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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
20
answered Mouse scrolling in CDE file manager
Aug
10
awarded  Yearling
Aug
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
3
answered How can I check what signals a process is listening to?
Aug
2
comment Viewing very wide files
The problem pointed out in that page is that awk -F works with Solaris awk for single characters, but not for strings. The newer awks (nawk, xpg4 awk, or on more recent Solaris versions, GNU gawk) support more features than the classic awk does.
Jul
6
comment Tool in UNIX to subtract dates
On Solaris 11, it will be installed as both /usr/bin/gdate and /usr/gnu/bin/date so you can choose to use it either by name or by $PATH setting.
Jul
2
answered Resolving circular dependency hell for libX11 and libXi
Jun
28
comment change shell in Solaris/SunOS for your user only wihtout access to /etc/passwd
Unfortunately, Solaris doesn't provide chsh, so unless the local admin installed it, that won't help here.
Jun
28
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jun
18
answered Splitting display among computers
Jun
2
answered XAUTHORITY environ variable set repeatedly on every login
May
24
awarded  Civic Duty
May
16
answered Studio 12.3: language optional software package not installed
May
5
comment How can I disable /proc pseudo-filesystem on a shared Linux environment?
For Solaris, see How to Limit Display of Other User's Processes to configure which users can see what other users are doing.
May
5
awarded  Informed
Apr
11
comment Triple compression and I only save 1% in space?
bzip will compress the original tar much better than it can compress an already gzipped tar file.
Apr
6
comment How do I get current keyboard layout?
-query was added in setxkbmap 1.2.0
Mar
1
awarded  Announcer
Feb
28
comment Solaris default install (user tools)
On Solaris 11, vim is the default vi now.
Feb
2
comment Browser fails to reach any host on Solaris 8
Have you tried using traceroute to some of those IP addresses to see where the failure occurs?