Solaris is a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.

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CE interface in Solaris 10 drops mac address (per ifconfig)

I recently installed Solaris 10 1/13 and proprietary TCP PEP software on a new hard drive within an old Sun v210. When the PEP software starts, the Sun's CE0 interface loses its "ether" address, ...
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Unable to print to print using CUPS on Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris

I am trying to print on network printer Xerox WorkCentre 5755 from Solaris with CUPS 1.4.5 installed. Due to lack of any Solaris related information I have set the printer up with manufacturer ...
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About Installation Jre in Solaris 10

I have a server with Solaris 10 and Sparc arch., in which i am not a root user, and it's no able to be. Where there is installed a another version of JDK. And now I need to install another version ...
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How does niceness relate to CPU allocation on Solaris?

The wikipedia article for nice describes the relationship as follows: As a simple example, when two otherwise identical CPU-bound processes are running simultaneously on a single-CPU Linux system, ...
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How can I launch Front Panel in CDE (Common Desktop Environment)?

When using Cygwin/X, after I ssh with x11 forwarding into a Solaris 9 system, sometimes I can't see the Front Panel or even the wallpaper: Is there a way to bring Front Panel into view, or launch ...
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Trying to find out when system running Solaris 9 was last updated

I am looking to find out the last time a Solaris 9 box we are running was updated with OS patches, new software installed, etc. I need some way to prove when the last changes to the system were. I am ...
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Grub Solaris FreeBSD dual boot

I have solaris 10 installed on the first hard disk and freebsd installed on the second hard disk I edited the /boot/grub/menu.lst from solaris to the following title FreeBSD root (hd1,0) kernel ...
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Removing files on ZFS does not free disc-space

I'm trying to free space on a ZFS by removing files. They are large (>1GB) so it should show in the numbers. Unfortunately, after unlinking the files, df does not show any increase in available ...
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Where to place an executable Perl script?

I'm now planning a solution that has to call a script that's running on a Linux \UNIX host. I'd prefer to place that script in a folder that exists in all kinds of Linux and UNIX. This helps me to ...
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How can I get the load average (and ONLY the load average) under Solaris?

I'm looking for the equivilent of cat /proc/loadavg under Linux or sysctl -n vm.loadavg under FreeBSD, but for Solaris. Solaris doesn't have either /proc/loadavg or sysctl. I don't want the output of ...
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Where to find a zipped/tarred JDK 6

Ok, I concede. I have been looking in vain for a zipped and tarred copy of any later version of Oracle's JDK 6 for Solaris SPARC (32-bit), but all I can find is the shell scrip that "installs" it. ...
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OpenSSL binary for Solaris 10

Can someone tell me where I can find a pre-compiled binary of OpenSSL for Solaris 10? I was told that there is a site called "something like" solarisfreeware.com but this doesn't exist. I would also ...
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Reviewing permissions on dir/files recursively by exception

I need to view only the files in & below the directory I'm in that does not have the correct permissions: 700 or less for executable files AND 600 or less for non-executable files. The directory ...
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How do I install Solaris on a “fake RAID” a.k.a. “AHCI+RAID” SATA/SAS-Controller?

The Solaris installation system (text installer, live installer) does not recognise the AHCI controller, although the controller is explicitly listed as supported on the official HCL? How do I install ...
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what is the default path for sudo command

What is the default path of sudo command? I checked in some linux flavours and some solaris flavours, it is /usr/bin/sudo If a solaris machine is not bundled with sudo, Where it will get installed ...
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df -k command shows duplicate information in solaris machine, How to get the exact

I am using df -k command to get the total size of the disk space for solaris machine. But, i am getting duplicate info like listing disk space for every user under the same partion. Filesystem ...
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SSDs for ZFS boot, ZIL and L2ARC [closed]

I'm assembling a 88 TB ZFS NAS with 128 GB RAM. The data that is going onto it will be write-once-only binary files, organized on average as 20+ GB files, and will thereafter be subject to multiuser ...
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how to get git on solaris webspace?

I'm renting webspace with SSH access and I want to host a GIT repository on it. The problem is that GIT is not installed on the server, which is running Solaris and therefor it is difficult for me to ...
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Solaris: ssh -tt with no output

I have access to a machine running SunOS 5.10 (called solaris). I also have access to a RedHat machine (called redhat). ssh -tt seems not to give me output if run from solaris to solaris, but works ...
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Unable to install Solaris 10 x86 on HP ProLiant DL140

I'm trying to install Solaris 10 on an HP ProLiant DL140 to use for testing (we're using an old system so we no one will mind if we accidentally brick it), but I'm running into some problems: 1) The ...
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How to get total disk space available in Solaris 10

How do I get the total disk space available in Solaris 10? I used iostat -En, but it is not showing the correct data. df -h contains duplicate information. Is there any generic way to find the ...
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isainfo “-k” vs “-n” option

I am wondering about the difference between the two commands isainfo -k isainfo -n on Solaris. I understand that the first is used to check if the kernel is running in 32-bit or 64-bit mode, and ...
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How to set path for non-interactive shell in Solaris

I'm new to unix and i'm trying to set the path for non-interactive shell in Solaris for the root user and all users. Checking to find the root profile didn't find any .profile or .bashrc or any of ...
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How to install and uninstall Java 7 in Solaris 11 x86?

How to uninstall java jdk6 and jre6 from Solaris 11 x86 OS? and install java7? How to set the path and class path?
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What does little lock on desktop icons mean?

I have a fresh installation of Oracle Solaris 10, when I login as user root, desktop icons all look fine. I created a new user calledhoward and logged in using howard. All desktop icons have a little ...
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Encrypt on Solaris, decrypt on Linux

I have encrypted a file on a Solaris server using the encrypt command, with a keyfile generated via pktool (choosing AES-128 as the algorithm). I do not have access to any other encryption utilities ...
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Solaris Encrypt command error

I am trying to use the encrypt/decrypt command on solaris /usr/bin/encrypt -l | -a algorithm [-v] [-k key_file] [-i input_file] [-o output_file] /usr/bin/decrypt -l | -a algorithm [-v] [-k ...
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Windows 7 cannot get C/H/S values

Alright, so I'm a bit of a novice at this kind of stuff, but I had a CD version of Solaris and decided to install it on the disk it came on. I put it into my Windows 7 computer and did all that stuff ...
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Queue commands to last subshel even if one of them launches new shell

I want to automate something writing simple script launching consecutively few scripts one after another. And then setting some aliases at the top shell. Problem: few of these commands launch new ...
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Windows 7 doesn't loads after Solaris attempted install

I got two hard disks, one of 40gb and another one with 1tb. The 40gb has windows 7 installed on it, taking all the space of this hdd, and in the 1tb disk i got few logic and extended partitions; in ...
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Solaris Automated install Hard-Drive Windows 7

I got two hard disks, one of 40 GB and another one with 1 TB. The 40 GB has windows 7 installed on it, taking all the space of this hdd. The 1 TB disk I got few logical and extended partitions; in ...
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an unconfigured ntp server appears in ntp client's list in solaris 9

So i have a solaris 9 server with running ntp client I want it to poll 10.10.1.122 (local ntp server, there is no internet access) so i configured the ntp server in the config file (below) however ...
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How to tar/zip a parent directory exculding a child direcory

I want tar a direcory which contains a number of child directories. But here my requirement is to tar the entire parent direcory excuding one child directory. Is there any command or procedure for ...
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Is there a ready-to-run Solaris virtual machine for VMWare?

I would like to test some scripting on a Solaris machine. Is there a VMWare virtual machine with Solaris that I can download and use directly?
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Solaris 10, When trying to run apache: ld.so.1: httpd: fatal relocation error

I'm trying to replicate a production box in my lab, I have installed apache and I'm trying to use the configuration copied from the production environment, the results are the following error ...
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finger and who command usage

I know that the finger command used to display information about local and remote users. finger --> display users log in on local machine, even if remotely. finger @hostname --> display users log in ...
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Power management in Solaris 11 using poweradm?

In Oracle Solaris 11.1, pmconfig had completely vanished, and poweradm is available instead. While pmconfig was still available, I used to... Auto suspend : Let my server suspend from 2 AM through 7 ...
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Error installing py-bcrypt in Solaris 10

I'm trying to install Rhodecode into a Solaris 10 server, but when the installer is trying to install bcrypt it fails with the following error: easy_install py-bcrypt Searching for py-bcrypt Reading ...
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Force Solaris 10 reinstall on SPARC T4

New job, new environment... I'm picking up for someone who has "moved on to other projects." One of the last things he worked on was installing Solaris 11 on a Sun SPARC T4-2. Solaris 11 was further ...
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How can I get numbers of CPU of Sun Solaris by command?

I can use 'prtdiag' to get number of CPU by prtdiag command. $ prtdiag System Configuration: Sun Microsystems sun4u Sun Fire 6800 System clock frequency: 150 MHz Memory size: 4096 Megabytes ...
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Get Solaris/Linux package (from package repo) and put on server manually

First I'm not Solaris/Linux guy, pure Windows. My problem: I need to get ffmpeg executables on hosting Solaris servers. The first and obvious way it to take source code and compile it there. But ...
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chinese language use in solaris 10 and redhat 6

How to type in Chinese in solaris 10 and redhat 6 ? Please tell method how to configure it through command line not through GUI
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Replacing /bin/bash with /bin/false in /etc/passwd file

I am writing a program to disable users from a system, i want to replace /bin/bash to /bin/false. Example xxx:x:1:22:xx:/export/home/xx:**/bin/bash** replace to ...
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command at boot, before another script

This should be an easy question, but as a solaris novice, I'm stuck. I have to launch a change MAC address command at boot (i.e. ifconfig bge0 ether). If I do this at terminal, everything goes smooth. ...
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openboot no signal at the end of boot

While performing an opensolaris 8 boot on sparc machine I can see all the messages from the kernel and the openboot, but once the boot is finished the monitor does not display the x login manager and ...
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solaris 8 init script asks for user password

I've got a script in the Solaris 8 initialization phase, under /etc/rc3.d, that contains a su - username -c "a command", but I see thru the boot messages that the su command is asking for the user ...
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How to extract bytes from the middle of a file?

We are parsing some large EDI files that do not contain CR/LF. However, they do have ~ (tilde) as a segment delimiter. I am trying to extract the control record for the file and the last bytes of my ...
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Opposite of tail: all lines except the last n lines

How can I discard the last n lines of a file with a unix command line filter? That would be sort of the opposite of tail: tail discards the first n lines but pipes the rest through, but I want the ...
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Can i recall an email I sent using sendmail on Solaris?

The option to recall a message seems to be only available on MS Office Outlook. Has anyone tried recalling a message sent by sendmail ?
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Execution of the command of ssh with open/root/.ssh/id_dsa failed error: Permission denied

Working it agrees http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/ru/library/l-hadoop-1/ at first I entered into the user of hadoop by means of a command root@one: /volumes# su hadoop The invitation was as a ...