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Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

Last post: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:11 PM by Martyn Drake, 6 reply

Monday, March 8, 2004 6:36 PM - Martyn Drake

Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

I'm utterly unable to establish any kind of connection with the new beta of XManager 2.0. When viewing the output of the xterm command, it states that it has connected to the remote computer, yet there is no window displayed at all.

I have no difficulties with establishing connections with 1.3.9 and consequently I'm at a loss as to explain what's different with the configuration I'm using with Xmanager 2.0.

Any suggestions greatly appreciated.
Monday, March 8, 2004 11:39 PM - Support

Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

The new Xstart program processes the shell prompt differently and it may cause such a problem. You can configure prompt parsing as following:

1. Run Xstart.
2. Click Advanced.
3. Click the Prompt tab.

If your shell prompt is not included in the Prompt Tokens list, add it.

If the problem persists, please send us the messages on the "Reply Messages" dialog box.

Technical Support
Thursday, March 11, 2004 6:50 PM - Martyn Drake

Re: Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

A typical shell prompt is thus:

martyn-d@foreman:/usr/people/martyn-d >

so surely this rule in the Advanced -> Prompt for the profile match one of these:



Thursday, March 11, 2004 10:37 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

Ok, there seems to be another reason of the problem. Could you provide us with more information? Specifically:

- Connection protocol (Telnet or SSH)
- Execution Command
- All the messages displayed in the "Reply Messages" window. (You need to enable the "Show reply messages" check box to see the results)

We would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Technical Support
Friday, March 12, 2004 7:52 PM - Martyn Drake

Re: Re: Re: Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

Connection protocol:

Execution command:
/usr/bin/X11/xterm -ls -display $DISPLAY

Reply messages window:
Resolving host name "foreman.mpc.local"...
Connecting to "foreman.mpc.local"...

The set-up with version 2.0 matches (as far as I can tell) with that of 1.3.9 - same execution command, same host names, connection protocol, etc.
Monday, March 15, 2004 9:57 PM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

Thanks for your information.

There was a problem in the RLOGIN protocol and it was fixed. Please try Xmanager 2.0 beta 3 at:


Technical Support
Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:11 PM - Martyn Drake

Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Xmanager 2.0b2 problem

Yes, that works wonderfully - thanks very much for fixing this so quickly.