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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.


Oct
22
comment What is the meaning of every column when executing psig command?
While current Solaris source isn't available, this output hasn't changed in many years, so you can reference the source code in the final OpenSolaris snapshot - specifically psig.c.
Oct
13
comment patch bash at sunos5.7
Bash was not included in Solaris 7 (SunOS 5.7) - you should find out where the copy of bash you have now came from and update it via the same method (rebuild with the same options, install new package from same provider, etc.). Though of course if you need security patches, you need to move to an OS that's new enough to still get them, since Solaris 7 isn't being patched for any security bugs now, years after the end of its support lifecycle.
Oct
10
comment Why does the X Window System use a server?
X used named pipe on SysV systems where named pipes were bi-directional, including Solaris & SCO Unixes.
Sep
29
comment shellshock solution for nexenta/solaris
For Solaris, Oracle published patches on their support portal.
Sep
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
18
comment Solaris 10 : command to copy text to the clipboard. (command line)
The clipboard man page you link to for OpenSolaris is not for a command, but is for a Tcl/Tk function you can use when writing Tcl/Tk programs. As for the Copy key, it doesn't run a separate program, but is treated by the running application as a keyboard shortcut for its builtin copy functionality.
Sep
15
comment Programmatic way to install xkb keyboard layout
Fonts are very different from keyboard layouts - they are generally just adding a new file, not editing existing ones, and are much more widely distributed than keyboard layouts. There isn't good support for adding new keyboard layouts into the existing files on the system, they're generally added into the upstream XKB-config files and picked up by the packagers.
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?