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Software engineer at Sun Oracle working on the X Window System for Solaris, OpenSolaris, and Linux. Active member of the X.Org community.


Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
9
comment How to verify from “uname -a” output, the installed Solaris OS is openSolaris or not
showrev was removed in OpenSolaris and Solaris 11 & later, so can only give answers for Solaris 10 & older.
Aug
9
answered How to verify from “uname -a” output, the installed Solaris OS is openSolaris or not
Jul
10
awarded  Revival
Jun
28
answered where can I find the MIT-MAGIC-COOKIE in the user side?
Jun
21
answered On Solaris 7 Box trying to get X Record Extension Library to work using x11vnc
Jun
16
awarded  Caucus
May
26
comment cannot make protobuf on Solaris 8
Or you could stop trying to build new software on a 15 year old version that hits end of its extended support life this year and move forward to Solaris 10, which has stdint.h already.
Apr
20
answered How to install Solaris 11 on Sparc Enterprise T5240 from HyperTerminal
Apr
15
comment Compilation of gtkdialog with gcc fails on Solaris (cc1: error: invalid option `t')
gcc is seeing the -mt option (enable multithread features for cc) as the two options -m & -t and not knowing what to do with -t, so it's the -mt option you need to replace.
Mar
26
answered Why does showkey show a different keycode compared to xev?
Mar
20
answered Is file /etc/vfstab Solaris specific?
Mar
13
comment Why can't I use renice to increase a process' nice value?
The answer to “why?” is simply most likely to be “because no one needed it enough to write the code to fix it.” When Unix was originally written, tracking who set the priority of a process might have been expensive in terms of memory usage and work to update it, but on modern machines, that's negligible, just leaving lack of motivation for writing the code to track this for sites that want to keep the original policy of “user can't override sysadmin.”
Mar
13
answered What is the difference between X11R7.7 and X Server 1.14.4?
Feb
26
comment Open program in another terminal window windows-solaris
xauth handles your local X11 cookies files - it doesn't use $DISPLAY or connect to a X server, so xauth $DISPLAY is both bad syntax and a bad test case.
Feb
3
answered How difficult will it be to determine, get and apply latest patches to Solaris 8
Jan
28
comment What happened to Primary Administrator profile in Solaris 11?
And for running all commands with full privileges without any discretion in any code path in which RBAC was used, causing unexpected use of root in some cases (like in GNOME with profile aware menu launchers).
Jan
13
comment X client forwarded over SSH “cannot open display: localhost:11.0”
Adding the -v flag to ssh is often helpful in troubleshooting as well.
Dec
20
comment Launch a fake/minimal X session for Pulseaudio/dbus
Xvfb has to do some setup before it is ready to accept X connections, so if the later commands run too soon, you may find they fail to connect to the X server. You may want to look into using xinit to start Xvfb, and put those commands in the .xinitrc so that xinit starts them only once Xvfb is ready for them.