Saturday Feb 10, 2007

A few problems with B56 under SPARC w/ Sun Ray

dtlogin gets hung  (will result in 26 OSD icon).  Trussing out the parent dtlogin process just hangs after one sleep so there is something seriously wrong here.  Doesn't seem to affect CAM session at all though (no matter what, they will launch).  Once it gets to this point you have to kill (or pkill) -9 the dtlogin process then issue a /usr/dt/bin/dtlogin start.  Then all new session will come up.  Weird. 

/var/adm/messsages has these cde-login errors:

svc.startd[7]: [ID 122153 daemon.warning] svc:/application/graphical-login/cde-login:default: Method or service exit timed out.  Killing contract 75.
svc.startd[7]: [ID 748625 daemon.error] application/graphical-login/cde-login:default failed: transitioned to maintenance (see 'svcs -xv' for details)

The service log pretty much says the same thing.  Can't figure this one out. 

Xlib errors when the screen saver password screen pops up...complaining about missing the XFree86-Misc extension.  But works fine (i.e. locks and unlocks) otherwise.  I wonder if this version of gnome-screensaver is not Xsun aware?  Dunno.

Middle mouse click in Firefox will result in a "home" command.  Thought it would invoke the scroll function.  Might be just user error.  But it does do the scroll function under an RDP session from the same Sun Ray.

Encryption does not work (known problem since the build 40-ish).  Fixed in the next Sun Ray Server patch.

Setting up Sun Ray Windows Connector you need to point libutcrypto to /usr/sfw/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 when running uttscadm -c (it asks for 0.9.7).  Works fine once you do that.  I need to file a RFE so it asks for the location of libcrypto.so since that's a symlink to what ever version you have installed.

On a positive note, the fonts look awesome on Sun Ray.  Printing is exceptionally quick to a printer  locally attached to a Sun Ray.

LOVING that flash, acrobat, and Helix plugins are there by default.

I love the wallpaper, even though it takes forever to load.  Most likely cause for the slow down is whatever routine makes the thumbnails.  Need to take a page from MS Windows there and don't display the graphic until a user clicks on it to see what it looks like.

Need to write an entry on how I want a Niagara based "deskside"server model.  While I love the 1U and 2U form factors, the noise is too much to bear for most home based offices.  The deskside models (like my V250) really quiet things down when you're working next to the box. I guess I don't need to do an entry anymore now.

 Getting late, going to bed

Updated @ 12:22 AM PST Feb 11 2007

Jumping to Nevada

I loved Nevada so much on my U40, I've moved my main Sun Ray Server (V250) over to it.  Can still boot off the other disk if I need to try things out on a "supported" OS.

# uname -a
SunOS tequila 5.11 snv_56 sun4u sparc SUNW,Sun-Fire-V250

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My name is Craig Bender aka ThinGuy. I'm a Principal Software Developer for Oracle's Virtual Desktop Engineering group.

I architect and evangelize the use of Oracle's Desktop technology including Sun Ray, Secure Global Desktop, and Oracle VDI.

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