command prompt #

Could you please assist me to solve this problem,i'l be thankfull to you
 
Old 04-23-2009, 01:30 PM   #9
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Check log files, especially Xerrors ?
 
  


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