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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Solaris: a simple script does not work, single command does

In my Solaris Illumos, I run a simple script: update_drv -a -i '[myhardware]' [driver] svcadm disable stmf svccfg import /mypath/myconfig svcadm enable stmf It does not work and gives me no ...
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How to upgrade python version 2.5.5 to 2.6.8 in Solaris 11

I am using SunOS 5.11 Solaris. Currently I have python version 2.5.5. I would like to upgrade it to 2.6.8. Can someone please help me on the steps to follow for this upgrade? Please note, I need the ...
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Solaris11 back to console boot

I installed Solaris 11 X86. I installed solaris-desktop. Then Solaris boots to GUI mode. How can I make the Solaris boots to console mode? (And then optionally starts X by hand?)
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Connect to guest solaris 11 from host windows 7 using virtual box

I have installed virtual box in windows 7 and Installed solaris 11 as virtual machine. I have changed network settings to host-only adapter but I cant do ping from my host computer to virtual machine ...
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Setting up a working internet connection in solaris 11

the title of this post states most of my problem. I am trying to connect to the internet for like 3-4 hours. But for being a total newbie at unix environment I failed pretty badly. How can I configure ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11

The NTFS Windows HD partitions are not appearing in solaris file system, which was not the case when I used Ubuntu. Every single file on my HD was exposed to me when I was in Ubuntu. I have already ...
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Virtual machine internal network - same host

If I have 2 VMs (web server + db server) on same physical host, how can they communicate? Being on the same host what speed can expect? Its CentOS KVM. What is the situation with SmartOS Zones where ...
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the same tr translate failed on some of machine

I use the following code and failed. $ echo $TERM xtermc $ v=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin ; echo $v | tr ':' '\n' /binn/usr/binn/usr/local/bin It seems skip my '/'. I don't know how to solve this. ...
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What is the maximum memory (RAM) limit for Solaris 11?

I have been trying to find out the maximum memory limit for Solaris 11 for a report that I am doing but with no luck. Can anyone please help?
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Are files in /tmp cleaned up by the operating system?

I have a script that generates log files that I place under /tmp I run it on Linux RedHat, Ubuntu, Solaris and AIX. I'm wondering I have to clean the logs periodically by myself (e.g. after 14 days) ...
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How To Let Certain Unix-User To Access Only One Directory

How To Let Certain Unix-User To Access Only One Directory, e.g. I want to let the following username dimension to access the following directory only /var/opt/test/reports/* How i can make that ...
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Putty: login, execute command/change environment variable, and do NOT close the session

I would like to configure my PuTTY session in such a way that I could login to a remote host, and (a) start bash (b) change the PS1 variable (prompt content) (c) continue work in the session as ...
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Getting per user cpu and memory consumption statistics

Is there a way to get cpu and memory consumption statistics summaries per user the same way prstat -t on Solaris shows them? The prstat(1) utility in Solaris display has fields NPROC UserName SWAP ...
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Using a while loop to read a file, randomly stops reading the file in the middle [closed]

I have a small section of code that reads a file, $FUNCTION_FILE which contains a list of function names in the format: func1 func2 func3 It will read a line, run the function, and repeat until the ...
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passwordless ssh using id_dsa.pub or id_rsa.pub or identity.pub not working

I have a solaris 8 box and im trying to authenticate using no password the user george onto a solaris 11. versions of ssh: solaris8: OpenSSH_3.4p1, SSH protocols 1.5/2.0, OpenSSL 0x0090607f ...
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What's the name of the file system of the operating system in UNIX\Linux?

Is that correct to assume that the operating system is ALWAYS placed in /usr in all kinds of UNIX and Linux? I'm writing a script that has to check the free space in the operating system's file ...
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how to kill a tcp connection in solaris operating system?

A client program connects to my server program written in JAVA via TCP connection (ServerSocket). I want to close the TCP connection between these two programs with a Solaris command or tool for ...
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What is the procedure to check the apache version in a sun solaris machine?

What is the procedure to check the apache version in a sun solaris machine?httpd -v is not working
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Solaris x86 install on Lenovo nothing happening

All, I am in the process of creating a DEV box for hosting my projects and I am wanting to install Solaris 11.1 onto a Lenovo Desktop PC . PC Details: Lenovo M92p Thinkcentre 3227 Intel Core i5 ...
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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 will it 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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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 ...