IRIX 6.2 says files that exist on the computer don't exist.
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IRIX 6.2 says files that exist on the computer don't exist.
Hi,

I have this strange error sometimes with my Indy on IRIX 6.2 .


It says that files do not exist (when I go into a folder and right click to delete), but they are clearly there.

When I go into the console, it says they exist, and I can delete files from the console with no issues.

With folders, I can open them and use applications inside them as well as open other folders within these folders.


When I right click on the file, however, it says that <FILE> does not exist.


What can I do to fix this so that I do not have to keep using the shell?

Thanks!
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06-10-2019, 03:44 AM
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RE: IRIX 6.2 says files that exist on the computer don't exist.
Check /var/adm/SYSLOG for messages concerning 'fam'
It could be that your fam daemon, which monitor file changes on your desktop, is unresponsive
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06-10-2019, 10:07 AM
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(06-10-2019, 10:07 AM)dexter1 Wrote:  Check /var/adm/SYSLOG for messages concerning 'fam'
It could be that your fam daemon, which monitor file changes on your desktop, is unresponsive
SYSLOG says 

3D:IRIX bootp[9764] gethostbyname(IRIX) failed: unknown host

4D:IRIX inetd[151]: /usr/etc/bootp: exit status 0x100

(It says the above many many times).
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06-11-2019, 03:03 AM
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seems bootp is not happy, but I don't think that's whats upsetting fam (if thats the issue)

is this problem a one time thing? After you reboot - does this problem still happen?
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06-11-2019, 03:18 AM
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The gethostbyname(IRIX) failure indicates a problem with name resolution, and that might be a problem for the GUI utilities.  (E.g., you'll find a .desktop-${hostname} directory under your home directory.  If name resolution fails, it won't be able to determine which .desktop-* directory to use.)

Check your system's name with 'cat /etc/sys_id' (which is probably the default "IRIX") and make sure there's a line specifying an IP address for that name in /etc/hosts.

Whatever it is, it looks to me like mis-configured host name resolution may play a part in this.

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06-11-2019, 11:26 PM
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(06-11-2019, 03:18 AM)gijoe77 Wrote:  seems bootp is not happy, but I don't think that's whats upsetting fam (if thats the issue)

is this problem a one time thing?  After you reboot  - does this problem still happen?

Yes

(06-11-2019, 11:26 PM)jpstewart Wrote:  The gethostbyname(IRIX) failure indicates a problem with name resolution, and that might be a problem for the GUI utilities.  (E.g., you'll find a .desktop-${hostname} directory under your home directory.  If name resolution fails, it won't be able to determine which .desktop-* directory to use.)

Check your system's name with 'cat /etc/sys_id' (which is probably the default "IRIX") and make sure there's a line specifying an IP address for that name in /etc/hosts.

Whatever it is, it looks to me like mis-configured host name resolution may play a part in this.
There are no issues with what you described. Are there any other places I could check?

All of the files appear to be correct. All of the names are the same as the normal pc.
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