Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:00 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Solaris 10
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:18 pm 
Team Member Top 10
Team Member Top 10
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:25 am
Posts: 5179
Ok, I've got Solaris 10 x86 downloaded and installed on a Dual PIII 1Ghz PC. Seems to be running Ok.

I'm having some difficulty with the CLI commands. I assume this is Unix (BSD?)... does it have some sort of package manager like apt or emerge?

It appears to have Evolution on it, so I may be able to connect to our exchange server. However, I need to get a VNC program. RealVNC.com has one for solaris, but it's for the SPARC platform. Anyone know of a Solaris/unix port that will work with x86?

Well, it's time for me to go home so, I'll save any other questions I have for tomorrow.

Thanks.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 6:26 pm 
iron colbinator
iron colbinator
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 2:25 pm
Posts: 2761
Location: Washington, the state
Check out Solaris docs at docs.sun.com

Here's one about managing software with their GUI tool (in the basic system administration section)

Solaris does have a package management system (the pkgadd tool). Their naming conventions aren't terribly useful but once you figure out what you're looking at you kind of get used to it. I don't know about remote packages like APT, though, I never bothered to get that far with Solaris myself :)

Here's a Sun Freeware Site that seems to have links for both Intel and sparc, not to mention some FAQs and whatnot that will probably prove to be useful.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:04 am 
Team Member Top 10
Team Member Top 10
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:25 am
Posts: 5179
You are awesome! Thanks, I'll have some reading/learning to do today. :)


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:08 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:32 pm
Posts: 2555
Location: Somewhere between compilation and linking
We use Real VNC on the Solaris server at school, so you should be able to get that set up. Instead of using VNC though, you might want to just use X, which is already setup installed and on my network and was much faster than VNC. At work, we use a program called Exceed to connect to the Solaris servers there.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:25 am 
Team Member Top 10
Team Member Top 10
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 14, 2004 11:25 am
Posts: 5179
Gadget wrote:
Instead of using VNC though, you might want to just use X.

X? Isn't that X-server, which is what Gnome and KDE use or is this something else?

I'm not currently using Solaris on that PC anymore 'cause I couldn't figure out how to get Folding at Home running on it... I couldn't possibly allow you catch up. :P

Actually, the reason I wanted VNC is so that I could control other PC's from the Solaris box. What I'm trying to do is have at least 1 Non-Windows box that I can use daily and administer Windows PCs from.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:27 am 
Coppermine
Coppermine
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2004 7:51 am
Posts: 607
Location: 127.0.0.1
TWBalls wrote:
X? Isn't that X-server, which is what Gnome and KDE use or is this something else?


Yes. X Windows is based on a client-server model. The client's connection (KDE or GNOME for example) is transparent to the X server whether it is local or across a network.


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 3:07 pm 
iron colbinator
iron colbinator
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 25, 2004 2:25 pm
Posts: 2761
Location: Washington, the state
TWBalls wrote:
Actually, the reason I wanted VNC is so that I could control other PC's from the Solaris box. What I'm trying to do is have at least 1 Non-Windows box that I can use daily and administer Windows PCs from.


Why not use terminal services to a Win2000/2003 server or XP box? That's how I cheat ;)

http://www.rdesktop.org


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:00 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:32 pm
Posts: 2555
Location: Somewhere between compilation and linking
TWBalls wrote:
Gadget wrote:
Instead of using VNC though, you might want to just use X.

X? Isn't that X-server, which is what Gnome and KDE use or is this something else?

I'm not currently using Solaris on that PC anymore 'cause I couldn't figure out how to get Folding at Home running on it... I couldn't possibly allow you catch up. :P

LOL... there is no danger of that happening any time soon. :)


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 16, 2005 11:05 pm 
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
Bitchin' Fast 3D Z8000*
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 11:32 pm
Posts: 2555
Location: Somewhere between compilation and linking
Skeksis wrote:
TWBalls wrote:
X? Isn't that X-server, which is what Gnome and KDE use or is this something else?


Yes. X Windows is based on a client-server model. The client's connection (KDE or GNOME for example) is transparent to the X server whether it is local or across a network.

Just to be clear, an X client doesn't have to be a window manager like KDE or Gnome. It is really any client application that uses the X protocal to display something. Kind of murky, I know.... maybe Colby can shed a little more light on this.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

© 2014 Future US, Inc. All rights reserved.