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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.


Dec
10
answered Recursive search doesn't work for grep on solaris
Nov
22
comment How do you configure numpad keys using XKB?
Have you looked in the keypad symbols file?
Nov
21
comment What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?
@NullUserException - sorry, no, I've not tried installing the Oracle DB.
Nov
18
comment What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?
@NullUserException: you should have found xeyes is in pkg:/x11/demo and xterm is in pkg:/terminal/xterm. The compatibility/packages/SUNWxwplt depends on those as it installs everything that was in the Solaris 10 SUNWxwplt package, for compatibility with old SVR4 packages that depend on SUNWxwplt and while it may go away, the actual packages should not.
Nov
17
comment What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?
All of those are available on Solaris 11 if you install the packages - use pkg search xeyes for instance to find the right package. Whether they're installed by default or not depends on whether you used the text or gui installer.
Nov
17
comment What is a good X application I can use to test the X server on Solaris?
On Solaris 10 and older, it's in /usr/openwin/bin - on Solaris 11 it's in /usr/bin.
Nov
17
answered Manipulating X key and pointer grabs on the command line
Sep
28
comment OpenSolaris vs. Debian for Xen Hypervisor VM server
OpenSolaris did support Xen, but OpenSolaris is itself no longer supported. Oracle's replacement, Solaris 11, dropped the Xen support; the community fork, OpenIndiana, still has it, but seems to be focusing on KVM instead.
Sep
27
answered X -config Leaves a Blank Screen
Aug
27
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27
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27
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Aug
27
revised How to enable (format) a disk in SunOS then add it to a DiskGroup?
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Aug
11
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Aug
8
comment I have an ATI Radeon HD 6300 series video card; what do I use, radeon or radeonhd driver?
radeon is still actively developed and maintained, while radeonhd has gone defunct and is no longer updated. (Last commit to radeonhd git was over a year ago.)