OpenWindows User's Guide

Logging In

Since more than one person can have an account on a single system, each user must log in using his or her own unique user name and password. Logging in indicates who is using the system and what files they can access.

To log in:

  1. Type your user name at the login prompt and press Return.

    The user name tells the system who you are. Your user name should have been defined during installation. For more information, refer to the installation manual for your specific platform. The Solaris operating environment recognizes the difference between uppercase and lowercase letters, so make sure you type the user name using the correct case.

    The login prompt usually consists of your machine name (assigned as the Hostname during the installation) followed by the word login:, as shown in the example in Table 1-1.

    Table 1-1 The login: prompt
    genius login: johndoe

  2. Type your password at the Password: prompt and press Return.

    You do not see the characters on the screen as you type your password, as shown in the example in Table 1-2.

    Table 1-2 The Password Prompt
    genius login: johndoe

    If you mistype the user name or password and have already pressed Return, the system asks you to start over with your user name. See the example in Table 1-3.

    Table 1-3 Log in again with your user name
    genius login: johndoe
    Login incorrect.

    After you type your password, OpenWindows launches automatically ( if a full installation was performed.)

    Note -

    If OpenWindows does not launch automatically (for example, you may have OpenWindows configured differently), you can start OpenWindows manually. If you are unsure, contact your system administrator.

  3. To start OpenWindows manually after you login, type openwin and press Return.