[rescue] Mainframe on eBay

Patrick Giagnocavo 717-201-3366 patrick at zill.net
Sat Sep 17 18:03:55 CDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-09-17 at 18:20, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> Also, the breach of feature parity between Solaris/SPARC & Solaris/x86
> is nasty.  Why put Xsun in one & Xorg in the other?  Why make features
> of the desktop in Solaris/SPARC depend on X extensions that -only- work
> in Solaris/x86 (XRandR comes to mind)?

Sol/x86 comes with both Xsun and Xorg .

One of the first hits for a Google of "solaris 10 x86 xsun" gives this:


Look for Xsun on that page.

> The new service stuff is irritating, but I suspect it's one of those
> things that feels better the more you use it.  I don't think I'll ever
> like typing svcadm -restart svc://network/mail/sendmail or whatever more
> than /etc/init.d/sendmail restart, though.

You need only specify the part that is unique.  E.g. "svcadm restart ssh" will restart ssh, because there is no other service that has the string ssh in it.  For RPC, you do need to specify more, because there are a couple different RPC services.

> I just hope I can stomach it on a server, because I blew a -lot- of
> money on decent Sun hardware in the hopes that zones will be an
> improvement over the "everything box".

Zones is the single best feature that Solaris has added in the last few releases that I can think of.


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