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Old 03-21-2006
Solaris 10 X86

Ok here goes, this MCSE is now fed up with MS, they are telling me that my Legal XP has a s/num they didnt issue.
After countless emails I am P with them and am loooking for a new OS.
Tried Linux, got it working but seems too flaky for me.
Have installed Solaris 10 X86 (on a temp pc AMD Athlon 1.3 GHZ ) but I am wondering if its small 16mB video card may not be enough for X Windows.
Two things, my Internet connection is on a Windows PC with Inet sharing set up. The Linus PC worked just fine but cant get the Solaris to work.
I suspect it is because I have not got a default gateway set up.
HOW do I reconfigure the O/S to set one up.
Also on logging in from the console X will not start, I have been able to start it by going into the X11 directory and typing (GRM) I think.
I have run the setup program and all seems fine, also you get to see the colours OK.
Sorry to be a bit vague but I have limited experience with Unix type systems.

Thanks
Mike
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Old 03-22-2006
First step for Solaris on x86/x64 is a visit to the HCL to see if your harware is fully supported.

A default route is configured by creating a file /etc/defaultrouter containing the ip address of the router (and nothing else). This will take on next reboot, you can use the command
Code:
route add default XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX

where XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX is the ip of the gateway to set it temporarily, without a reboot.

16mb of video memory is plenty to run an X desktop, the limitations as to what you can do with it are similar to those you would experience in windows with 16mb: you just can't go to graphically intensive.
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