[geeks] Solaris 9, First thoughts
scott at doc.net.au
Sat Jan 19 14:16:17 CST 2002
On Sat, Jan 19, 2002 at 01:23:28PM -0600, Bill Bradford wrote:
> Let me know what you think...
> - DiskSuite (aka "Solaris Volume Manager" is integrated into this release,
> but apparently you have to install Sun Management Console and the related
> utilities to get to it and use/configure it. If anybody knows of an
> alternative, please let me know. Also, SMC is slow, *too* slow. I'm
OK, Sun needs to be shot for this one, but SMC is NOT Sun Management
SMC is Solaris Management Console, and is included as a part of Solaris.
SunMC is Sun Management Center, and is an extra.
In order to the get SVM/Disksuite GUI you need to use SMC, which can be
accessed by just running "smc".
That said, you don't actually need to use SMC to use SVM - you can still
configure it using the files in /etc/lvm, as in Solaris 8.
> - One thing I havent figured out yet. With Solaris8, if you wanted to use an
> alternate window manager, you just had to create an .xinitrc in your home
> directory, and then pick OpenWindows in the CDE login panel. This would
> "catch" your .xinitrc before launching OpenWindows, and use your desired
> window manager instead. Now that CDE is the *only* option, what about those
> of us who prefer a different window manager? (I prefer WindowMaker).
Presuming you're the sysadmin, you can relatively easily add new windows
managers to the list of available WM's at the CDE login screen. I forget
the exact details, but all the info you need is just beyond Google...
For anyone trying to setup a Jumpstart server from the Solaris 9EA ISOs,
I've put up some details on how to do this at
Unfortunately it's not as easy as it used to be...
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