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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“NFS <server> not responding still trying” error timestamp

Sometime while my putty session is connected to server, it gets this NFS error. Note the server is Solaris 11 based. NFS server <server> not responding still trying NFS server <server> ...
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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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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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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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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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Solaris cron ignoring mail aliases?

As a Solaris user, I want cron jobs generated emails for the localuser@server to be forwarded to my myuser@sample.com email account, so that I read only one inbox. To resolve this I have forwarded ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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Is it possible to redefine the tilde ('~', home directory)?

Is it possible to redefine the home directory? e.g. to /ext1/username instead of /home/username, i.e. expanding the ~ to another directory (as opposed to changing the actual home directory where ...
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Solaris 10 on x86: local sockets (unix domain sockets) very very slow? [closed]

I'm writing an application both on Linux and Solaris 10. It uses local sockets for some internal communications. On Linux an open, exchange one short message & close cycle takes about 10us elapsed ...
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/var/adm/wtmpx: Value too large for defined data type [closed]

getting error /var/adm/wtmpx: Value too large for defined data type in Solaris 10.
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Configure Solaris to write out a core image of an abnormally terminated telnet and man process

What is the easiest way to configure Solaris to write out a core image of an abnormally terminated telnet and man process?
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How does dispatcher work?

This is a general Operating Systems theory question but since I am learning OS theory through UNIX-like systems I wanted to ask it here. Today, after my OS lecture , I asked to our instructor that: ...
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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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Solaris 10 - what is appserv and boot.server? What do they do?

I'm working in a Solaris 10 zone on legacy startup scripts in the /etc/rc3.d/ There are two items that I don't know what they do. I know how legacy start-up works but just don't know what these items ...
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need to display hard error , transport error & soft errors above 2

iostat -En | nawk '/Hard Errors/ {line=$0;gsub(/.*Hard Errors:/,""); \ if($1>2) printf("%s\n",line); }' The output of this is c0t1d0 Soft Errors: 0 ...
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need to display Hard error,transport error &soft error above 2 for the output of iostat -En | grep Hard like this [duplicate]

I am new to this field scripting. iam a solaris engineer.shall i get the answer of this script in KSH scripting" iostat -En | nawk '/Hard Errors/ {line=$0;gsub(/.*Hard Errors:/,"");if($1>2) ...
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Cannot Connect to Internet but can SSH into Solaris x86 (vs. 11)

I am able to connect remotely to the machine using SSH, but I cannot ping www.google.com through the machine. I did the following to make sure SSH was enabled (well I know it is, as I am using ...
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SELinux context of files mounted from a Solaris server

Something I'm attempting to run in RHEL6 fails as a result of SELinux. The problem is temporarily easily solved with "setenforce 0". However turning SELinux off entirely isn't an option in my case. ...
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from iostat -En output ,i need to display Hard Error more than 2

I am a Customer service engineer for solaris. But I am new to shell scripting, I need to display the lines which are having Hard Errors more than 2 from the output of iostat -En | grep Hard in case of ...
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How do I trigger a script when a folder is updated in Solaris 5.10?

We are trying to write a script to move away files as soon as they drop in a folder. One way of achieving this is running rsync in a script on cron scheduler. The problem with this approach is the ...
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Solaris 11 - (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated)

During a restart of a server with Solaris 11, the system halted with the following alert: WARNING: exec(/usr/sbin/init) failed with errno 8. (unix: Could not start init) Program terminated. The ...
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How do I send all information in /var/adm/message file to a remote system?

I'm trying to figure out how to send all information that is normally identified in the /var/adm/message file on a Solaris system to a remote system.
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Can I change the output format of the “last” command to display the year?

I'm trying to find a way to report on the most recent login for all users on my Solaris 10 server. I'm starting with the output of the last command. Using that command, I get output like this: ...
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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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Solaris 11 text mode after boot

I am running Solaris 11 on VMWare Workstation host machine Windows 7. Here is my OS and system details: SunOS solaris 5.11 11.0 i86pc i386 i86pc I want to boot Solaris 11 in text mode only i.e make ...