Tuesday Nov 16, 2010

Video Tutorial: Installing Solaris 11 Express in VirtualBox

Jim Laurent has put together a nice 12 minute screencast on installing Solaris 11 Express in VirtualBox, including how to setup shared folders with the host OS.

The video also covers an important tip, which is that the root password is expired at install time and must be immediately changed. Otherwise, GUI tools prompting for the root password will not work. You can read the details in the release notes: Gksu Does Not Report Expired Password.

Monday Feb 23, 2009

Ekiga

I first learned about Ekiga back in December while reading Dave Stewart's Favorite OpenSolaris 2008.11 features blog entry. One application I really miss since switching to OpenSolaris is Skype, so I was excited to learn that there was a potential open source replacement. It took some tinkering to get it working correctly, but I believe I'm now there. If you want to try it yourself, here are some pointers that might help.[Read More]

Friday Oct 10, 2008

Configuring ATI Video for an External Monitor

Brian wrote up a blog entry a while back on configuring an NVidia graphics chipset to use an external monitor while running OpenSolaris. Earlier today Charlie Hunt posted a nice entry on doing the same with an ATI chipset.
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