AIX for PS/2 X Windows User's Guide

AIX X-Windows User's Guide - Appendix A.  Installing AIX X-Windows

   This appendix contains the installation instructions for both the AIX RT    X-Windows, Version 2.1 licensed program, see "Installing AIX RT X-Windows, Version 2.1" in topic A.1, and the AIX PS/2 X-Windows licensed program, "Installing AIX PS/2 X-Windows, Version 1.1" in topic A.5.

A.1 Installing AIX RT X-Windows, Version 2.1
A.2 Operating from the AIX Shell or Usability Services
A.3 Installing X-Windows from the AIX Shell
   A.3.1 More Detailed Information
   A.3.2 Installing X-Windows
   A.3.3 Installing Fonts
   A.3.4 Installing All of the X-Windows Programs
   A.3.5 Installing Example X-Windows Programs
A.4 RT Installation Requirements for Remote Usage
A.5 Installing AIX PS/2 X-Windows, Version 1.1
   A.5.1 More Detailed Information
   A.5.2 Installing Sample X-Windows Programs
A.6 PS/2 Installation Requirements for Remote Usage
 

A.1 Installing AIX RT X-Windows, Version 2.1

Before you install X-Windows on the RT, the following tasks must be performed:

   Install the AIX Operating System.  See Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.

   Install the Extended Programming Support from the Extended Services diskette.
     (Make sure that /usr/lib/libdbm.a is installed.)

   Install the Advanced Display Graphics Support Library from Multi-User  Services.

   Before you can use AIX RT X-Windows, Version 2.1, you must create a number of pty devices using the devices command.  Add a pty device for each aixterm window you plan to use.  The procedure to add pty devices is contained in Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.

   Make sure that no one else is using the system and that no user programs are running before you install the X-Windows licensed program.  If other users are working on the system, installation may fail.

A.2 Operating from the AIX Shell or Usability Services

   You must be in the AIX Shell or Usability Services to install the X-Windows licensed program.  If you are now using the AIX Shell, go to "Installing X-Windows from the AIX Shell" in topic A.3.

   If you are using Usability Services, (the Usability Services licensed program must be installed), you have two choices:

   Turn to the customization install and devices commands, described in Usability Services Reference.  You can select the install and devices commands and follow the prompts.

   Go to the WINDOWS window and select AIX from the Window Types pane. Select OPEN from the command bar.  Enter the installp and the devices commands and follow the prompts.

A.3 Installing X-Windows from the AIX Shell

   To install the AIX RT X-Windows, Version 2.1 licensed program from the AIX Shell, follow these steps.  If you receive an error message during the procedure, see Messages Reference for details.

+--- To Install X-Windows ----------------------------------------------+
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 1.  Log in as su (superuser) or root.                                 ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 2.  Add pty devices using the devices command.                        ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 3.  Make sure no one else is using the system and that no user        ¦
¦     programs are running.                                             ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 4.  Type installp.  Follow the prompts to insert the X-Windows        ¦
¦     licensed program diskettes and install the program.               ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+

A.3.1 More Detailed Information

1.  Log on the system as su (superuser) or root. After logging in, you see
    the AIX Operating System # prompt.

         IBM AIX Operating System
         (C) Copyright IBM CORP. 1985, 1988
         (/dev/console)
         login: su

         #

    See Using the AIX Operating System if you require more information.

2.  Run the devices command.  For step-by-step information about running
    devices, see Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.  For
    more information about the devices command, see AIX Operating System
    Commands Reference.

    Note:  For aixterm windows, ae and logger should be false.  For other
           values, use the default.

3.  Repeat the devices command for each terminal window you want to open.
    Four windows is a suggested number to get started.  When you have
    completed adding all pty devices, press F3.

         Devices session ended.

         # _

    You are now ready to install the X-Windows licensed program.

4.  Locate the X-Windows licensed program diskettes in the X-Windows
    licensed program diskette binder.  You should have both X-Windows
    licensed program diskettes and X-Windows example diskettes.  Do not
    put a diskette in the diskette drive until you are prompted to do so.

5.  Type installp.  Then press Enter.

         #  installp

    You see the following prompt:

      000-123 Before you continue, you must make sure there is no other
              activity on the system.  You should have just restarted
              the system, and no other terminals should be enabled.  Refer
              to your messages reference book for more information.

              Do you want to continue this command (y or n):
 

    See the discussion of message 000-123 in Messages Reference if you
    require more information.

    Warning! Make sure that you are the only user on your system while you
    are installing the X-Windows licensed program.  You should not be
    running programs or have files open during the installation process.

    Use the who command to display a list of users on the system.

6.  To continue, type y.  Then press Enter.

    You see the following prompt:

      Please mount volume 1 on /dev/rfd0
      ... and press Enter to continue

7.  Insert the first X-Windows licensed program diskette into the diskette
    drive, close the diskette drive, and press Enter.

    You see the following prompt:

    The program "X-Windows" will be installed.

    Do you want to do this? (y/n)
 

8.  To continue the installation, type y and press Enter.

    Follow the prompts until all the program diskettes are loaded.  (The
    following is only an example of the licensed program diskette label,
    it may not be complete or accurate.)

     IBM AIX/RT X-Windows Licensed Program
     Version 2.1 (C) Copyright International Business Machines Corp. 1988
     Licensed Material-Program Property of IBM-All Rights Reserved
     AIX is a trademark of International Business Machines Corp.
     Copyright (C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985, 1988
     Copyright (C) Donald E. Knuth 1985

9.  The next screen allows you to choose the items to be installed:

     Choose one or more of the following items to be installed.
     1  X-Windows          - base X system
     2  Fonts              - font tools and other fonts
     3  All of the above

     To cancel the "installp" command, enter "quit".

         To install one or more items, type the ID numbers
         separated by spaces (for example:  1 3).  Then press Enter.

         ---> _

    To choose an item from the menu, type the ID number for the item you
    want.  Then press Enter.

       a.  1  X-Windows contains the base X-Windows programs.
       b.  2  Fonts includes font tools and additional fonts.
       c.  3  All of the above includes both items 1 and 2.

10. To proceed with the installation of the X-Windows licensed program,
    see the pages listed below:

   To install 1  X-Windows, see "Installing X-Windows" in topic A.3.2.
   To install 2  Fonts, see "Installing Fonts" in topic A.3.3.
   To install 3  All of the above, see "Installing All of the X-Windows Programs" in topic A.3.4.

       To cancel the installp command, type quit and press Enter.

A.3.2 Installing X-Windows

   If you chose X-Windows installation option 1,  X-Windows.

1.  After choosing option 1 and pressing Enter, you see the following :

      From the list below, choose the language(s) for keyboard mapping.

      1  Austrian/German            9  Italian
      2  Belgian                   10  Japanese English
      3  Canadian ( French)        11  Norwegian
      4  Danish                    12  Portuguese
      5  English (UK)              13  Spanish
      6  English (US)              14  Swiss ( French )
      7  Finnish / Swedish         15  Swiss ( German )
      8  French (AZERTY)

      To cancel the "installp" command, enter "quit".

      To install one or more languages, type the group ID numbers
      separated by spaces (for example: 1 3).  Then press Enter.
      The first number will be the default language used.

         ---> 6 3_

    Type the number corresponding to the language you want to use.  If you
    want to use more than one language, type more than one number.
    Separate numbers with a space.  The first number you type is the
    default language.

2.  After you have chosen the language you will use, the following message
    appears.  No action is required at this time.

      045-001  Installation of "IBM AIX/RT X-Windows" is in progress.
               Installation will take several minutes.
               Time = 01:35

3.  The following prompt appears; no action is required.

      045-009  Linking X with GSL.  This will take a few moments.
               Time = 01:35

      Follow the prompts until all the program diskettes are loaded.

4.  Installation of X-Windows licensed program is complete when you see
    the following message.

     Program "X-Windows"
     is now installed.

A.3.3 Installing Fonts

   If you chose X-Windows licensed program installation option 2,  Installing Fonts.

1.  After choosing option 2 and pressing Enter, you see the following
    menu.  Choose the font group you wish to install.

      "Fonts" are divided into several groups, each of
      which can be separately installed.  The groups and
      their ID numbers are:

    1  VT100 Fonts                       - vtsingle, vtbold, nil2, ...
    2  Character Fonts                   - 6x10, 8x13, ...
    3  Miscellaneous Fonts               - math5, ...
    4  Font Tools                        - font compiler, source, ...
    5  All of the above

      To cancel the "installp" command, enter "quit".

      To install one or more groups, type the group ID numbers
      separated by spaces (for example: 1 3).  Then press Enter.

         ---> _
 

2.  After you have chosen the font set you will use, the following message
    appears.  No action is required at this time.
 

   045-001  Installation of "IBM AIX X-Windows" is in progress.
            Installation will take several minutes.

            Time = 01:35

       Follow the prompts until all the program diskettes are loaded.

3.  The following appears after X-Windows Fonts installation is complete.

         Program "X-Windows"
         is now installed.

A.3.4 Installing All of the X-Windows Programs

   If you chose X-Windows licensed program installation option 3, Installing All of the X-Windows Programs.

1.  After choosing option 3 and pressing Enter, you see the following:

     From the list below, choose the language(s) for keyboard mapping.

     1  Austrian/German            9  Italian
     2  Belgian                   10  Japanese English
     3  Canadian ( French)        11  Norwegian
     4  Danish                    12  Portuguese
     5  English (UK)              13  Spanish
     6  English (US)              14  Swiss ( French )
     7  Finnish / Swedish         15  Swiss ( German )
     8  French (AZERTY)

      To cancel the "installp" command, enter "quit".

      To install one or more languages, type the group ID numbers
      separated by spaces (for example: 1 3).  Then press Enter.
      The first number will be the default language used.

         ---> 6 3_

    Type the number corresponding to the language you want to use.  If you
    want to use more than one language, type more than one number.
    Separate numbers with a space.  The first number you type is the
    default language.

2.  After choosing the language you will use, the following information is
    displayed.  Choose the font group you wish to install.

     "Fonts" are divided into several groups, each of
     which can be separately installed.  The groups and their ID
     numbers are:

   1  VT100 Fonts                       - vtsingle, vtbold, nil2, ...
   2  Character Fonts                   - 6x10, 8x13, ...
   3  Miscellaneous Fonts               - math5, ...
   4  Font Tools                        - font compiler, source, ...
   5  All of the above

     To cancel the "installp" command, enter "quit".

     To install one or more groups, type the group ID numbers
     separated by spaces (for example: 1 3).  Then press Enter.

         ---> _

3.  After you have chosen the fonts you will use, the following message
   appears.  No action is required at this time.
 

    045-001  Installation of "IBM AIX X-Windows" is in progress.
             Installation will take several minutes.
             Time = 01:35

   Follow the prompts until all the program diskettes are loaded.

4.  The following message appears; no action is required.

    045-009  Linking X with GSL.  This will take a few moments.
             Time = 01:35

5.  Installation of X-Windows licensed program is complete when you see:

         Program "X-Windows"
         is now installed.

A.3.5 Installing Example X-Windows Programs

   Continue with the following procedure if you want to install the X-Windows example programs.

1.  Type installp.  Then press Enter.

         #  installp

       You see the following prompt:

   000-123 Before you continue, you must make sure there is no other
           activity on the system.  You should have just restarted
           the system, and no other terminals should be enabled.  Refer
           to your messages reference book for more information.

           Do you want to continue this command (y or n):

    See the discussion of message 000-123 in Messages Reference if you
    require more information.

    Warning! Make sure that you are the only user on your system while you
    are installing the X-Windows licensed program.  You should not be
    running programs or have files open during the installation process.

     Use the who command to display a list of users on the system.

2.  To continue, type y.  Then press Enter.

       You see the following prompt:

         Please mount volume 1 on /dev/rfd0
         ... and press Enter to continue

3.  Insert the first X-Windows Example program diskette into the diskette
    drive, close the diskette drive, and press Enter.

       You see the following prompt:

         The program "X-Windows Example"
         will be installed.

         Do you want to do this? (y/n)

4.  To continue the installation, type y and press Enter.

    Follow the prompts until all the diskettes are loaded.  (The following
    is only an example of the X-Windows example program diskette label, it
    may not be complete or accurate.)

   IBM AIX X-Windows Example Program
   Version 2.1 (C) Copyright International Business Machines Corp. 1988
   Licensed Material-Program Property of IBM-All Rights Reserved
   AIX is a trademark of International Business Machines Corp.
   Copyright (C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985, 1986
   Copyright (C) Digital Equipment Corp., Massachusetts 1985, 1986, 1987

   5.  When you see the following, installation of the X-Windows example  program is complete.

         Program "X-Windows Examples"
         is now installed.

A.4 RT Installation Requirements for Remote Usage

   Before the X-Windows licensed program can be used remotely, certain components in addition to X-Windows must be installed and running on both the host and remote systems.  For example, the components required for remote use of X-Windows may be:

    The VRM Baseband Adapter Device Driver and IBM RT Baseband Adapter
       -OR-
    VRM Token-Ring Device Driver and IBM Token-Ring Network RT Adapter
       -OR-
    Both.

   TCP/IP is highly recommended for using network facilities.

   Refer to the installation procedures packaged with each licensed program for more information.

   For information on using X-Windows remotely, see "Using AIX X-Windows on a Remote System" in topic 3.8.  For use with Japanese language character sets, see the MBCS Handbook.

A.5 Installing AIX PS/2 X-Windows, Version 1.1

   On the PS/2 (*), you must install the AIX Operating System before you can install X-Windows.  See Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.

   Before you can use AIX PS/2 X-Windows, you must create a number of pty devices using the devices command.  Add a pty device for each aixterm window you plan to use.  The procedure to add pty devices is contained in Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.

   Make sure no one else is using the system and no user programs are running before you install the X-Windows licensed program.  If other users are working on the system, installation may fail.

   You must be in the AIX Shell to install the X-Windows licensed program. If you receive an error message during this procedure, see Messages Reference for details.

+--- To Install X-Windows ----------------------------------------------+
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 1.  Log in as root.                                                   ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 2.  Add pty devices using the devices command.                        ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 3.  Make sure no one else is using the system and that no user        ¦
¦     programs are running.                                             ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
¦ 4.  Type installp.  Follow the prompts to insert the X-Windows        ¦
¦     licensed program diskettes and install the program.               ¦
¦                                                                       ¦
+-----------------------------------------------------------------------+
    (*) PS/2 or PS/55 or model 5570.

A.5.1 More Detailed Information

   Warning! Make sure you are the only user on your system during the
   installation process.  (Use the who command to check the system.)

   1.  Log on the system as root.  After logging in, you see the AIX Operating System # prompt.

         IBM AIX PS/2 Operating System
         (C) Copyright IBM CORP. 1985, 1988
         login: root
         #

       See Using the AIX Operating System if you require more information.

2.  Run the devices command.  For step-by-step information about running
    devices, see Installing and Customizing the AIX Operating System.  For
    more information about the devices command, see AIX Operating System
    Commands Reference.

    Note:  For aixterm windows, ae and logger should be false.  For other
           values, use the default.

3.  Repeat the devices command for each terminal window you want to open.
    Four windows is a suggested number to get started.  When you have
    completed adding all pty devices, press F3.

         Devices session ended.

         # _
 

       You are now ready to install the X-Windows licensed program.

4.  Locate the X-Windows licensed program diskettes in the X-Windows
    licensed program diskette binder.  You should have both X-Windows
    licensed program diskettes and X-Windows sample diskettes.  Do not put
    a diskette in the diskette drive until you are prompted to do so.

5.  Type installp.  Then press Enter.

         #  installp

       You see the following prompt:

      000-123 Before you continue, you must make sure there is no other
              activity on the system.  You should have just restarted
              the system, and no other terminals should be enabled.  Refer
              to your messages reference book for more information.

              Do you want to continue this command (y or n):

    See the discussion of message 000-123 in Messages Reference if you
    require more information.

    Warning! Make sure that you are the only user on your system while you
    are installing the X-Windows licensed program.  You should not have
    programs running or files open during the installation process.

    Use the who command to display a list of users on the system.

6.  To continue, type y.  Then press Enter.

       You see the following prompt:

         Please mount volume 1 on /dev/rfd0
         ... and press Enter to continue

7.  Insert the first X-Windows licensed program diskette into the diskette
    drive, close the diskette drive, and press Enter.

    You see the following prompt:

         The program for AIX PS/2 X-Windows will be installed.

         Do you want to do this? (y/n)

8.  To continue the installation, type y and press Enter.

    Follow the prompts until all the program diskettes are loaded.  (The
    following is only an example of the licensed program diskette label,
     it may not be complete or accurate.)

    IBM AIX PS/2 X-Windows Licensed Program
    Version 1.1 (C) Copyright International Business Machines Corp. 1989
    Licensed Material-Program Property of IBM-All Rights Reserved
    Copyright (C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985, 1988

9.  The system will build a new kernel now.  Then, it will re-boot.

A.5.2 Installing Sample X-Windows Programs

   Continue with the following procedure if you want to install the X-Windows sample programs.

1.  Type installp.  Then press Enter.

         #  installp

       You see the following prompt:

      000-123 Before you continue, you must make sure there is no other
              activity on the system.  You should have just restarted
              the system, and no other terminals should be enabled. Refer
              to your messages reference book for more information.

              Do you want to continue this command (y or n):

       See the discussion of message 000-123 in Messages Reference if you
       require more information.

    Warning! Make sure that you are the only user on your system while you
    are installing the X-Windows licensed program.  You should not be
    running programs or have files open during the installation process.

    Use the who command to display a list of users on the system.

2.  To continue, type y.  Then press Enter.

       You see the following prompt:

       Please mount volume 1 on /dev/rfd0
       ... and press Enter to continue
 

3.  Insert the first X-Windows sample program diskette into the diskette
    drive, close the diskette drive, and press Enter.

     You see the following prompt:

     The program AIX PS/2 X11 Sample Programs
     will be installed.

     Do you want to do this? (y/n)

4.  To continue the installation, type y and press Enter.

    Follow the prompts until all the diskettes are loaded.  (The following
    is only an example of the X-Windows sample program diskette label, it
    may not be complete or accurate.)

    IBM AIX X-Windows Sample Program
    Version 1.1 (C) Copyright International Business Machines Corp. 1988
    Licensed Material-Program Property of IBM-All Rights Reserved
    Copyright (C) Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1985, 1986
    Copyright (C) Digital Equipment Corp., Massachusetts 1985, 1986, 1987

5.  When you see the following, installation of the X-Windows sample 
    programs is complete.

         Program "AIX PS/2 X11 Sample Programs"
         is now installed.

A.6 PS/2 Installation Requirements for Remote Usage

   Before you can use X-Windows remotely, certain components, in addition to X-Windows, must be installed and running on both the host and remote systems.  For example, the components required for remote use of X-Windows with the PS/2 (*) may be:

      PS/2 Baseband Adapter
            -OR-
      IBM Token-Ring Network PS/2 adapter
            -OR-
      Both.

   TCP/IP is highly recommended for using network facilities.

   Refer to the installation procedures packaged with each licensed program for more information.

   For information on using X-Windows remotely, see "Using AIX X-Windows on a Remote System" in topic 3.8.  For use with Japanese language character sets, see the MBCS Handbook.

    (*) PS/2 system or PS/55 model 5570.

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