Solaris x86 B80 on HP520(KD074AA)
By bingfenghong on 四月 18, 2008
I have recently installed Solaris x86 B80 on HP520(KD074) which with Intel 945GM, memory of 512MB(have added to 1.5G), Graphics card of Intel 950MA.
1. Install Solaris B80:
Solaris x86 B80 provides two editions of Solaris Express Developer Edition and Solaris Express. The differences between them are the Solaris Express Developer Edition will install some development tools automaticlly, such as NetBeans and SunStudio.
HP520 can not install Solaris Express Developer Edition because the graphics card in HP520 cannot be recognised automaticlly, we can install Solaris Express and complete it with configuation step by step. But we found that we can not enter to Java Desktop System.
2. Graphics Driver
There are two methods to deal with the problem of JDS:
1) 1. Changed to Xsun Server
Solaris adopts Xorg server default to display the graphics, but we can change to Xsun server:
We can Choose the Xsun server and the graphics driver with Xfree-86 default, then reboot after configuration and we can enter the JDS. But the Screen resolution can not be changed in this mode.
2) 2. Choose other driver of Solaris
Choose the new driver by configuring the Xorg with:
See the configuration details at:
In the graphics driver we choose the VESA generic driver(number 0), after configuration we reboot and enter the JDS.
But the VESA driver can not support the 3D display and OpenGL, it is need to find the other suitable driver.
3. Audio Driver
The audio card also can not word after installation. There are two drivers to be solve the problem:
1) 1. OSS Driver
The OSS driver can support the most aduio card in Solaris, we can download the drivers from http://www.opensound.com/solaris.html.
Unzip the download files to pkg file and steup with ‘pkgadd -d’.
2) 2.Audio Driver for solaris
Download the common driver from http://www.tools.de/solaris/audio/beta.
Unzip the download files to pkg file and steup with ‘pkgadd -d’
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