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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
4
awarded  Excavator
Aug
4
revised Java process, swap (/proc Solaris10) memory highly utilized
reformat list of urls so it actually shows up as a list of links
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Java process, swap (/proc Solaris10) memory highly utilized
Aug
4
answered How can I check what version of the VI editor I have?
Aug
4
revised Does Solaris have an equivalent to /etc/ld.so.conf?
fix link to former Sun docs moved to docs.oracle.com
Aug
4
revised Compiling old solaris programs under Linux
fix link to former Sun docs moved to docs.oracle.com
Aug
4
revised How do I see more of the command line with the KDE System Guard Process Table
fix link since Oracle broke blogs.sun.com -> blogs.oracle.com redirects
Aug
4
revised Hide processes from other users based on groups (under Linux)?
fix link since Oracle broke blogs.sun.com -> blogs.oracle.com redirects
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Does Solaris have an equivalent to /etc/ld.so.conf?
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Compiling old solaris programs under Linux
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on How do I see more of the command line with the KDE System Guard Process Table
Aug
4
revised Can't register or update Solaris 11 Express
fix links yet again
Aug
4
suggested suggested edit on Hide processes from other users based on groups (under Linux)?
Aug
4
answered How can I get an ELO Touch Screen to work?
May
5
comment Deciding on a font, and determining the proper notation
The XLFD specification can be found at x.org/releases/current/doc along with a more up-to-date version of that old XFree86 doc you linked to.
Feb
9
comment Why is the default process creation mechanism fork?
POSIX has in fact added a complex fork-and-exec combined interface in posix_spawn: pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/009695399/functions/… Most software still uses the older, simpler interfaces though.
Jan
16
comment How to install software in solaris?
Only if netbackup is provided in one of the package repositories you have configured, which given it's a commercial package sold by Symantec, it may not be.
Jan
1
comment display login window as list of users
That picture looks nothing like xdm though, so it must be a more modern display manager. (At least upstream xdm has no ability to choose language or session.)
Dec
19
answered Is FreeBSD license easier than Ubuntu/Fedora/CentOS/ArchLinux when it comes to GPL + Close source + Sell?
Dec
12
comment Is there a yum or apt-get like system on Solaris?
@symcbean You must be remembering the old SVR4 packaging system from Solaris 10 and earlier. Solaris 11 pkg absolutely does dependency management.