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saslauthd works when run 'standalone' but not when run by OmniOS svcadm

If I run saslauthd via svcadm it does not work, but if I run it from the command-line, it does. u@h:w$ svcadm enable saslauthd u@h:w$ ps -ef|grep sasl ...
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What dictates smf service maintenance mode?

I have smartos machines running a custom application as an smf service (a circonus monitoring agent). On some of these machines the agent errors when starting and gets stuck in a restart loop ...
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How To Read Variable Value Using mdb?

Let's say I set a parameter with the following command, how could I read it back later on? mdb -kwe "spa_load_verify_metadata/W 0" I am trying to read the man page, but I'm only in this OS ...
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Does Opensolaris offer distributed ZFS filesystems

I haven't had any luck getting a confirmed yes or no to this question. I'd like to run ZFS as a distributed file system (like Gluster or CEPH). OpenZFS and ZFS on Linux does not (yet) have file ...
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List processes that have been running more than 2 hours

How can I list processes, with a defined name, that have been running for more than 2 hours. This is what I have tried. ps -efo pid,comm,etime | grep 'process name' | awk '{print $3}' This is for ...
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Tribblix: cannot start xfce

I installed the illumos (opensolaris) distro Tribblix and can't start Xfce. I tried both with a display manager, slim (I know it's old, but it's the only one they offer), and from the console. The ...
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OpenIndiana Hipster boot problems

I installed OpenIndiana Hipster on a separate GPT partition alongside other Unixes following this guide from the openindiana wiki. After I finished, I tried to boot into the fresh installation but it ...
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What is OS apix module?

I'm using Solaris 10 Update 10 OS on my HPE BL460c Gen8 server. It is recommended by HPE to disable OS apix module, For ProLiant Gen8 servers, HPE Recommends disabling the OS apix module. To ...
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Must auths for privilege and such still be explicitly listed, or are they now included in solaris.*?

In OpenSolaris and the Solaris-version around that time, the solaris.grant auth wasn't included in solaris.* and had to be explicitly added. For example, from the definition of the Primary ...
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Why can't I import an ZFS pool without partitioning the data disk with fdisk?

I have a strange situation here, in which I am unable to import an ZFS pool that I brought from another OS UNLESS I fdisk the disk of the pool. I am puzzled as to why this is happening and hoping to ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 - setting MANPATH variable

What is the right way to extend MANPATH in Solaris? Currently it is empty for a user session, so I get to do it manually in $HOME/.bash_profile: MANPATH=/usr/man:/usr/share/man:/usr/sfw/man:/opt/...
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Can all OSS for Linux be built to run on an Illumos based OS like OpenIndiana?

I like trying different OSs, but I have yet to try a Illumos-based OS. Can I run all or most Linux Software, just by building from source?
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OracleSolaris 11.2 - delete a directory which is mount point

I removed a user from the syste, with userdel -r user however it still keeps its homedirectory /export/home/user, although the contents has been removed. The directory is mounted, but I don't know ...
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changing timezone in Oracle Solaris 11.2

I'm confused: what is the right way to change TZ on a freshly installed Solaris 11.2? I have found these, but am unsure which to use: Reconfiguring Date and Time Before and After an Installation ...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 hostname change

I changed the hostname using svccfg and svcadm restart as described in https://blogs.oracle.com/VDIpier/entry/solaris_11_changing_the_hostname however it didn't update /etc/inet/hosts and /etc/inet/...
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OracleSolaris 11.2 and dual boot with Linux

I've read through different documents describing dual-boot configuration Solaris+Linux, however I'm still struggling with it. I first installed Fedora12, and then OracleSolaris 11.2, which of course ...
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Oracle Solaris 11.2 hangs during installation

I'm in the process of installing OracleSolaris 11.2 (taken from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/server-storage/solaris11/downloads/install-2245079.html) on PC with the following spec: Intel Core2 ...
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Writing drivers for Oracle Solaris

I understand that Oracle doesn't provide sources for Solaris any more, as was done via OpenSolaris in the past. However, they do offer live CD images. How much does a system installed with such ...
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Webserver on Solaris 10 + zones. How to do it properly?

I have 1 real IP and many websites. Initial idea was to separate each website into it's own exclusive-ip (vnic) non-global zone. MySQL server have it's own non-global zone. Question is: what is the ...
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OpenIndiana driving me nuts: install vlc

I need to install VLC on OpenIndiana version 158a and I cannot find it. Here are the error messages I'm getting: No suitable version of required package pkg://openindiana.org/SUNWless@436,5.11-0....
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Does any OS support ZFS on MIPS?

Does there exist an operating system supporting ZFS under the MIPS architecture? If so, which operating system(s)? I am especially interested in: Support for ZFS on Loongson. OSes free from binary ...
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How do I install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 machine using external DVD drive?

I want to install Solaris 10 on a Sunblade 150 Machine. It comes on a CD-ROM. Can I install it using an external DVD-drive?
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How to configure OpenIndiana(151a8 aka "hipster") for development?

I saw a similar post about Solaris and thought of a similar howto. I've heard of recent news (as in 2013) with the distribution and I learned I could easily update my initial OpenIndiana 151a7 release ...
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How to compile LXDE on OpenIndiana - how to deal with those AM errors in lxde-common-qt?

Fresh install, installed ss-dev, gcc-dev, sunstudio, a few other packages I thought were relevant based on what I read. Just want to compile LXDE from source because when I look at installing from ...
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Nexenta (Solaris), strange user membership from LDAP

Why do run id command in the Nexenta OS (Solaris+Ubuntu), I get different result? a_ay@nexenta:/etc$ id -G 513 512 1000 201 203 1010 1013 1019 1020 1036 1039 1040 1041 1045 1046 1047 a_ay@nexenta:/...
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Veritas Volume Manager on OpenSolaris

I downloaded: http://download.oracle.com/otn/solaris/11/OracleSolaris11_11-11_VM.zip and succesfully booted it! :) only two things needed to be changed: 512 MByte RAM and VBox Processor Execution ...
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Difference between Solaris and OpenSolaris?

So I want to learn using Solaris [Diskgroups, etc.]. I recently found out that there is an OS named OpenSolaris: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenSolaris Is it a good point to learn Solaris? Or it'...
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Is FreeBSD license easier than Ubuntu/Fedora/CentOS/ArchLinux when it comes to GPL + Close source + Sell?

If I use FreeBSD/OpenSolaris, and stop using Ubuntu/Fedora/CentOS/ArchLinux, migrate my all applications to FreeBSD/OpenSolaris will that reduce license problems? Specially, GPL/LGPL is very ...
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How to install Ubuntu 11.04 after installing OpenSolaris.2009.06 without causing any problems?

I have installed OpenSolaris.2009.06 on a server a few month ago, and have been working with it. Now I wanted to install Ubuntu 11.04. I have a large amount of sensitive data on OpenSolaris. Is there ...
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Find out global zone Name once you logged into a NON global zone

I understand in Unix Oracle-Solaris OS the zoneadm list command will easily show all the available zones. But if I am logged into a non global zone there is no easy way to get information about the ...
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OpenSolaris vs. Debian for Xen Hypervisor VM server

all. I've just purchased a computer that I'd like to repurpose as a lab server. It's a six-core AMD processor with 8 gigs of ram (16 gig max) and a terabyte hard drive. My idea is to hose Windows, ...
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What are core.mountd.######### files? OpenSolaris

I and gaining an ever expanding list of of core.mountd.12009999475 type files in my root directory? What are these? Can I just delete them? What causes them to be created?
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No space on device when removing a file under OpenSolaris

While trying to mount a NFS share (exported from an OpenIndiana server) on a client box, the OI server crashed. I got the black screen of death, what looked like a log dump, then the system restated. ...
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Why is GNU screen / byobu leaving garbage text in the shell during a reverse search?

I recently starting using GNU screen via Byobu but I think the problem is related to screen. I first SSH into a server and then do a reverse search to run a commonly run command (dump a the database)....
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Opensolaris snmp broadcast

A network sensor I'm evaluating is showing that my Opensolaris server is broadcasting on the snmp port 161, and I'm getting alerts about every 2 minutes. How can I turn off the snmp broadcast (i.e. ...
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Can not find link to download OpenSolaris source code

I want to understand how OpenSolaris ptools(process tools) works. How exactly pstack, pmap, pargs etc works, but I can't find any link to its full source code. I can only find an online version of ...
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The future of OpenSolaris

since OpenSolaris is more or less abandoned by Oracle, is there a nice alternative that implements the unique features of OSOL? ZFS is one thing, but I liked the image creation system, that let you ...
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