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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ttyb serial port connectivity issues

I am having issues with a device connected to my Sun V440 ttyb serial port. How would I test the connectivity of the port to see if any data is moving across the connection? I am trying to see if the ...
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shadow files getting created automatically in /etc in solaris server.(SunOS 5.10)

In my Solaris server (SunOS 5.10) shadow files are getting created automatically every 10 minutes for two particular users in /etc. The content of the files is the same as /etc/shadow. Say john and ...
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Why CRONTAB tasks are lost when quit Putty session? [closed]

I logged to remote computer, running under Solaris, using Putty and added some jobs to be run by cron. When I quit console and logged once again all jobs was lost. crontab -l myuser How do I ...
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system monitoring tools

What command line utilities come standard with sunos to do system monitoring? I've been able to find prstat, but I would like something that will tell me memory usage and IOWAIT as well. It looks ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11

Not sure if I have come to the right place with the right problem but I don't really have much option as I have not found even a close solution to my problems in any other website during my tireless ...
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Unable to open Windows Disk partitions in solaris 11 [duplicate]

I have recently installed solaris 11, but I am an absolute beginner in unix systems. The only unix like environment I have got myself into before is ubuntu which was quite a bit different from solaris ...
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How can I check which terminal definitions are available?

The bulk of the question is in title, but to elaborate a little: On most Linuxes I can find /usr/share/terminfo -type f. But on Solaris machine I have nearby - this directory doesn't even exist. I ...
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Formatting the output: Underlining

I wrote the following function in ksh that prints its first argument to the screen and underlines it with the appropriate ammount of - character: print_underlined () { word=$1 echo $word ...
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Solaris 10 IPMP and zones

Is there a way to have an IPMP group Virtual IP only be assigned to a none global zone ? The reason I ask is the need to reduce the number of IP addresses, as we only have so many spare. If I have ...
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OpenIndiana driving me nuts: install vlc

I've scoured the internet in search of a way to install VLC on OpenIndiana version 158a and I cannot find it. Here are the error messages I'm getting: No suitable version of required package ...
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Can not find link to download OpenSolaris source code

I want to understand how OpenSolaris ptools(process tools) works. How exactly pstack, pmap, pargs etc works, but I can't find any link to its full source code. I can only find an online version of ...
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update line based on previous line

I have a issue since I'm not familiar with awk. I have csv file generated from sar -d output converted to csv style: 12:33:41 unix,restarts 12:35:00,lofi4096,0,0.0,0,0,0.0,0.0 ...
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What exactly is the lwp and threads in solaris?

The book "Solaris Internals" says Solaris executes kernel threads for kernel-related tasks, such as interrupt handling, memory page management, device drivers, etc. For user-process execution, kernel ...
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Is file /etc/vfstab Solaris specific?

Is file /etc/vfstab Solaris specific. I mean it only exists in SunOS/Solaris and there is no such file in other UNIX-es/Linux/*BSD.
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Unable to boot New solaris ramdisk image in SAM - Bad Magic number error

I am trying to create a new ramdisk for SAM with 1GB space from the provided "disk.s10hw2". Below are the following steps (following the thread in OTN: Booting problem with custom built solaris10 disk ...
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solaris netstat -rn output clarification

We have couple of servers performing the same function. On some I see following output: Routing Table: IPv4 Destination Gateway Flags Ref Use Interface ...
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How do I install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 machine using external DVD drive?

I want to install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 Machine. It comes on a CD-ROM. Can I install it using an external DVD-drive?
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Any reason an HP C7499A DVD ROM shouldn't work on an old Sun Ultra Enterprise II?

I'm trying to switch from a CD-ROM to a DVD-ROM on an old Sparc Ultra Enterprise II. I got this C7499A but I can't seem to access anything on it. I thought that since it's SCSI it should work even ...
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solaris awk problems with date and if statements

I have daily files that come in via FTP with incorrect dates in the first column of the file. I have figured out how to deduct one day to derive the correct date and print this to a new file. The main ...
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evince opens a new document to the last page

I have a postscript file (created using groff) which is a multi-page document. If I open it using ggv on Solaris 10 it opens correctly to page 1. When I open it using evince on Solaris 11 it opens ...
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mod_qos not loading in apache on solaris

I have installed and configured the mod_qos in my Apache 2.2.24. However, Apache passes the configtest. But when starting the server, It starts with a single process that crashes in a minute. Even ...
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What's up with “Error in lockf()” just for one particular user?

We're running a Java manufacturing/equipment control application on Solaris. Equipment control is done via the serial port on the SunRay terminal at the user station. The interesting thing is that ...
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Open program in another terminal window windows-solaris

I am running Attachmate Reflection for UNIX and logging into my Solaris system. I then want to open a file with nedit but I get an error: NEdit: Can't open display So, I type in xhost + and ...
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Can sudo to user but 'run command as' is denied?

I was wondering how to run a command as another user from a script without password. sudo -l return: (root) NOPASSWD: /bin/su - someuser There is no problem to sudo as someuser. Command sudo su - ...
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Autofs home directories with passwordless logins

I want a setup where a user home directory is mounted on login (autofs). This is working with password based authentication. However, I want passwordless authentication, by generating public keys. ...
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A command which returns either a process ID, if running, or some other output if not?

I'm looking for a command that will give me the PID, and it's not running it should give me some output other than blank. In my program, sometimes the library I'm using gives blank output even if ...
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What's the best strategy to catch mystery process?

I have running processes on my server that get killed every night at midnight. It's at work, I'm not around when it happens and I don't have remote access. The kill occurs very predicably at 23:59 ...
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useradd does not work but has exit code 0

One of my Solaris 10 servers will not add new users. Existing users are able to log in. The useradd command appears to work normally but it does not add the user. I checked my other Solaris servers ...
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Do I need a support contract to test my web application on solaris 10

I need to install Solaris 10 and I'm wondering if I need a support contract, on the download page it says that you need a support contract for production use, but I'm not too sure what production use ...
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tar + how to extract from /var/tmp in order to place the directories under /

I work with solaris 9 machine In order to extract the list.tar file I need to change directory to / And from there I do: tar -xvf list.tar Example Cd / tar -xvf list.tar x ...
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perl one liners + match word and delete string after separator

I work with linux/solaris machines and I need to add some rule in my ksh script: Please advise how to match the password word in file, and delete the value password after the separator "=" with perl ...
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How difficult will it be to determine, get and apply latest patches to Solaris 8

I have a Sun Ultra Enterprise 2 running Solaris 8 (Generic_108528-11). This hasn't had any patches applied for years. I just now got the configuration right for connecting to the internet through my ...
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How do I change the Java Security level?

We've got an ancient (internal use only) self-signed app that refuses to run now with the changes to the JRE. Working on getting a code signing certificate and rebuilding it, but that's horribly slow ...
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Similar to solaries prstart -t command in linux

What is a similar command in Linux for the command from Solaris: prstat -t I am interested to get user vice resource consumption (i.e. memory and processor). It gives NPROC UserName SWAP RSS ...
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solaris.grant and granting/delegating rights?

I have a couple of question regarding Solaris 11... First off, as far as I can tell, Solaris has dropped the auth solaris.grant in Solaris 11... Why was it removed? Is it no longer needed? Did it ...
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What happened to Primary Administrator profile in Solaris 11?

What happened to the "Primary Administrator" profile in Solaris 11? Why was it cut? Are there any alternatives? How does it differ from the root-role (which is profiles=All;auths=solaris.*) Is the ...
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How to create a gnu tarball that can be extracted by solaris tar

I am maintaining a legacy cygwin (with GNU tar v1.21) system and a legacy Solaris 9 system. The configuration of the Solaris 9 system is fixed and cannot be upgraded (i.e. I can't install gnu tar for ...
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Memory usage on SunOS and Linux

I have some doubts with memory usage. Currently I have nagios check who measures used memory from free -m command on Linux. I added another script for memory usage from ...
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Solaris SMF vs Linux Upstart [closed]

I'm in the process of learning Upstart after first having learned SMF. Naturally I'm assuming that they fulfill the same purpose but I'm aware that this is where I'm wrong. Ideally I was hoping ...
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Shell attempts to interpret Perl script in spite of correct shebang [closed]

I have looked through the forums and I can't seem to find how to fix this. I have a very simple perl code that works fine on Windows, but when I try it on Linux and Solaris I get the following errors: ...
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Moving to Solaris (from Linux) [closed]

I got curious about why not so many people have Solaris in their desktops and laptops. I wonder whether it's a good idea at all, or something just for the absolute geek. Could I maybe give it a try ...
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Solaris - get a list of the commands run at startup/boot?

Is there any way of seeing a list of commands that were run at startup/boot on Solaris? I know there is a network drive being mounted at startup but I wanted to see the exact 'mount ...' command ...
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How can I make PuTTY compatible with Solaris?

I'm connecting to a Solaris machine from WinXP using PuTTY. When I try to use the NumPad keys for editing a command in Bash (Home, End, Delete) a ~ character is instead printed to the console. ...
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Unable to mount CDROM on Solaris 10

I have problem with using CDROM on Solaris 10. When I mount any ISO using VMware, ISO is not being visible under Solaris. When I go to CDROM there is nothing inside: --- 134 # cd /cdrom --- 135 # ...
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What does @ mean in the hostname part of a .rhosts file in Solaris?

What does +@foo_hosts username mean in a user's .rhosts file? I presume it is defining a group of hosts in some way, but I can't figure out where to look for the definition of @foo_hosts. I found ...
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How can I continue past this point in installing Solaris 11 under VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on Mavericks?

I have a Mac running VMware Fusion 5.0.4 on OSX Mavericks, and I do not seem to be able to get past a certain point on installation on either of two installers I tried. A (text) window comes up, ...
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Is there any impact of reaping zombie processes?

I will execute following command for reaping zombie /usr/bin/preap $(ps -ef | grep defunct | grep -v grep | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs) Is there any service impact of this approach ?
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How to get the hostname along with the domain name?

In unix (Solaris) is there any command that returns the hostname and domain name together? For instance: hostname -> servername domainname -> us.xyz.com I need : servername.us.xyz.com
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Will there ever be a Solaris 12?

I'm not trying to be inflammatory with this question! I can't any statements though from Oracle regarding the future of Solaris, and wondered if there were any press releases or official notification ...
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How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script

How to terminate GUI in SunOS from a shell-script running it from the terminal.