I deal with several servers running Solaris 9 & 10. I work with these both locally and using Go Global. When I connect using Go Global with user name nmc, I can open text files from the console window for editing. However, if i login locally or do su - nmc during the Go Global session, i get the error dtpad not found. The environment variables are quite different between the nmc user during a Go Global session and the same user during a local login. To complicate matters further, most of the text files I need to edit are owned by the root user. I cannot use dtpad in any case with the root user.
Idealy, I would like to approach this within the console window and not permanently change any profiles. I thought it was due to the PATH variable not referencing /usr/dt/bin but when I used export PATH=$PATH:/usr/dt/bin and tried to open dtpad,
i got the error indicating that the display could not open.This is because either the DISPLAY variable was not set or the display was not open for your su'd to user to access it.