[rescue] Using a Fire V240 as a desktop...

Caleb Cupples cscupples at gmail.com
Mon Nov 29 18:54:41 CST 2010

On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 6:35 PM, John Ruschmeyer <jruschme at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 29, 2010 at 7:18 PM, Phil Stracchino
<alaric at metrocast.net>wrote:
>> On 11/29/10 17:43, Caleb Cupples wrote:
>> > Anyway, I'm off to decide what to run on this beast, since I'm having
>> > trouble deciding between Solaris 10, OpenSolaris and Debian.
>> You have a pretty-much-definitive ideal Solaris 10 box there....  :)
>> I'd personally think putting Debian on it would be a waste of the
>> hardware.  But YMMV.
> I'm inclined to agree. Instead of OpenSolaris, though, what about Solaris
> Express?
> The basic Sol 11 Express text install went very smoothly on my U5. My only
> issue has been with getting X and gnome installed and configured. (I can't
> seem to figure out the right meta-packages to get all the dependencies, but
> you have much later hardware than I do.)

That was my only issue with Sol 11 Express, which is why I've got
Solaris 10, 11/06 (Courtesy of Sun) installing right now. When I find
the stack of blank DVDs, I'll install a later build of Sol 10. I did
try Debian, but it wasn't terribly happy with the framebuffer, so I'm
sticking with Solaris on this one.

C. Scott Cupples
Psychology Undergraduate
Jackson State Community College

Phone: 731.607.0668
Email: cscupples at gmail.com

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