[GE users] Missing Library with qlogin

pollinger harald.pollinger at sun.com
Wed May 27 15:46:13 BST 2009

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in fact, the builtin qlogin sources the configuration files from /etc 
and from the users home directory, e.g. /etc/csh.cshrc and ~/.cshrc for 
the csh. But files only the login binary sources, e.g. 
/etc/default/login (these files vary from OS to OS) are not sourced by 


On 05/26/09 22:32, dougalb wrote:
> Hi,
> I am not 100% sure on the qlogin process but I will give it a go...
> When you SSH or login to the head node, your start an interactive
> login session to the OS. This sources your .profile and will usually
> also source /etc/profile.d, this will setup PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH,
> MANPATH etc etc. There is probably something there that is required to
> run your application.
> Qlogin uses the builtin method to open the session on the node and I
> do not believe it sources your profile. This is probably why it is not
> working.
> Hopefully somebody with more knowledge of qlogin can complete the answer.
> -Dougal
> On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 8:01 PM, mad <margaret_Doll at brown.edu> wrote:
>> What is difference in the libraries used  for an ssh session and a
>> qlogin session?
>> We are running comsol, a molecular calculation program, on our cluster
>> with ROCKS 5.n and Grid Engine  6.1u4.
>> If a user ssh'es into a compute node and runs comsol, the graphics and
>> the program work fine.
>> If a user is on the head node, comsol runs fine.
>> If a user qlogins to a compute node and tries to run comsol, the
>> correct graphic library is missing. Â The run
>> faults with the following error.
>> Â  Â  Â  Â  comsol
>> Â  Â  Â  Â Exception in startup:
>> Â  Â  Â  Â java.lang.reflect.InvocationTargetException
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