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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Is it possible to install 32bit Solaris10 on a 64bit SPARC system?

I have a system with a 64bit SPARC processor. Does the 32bit installation for Solaris 10 support such a system?
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Switching between DVORAK and QWERTY via command line in Solaris 10

I'm looking for a quick way to switch between DVORAK and QWERTY layouts in Solaris 10. I'd like to be able to do it solely through the command line and rather quickly. I see I might be able to do ...
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How do I change screen resolution in Solaris 10?

I am using Sun Java Desktop System for Solaris.
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Can Google Chrome be installed on Solaris 10?

If so, how do I do it?
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How can I install Chrome OS to a CD so I can install it on an x86 machine

The x86 machine is Sun hardware and it is currently running Solaris and it has a GRUB menu. I would like to preserve my existing Solaris OS if convenient.
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Sun Solaris 5.10 + jdk 1.6: how to install on a clean machine?

Can anyone outline the steps for downloading Sun Solaris (assuming I have a free account) and then installing jdk1.6 on it? Something like: Download Sun Solaris iso from http://.... Download ...
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Quantifying responsiveness in solaris machine

I am one of the n users of a shared unix machine. For reasons unknown, the machine is not "responsive" enough. For example, it is slow on interactive commands, it takes few noticeable moments for any ...
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Securing FTP Access On Solaris 10

I have a web server (running Apache on Solaris 10) that I look after for some friends and I was wondering how to restrict each users FTP/SSH access. I want each account when they login to be taken ...
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From the Solaris command line can you tell if a network cable is physically attached?

Is there a command I can type from the command line to tell if there is a physical cable plugged into a network port?
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awk + fit syntax for SUN solaris & linux

need help about the following when I run the following command on linux its run fine awk -v NAME=MACHINE '$1 == NAME' /etc/hosts but on SUN Solaris I get the following: awk -v NAME=MACHINE ...
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milliseconds from solaris command line

This gnu date command lets me get milliseconds this way: date +%M:%S.%N; but this command doesn't work on solaris... any ideas?
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How do I interpret “total 18” in the output of the “ls -l” command in Solaris10?

auyantepui# ls -l total 18 drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 512 May 23 13:11 READMEs/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 1024 May 23 13:11 bin/ drwxr-xr-x 2 root sys 512 May 23 13:09 docs/ drwxr-xr-x 2 ...
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What is the equivalent of Solaris's cu command in Linux?

What is the equivalent of Solaris's cu command in Linux?
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solaris test driver crashes

In solaris I wrote a driver and it is crashing.. But my solaris kernel is also getting crashed because of it. The driver is getting loaded every time the system resets and kernel is dumping core and ...
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“who -m” does not work

I want to find out which machine I have logged in to my current terminal from. But "who -m" does not work. It does on Linux, but not on Solaris. Any ideas what I might be doing wrong? ...
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Remove a module from initadd under Solaris

I accidentally added a non-existent module to my profile (or whatever it is you add it to) with module initadd foo and now every time I log on, I get an error message about foo not being found. How ...
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Top causes of slow ssh logins

I'd love for one of you smart and helpful folks to post a list of common causes of delays during an ssh login. Specifically, there are 2 spots where I see a range from instantaneous to multi-second ...
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Which Server Distro? [closed]

So I need to set up an application server with glassfish and I was wondering which one I should go with. Usually I hear that it's best to go with the one you're most comfortable with, but in this case ...
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How does one find who or what (service) deleted a particular file or folder in Solaris?

Is there any tool or logs which could give information about it? Also, if there is no way to find out the above then... can I do something which informs me when someone or some service tried to delete ...
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How to interpret SZ and RSS values

I am running a ps command on solaris to get SZ and RSS values, here is the sample output USER-PID-%CPU-%MEM-SZ-RSS-TT-S-START- root-3-0.1-0.0-0-0-?-S-Feb- ...
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PS command ouput with fixed width for each column

I want to run command "/usr/ucb/ps auxww" on solaris to extract SZ and RSS values. For some processes these values are not showing and mixing with %MEM value as shown below. USER PID %CPU %MEM ...
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ps -aefyl is not showing full command

I am trying to see full CMD value for command ps -aefyl but it is showing by truncating. I am using SunOS Solaris 5.1. Any clue?
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tar - exclude does not work

I've supposed to archive a directory with tar and exclude some files. I have a directory $HOME/java which includes some .java and .class files. What I want to do is exclude all .class files using the ...
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Solaris bash script / search and append field to end of line in /etc/group

I need a bash script that will modify /etc/group to append and delete NIS users to specific local groups on a Solaris 10u8 system. Preferable one or two functions with uid and groupname as varibles. ...
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Sun OS 5.10 not honoring .hushlogin

I scp and ssh a zillion times a day, and because of our corporate policy I can't get rid of /etc/issue or /etc/motd on the destination machines. So whereas I just want to see the results of my scp or ...
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PS Command in Solaris

PS Command output is truncated in Solaris. I tried the below command after g Googling out. It doesn't work. Not sure what needs to be done /usr/ucb/ps awwx
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sudo equivalent configuration on Solaris 10

I am looking to configure on Solaris 10 to achieve the below: user=jon group=jtu jon is owner of /opt/app user=ken group=jtu ken is owner of /data On Linux I have added the below line %jtu ALL= ...
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How to build a NAS?

I have quite a bit of photos I'd like to organize and get away from sparse DVDs and move to a NAS solution. Ideally, this would let me have some level of redundancy and more easily find what I'm ...
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How to mount a LOFS in Solaris that doesn’t cross mountpoints

I need to access my "root" ZFS dataset to delete a file under "/var". But "/var" is overlayed by another ZFS dataset. Since these are system datasets I can't "umount" them while the machine is ...
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What is the best SVN GUI interface program for Sun Solaris UNIX?

I have SVN installed on another server and I want to access it on Solaris. Please give me idea how to do it? Is there any tools available?
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What are the strengths of OpenSolaris compared to Linux?

Please try to answer in these areas: For what kind of usage is OpenSolaris more suited than Linux? What are the useful OpenSolaris features that Linux lacks? Personal experiences are welcomed, but ...
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Vi editor key customization

Is there any way to customize the vi editor keys in Solaris Unix?
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su using here document

file: test.sh who su superuser <<BELUGA mysuperpassword BELUGA who $ ./test.sh just waits for input. What am I doing wrong? Is there a way to automate this?
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What should I do if tar have no “-I” option?

I found "-I" option of tar is only availbe for Solaris, and no countpart in Linux machine, what should I do to realize same operation?
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Rotate screen using xrandr on Solaris 10

How do I call the xrandr command? I want to rotate my screen 90 deg. clockwise. Here is the usage: % xrandr -help usage: xrandr [options] where options are: -display <display> or -d ...
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Installing vim7.2 on Solaris Sparc 10 as non-root

I'm trying to install vim to $HOME/bin by compiling the sources. ./configure --prefix=$home/bin seems to work, but when running make I get: > make Starting make in the src directory. If there ...
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Solaris command to make noise

I would like to do something like this: myCommand; commandToMakeNoise myCommand runs for variable amounts of time and I would like to go and work on something else until it is done, but I would ...
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How can I use sed to alter the results of find and pass the results to cp?

In solaris, I'd like to copy all files found by the find command to a slightly different path. The following script basically executes cp for each file found by find. For example: cp ...
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How to find Binary file in solaris?

I am working on Sun Netra T5220, and working on project Session border controller(SBC). In one of the step I had to follow this procedure "copy the binary to a folder and run OPenSBC". Can any body ...
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Solaris 10 with Gnome: How do I rotate my screen?

Anyone know how to rotate your screen from landscape to portrait in Solaris 10 with Gnome? Update: Have looked in: Launch -> Preferences -> System preferences (has nothing relevant) Launch -> ...
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How to burn a CD-ROM from a Mac for Solaris; getting mangled filenames on mount

I would like to burn a CD using a Mac (10.5) which I can then access from a Solaris 10 x86 machine. This partially works: Insert blank CD and let the Finder open it so it creates a "Recordable CD" ...
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Installing Solaris with Window. Disk partitioning problem

I am running Windows and want to install Solaris but am having hard time while using the installer. I have 1 primary partition of 40GB and one extended partition. The extended partition has 4 logical ...
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Problem in installing OpenOffice 3.1 on Solaris 10

I want OpenOffice in Solaris. So I downloaded OpenOffice from the link below. http://download.openoffice.org/other.html#tested-full My OpenOffice is in .tar.gz format so I unzipped the file using ...
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Minimum requirements for (open) Solaris?

I'm thinking about knocking together a Solaris box at home to act as a combination server and learning exercise. What are the minimum hardware specifications I can throw at it such that it'll be ...
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Enter/Delete/Backspace not working in Java-applications on Solaris running on VirtualBox

I have this strange issue with my keyboard in Solaris 10 running on VirtualBox (Windows 7 host). It works fine in the terminal and all native applications but when it comes to all Java-applications my ...
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Solaris says my partition is using 100+ GB, but the partition looks empty. Where is the space being used?

I'm telnetting into a Solaris 5.9 box that's supposed to store our oracle database. I deleted the old version of the database, tried to move in the new version (the entire database is 90GB) but I ...
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On Solaris, can I alias one command to multiple possible locations?

Let's say I have a script called bob. It might be in two locations: /usr/local/bin/bob or /usr/local/bin/scripts/bob. Is there a way I can alias bob to both locations and it will stop whenever it ...
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Untar on Solaris

I'm using a Sun Sparc System, aka Solaris. I have a .tar.gz file, and I can't figure out how to untar it. The command I usually use doesn't work: tar -xzvf file.tar.gz Anybody know how to do this? ...
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File permissions on a Solaris system - using ACl or sticky bit?

I have a problem on my Solaris file server, with UFS file system. I have created a folder on my file server called "projects" intended for storing all files connected with projects that we are ...