Thank you James !!!!
I did the appres OVw and bingo there was "OVw*mapname: test1".
I was close but didn't look in my systems user .Xdefaults.
I am on my machine Xing into the Netview server so it found the X
resource ( OVw*mapname: test1 ) in my machines .Xdefaults file. I
must have been doing some testing in this area early on and forgot it
(and also didn't understand the implications of putting it there.
This is clearly a "must" to understand for all users, that Xresources
can be obtaines from the local and/or remote host you are logged into.
Thank you much again.
James Shanks wrote:
> Well, what we are talking about here is a Xresource, and it could be set
> anywhere, if someone were clever enough.
> In OVw the line to change is
> OVw*mapname: default
> which is usually commented out.
> But you can do this to verify what your settings are:
> appres OVw
> This Xcommand will list all the current OVw settings in effect. You could
> echo that to a file and see if you can find an
> OVw*mapname setting of test1. If you do, then you know that somewhere there
> an override going on. But if it is not in
> /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw or $HOME/OVw then it may be hard to find. You
> use any file you like which contains
> just this
> OVw*mapname: test1
> and then do xrdb -merge <filename> to change your defaults.
> So you could try a find for all files named OVw on your box, but even if
> don't find any others, that doesn't mean someone did not edit some other
> Xresource file and stick it in there. Jeff, are there other Xresouce files
> your shop usually customizes?
> NetView doesn't know how it gets set. It just asks X for the current
> By the way, Leslie, that was a good call about the OVw resource file. Since
> that is usually commented out, I forgot all about it.
> James Shanks
> Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
> Jeff Fitzwater <jfitz@PRINCETON.EDU> on 08/31/99 03:15:47 PM
> Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on NetView
> To: NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU
> cc: (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
> Subject: Re: mistery MAP
> Hi Leslie, thank you for responding. I also received info from James
> Shanks. First, I am the only user on the system.
> I am user root. When I did the ovwls -G it showed the owner as root and
> 2 maps as I described. I first changed my map to default and then
> deleted the test1 map. I then exited out of the GUI and back in via
> "netview" command. Presto back came the test1 map. I did not use the
> -map option. the /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw has default as startup map.
> I have not found any other app-defaults in any user $HOME area "yet".
> Is there any way to trace where it gets its startup map info from?
> Thank you James and Leslie for your help.
> Jeff Fitzwater
> Princeton University
> Leslie Clark wrote:
> > If someone with global permissions on the map directory were
> > to invoke nv6000 with the option ' -map TEST1' , I believe that map
> > would be created on the fly. And I think there is an app-default
> > that might set the default map for a user to something other than
> > 'default', and it might be set in their home directory rather than
> > in /usr/OV/app-defaults/OVw, which could perhaps also cause
> > a map to be created if it does not exist.
> > Cordially,
> > Leslie A. Clark
> > IBM Global Services - Systems Mgmt & Networking
> > Well, this is certainly a mystery to me.
> > Do ovwls -G from the command line and see what maps you have and who has
> > delete authority (probably root).
> > You can then start the GUI as root (or the owner) and repeat your delete
> > procedure, but you should make sure no one else has the TEST1 map open at
> > the
> > time you do the delete.
> > James Shanks
> > Tivoli (NetView for UNIX) L3 Support
> > Jeff Fitzwater <jfitz@PRINCETON.EDU> on 08/30/99 11:57:36 AM
> > Please respond to Discussion of IBM NetView and POLYCENTER Manager on
> > NetView
> > <NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU>
> > To: NV-L@UCSBVM.UCSB.EDU
> > cc: (bcc: James Shanks/Tivoli Systems)
> > Subject: mistery MAP
> > I am running Netview 5.1.1 on Solaris 2.6
> > If I start Netview using any method (ovw, nv6000, netview, TIVOLI
> > desktop) I get a new map called "TEST1". If I do a SHOW MAP from FILE
> > menu I see both DEFAULT and TEST1. If I open the map called DEFAULT and
> > then delete TEST1 and then exit Netview and restart it without using any
> > "-map option" , I get the map called TEST1 again. I beleive I created
> > a map called TEST1 some time ago, but have since done a coamplete
> > Netview install and it still comes back. It must be in some user area
> > and by default creates this map, but I have no clue where it is or how
> > to get rid of it.
> > Any ideas?
> > Jeff Fitzwater
> > Princeton University