[rescue] first real server hardware

William Enestvedt William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu
Thu Apr 15 15:05:17 CDT 2004

William G. Gruesbeck wrote:
> Should I even consider getting a framebuffer for it? While I'm
> comfortable using serial consoles and ssh sessions, my goals
> are to use it mainly to learn Solaris well enough to put it on my
> resume, maybe get a cert or two, and to play with a nice OS on real
> hardware.
   Well, depending on what certs/experience you're after, certain things
_need_ a GUI, like the Oracle installer. And I think Sun pushes using
stuff like admintool as the "official" way to do some tasks, like set up
printers (though I confess I haven't looked into this lately).
  You can always run vnc or something, but "it's better to have and not
need than need and not have" -- and at the prices people charge for a
framebuffer, why ot?
Will Enestvedt
UNIX System Administrator
Johnson & Wales University -- Providence, RI

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