[rescue] sgi 4Dwm error message

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Thu Apr 8 01:03:06 CDT 2004


My Challenge L has no graphics hardware, so I use X to get to it.  This has
been uneventful since the Challenge arrived here.

Today, however, I get something new.  If I X in to the machine from Xfree86
on my laptop, I get the following error:

	4Dwm: Unable to use bitmap/image file /usr/lib/images/default.icon

and my icons are all just beige squares with the titles on them.

If I X in from my HP Xterminal, however, I get no error message, and the
icons are OK.

The same things happen if I use 4Dwm off another SGI I have here.  Both are
running IRIX 6.5.20

Nothing has changed on the SGIs since this worked yesterday.

The laptop suffered a backlight failure today, and is now using an external
monitor.  AFAIK, it's using the same color depth, screen resolution as it
did on the internal LCD, but I can't be sure.  I don't see how this could
break the icons, but it's the only change.

How can I fix this?

Googling the error message didn't turn up much; i'm hoping to fare better
with you guys.


Sheldon T. Hall
shel at cmhc.com
206-780-7971 (CMHC)
206-842-2858 (Home)

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