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AIX Version 4.3 Problem Solving Guide and Reference
Respond to Screen Messages
Respond to and recover from screen messages
by doing the following:
- If the terminal displays any error messages,
look up the messages in the AIX Version 4.3 Messages Guide and Reference.
- Make sure the DISPLAY environment
variable is set correctly. Use either of the following methods to check
the DISPLAY environment:
- Use the
command to display the environment variables.
The setsenv command displays the protected state environment
when you logged in.
Determine if the DISPLAY variable
has been set. In the following example, the DISPLAY variable does
not appear, which indicates that the DISPLAY variable is not set
to a specific value.
- Change the value of the DISPLAY
variable. For example, to set it to the machine named bastet
terminal 0, enter:
If not specifically set, the DISPLAY environment variable defaults
(the console). The value of the variable is in the format
name:number where name is the host name of a particular
machine, and number is the X server number on the named system.
- Reset the terminal to its defaults using
the following stty
The stty sane command restores the "sanity" of the
terminal drivers. The command outputs an appropriate terminal resetting
code from the /etc/termcap file (or /usr/share/lib/terminfo
- If the Return key does not work correctly,
reset it by entering:
^J stty sane ^J
The ^J represents the Ctrl-J key sequence.
- If your screen does not return to normal
operation after you complete the preceding procedures, follow the diagnostic
procedures in "Hardware Diagnostics"
back to Terminal Problems.
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