Thursday Dec 18, 2008

OpenSolaris Installation Checklist

When I reinstall OpenSolaris, I have a small checklist of things I execute to create a familiar environment between my systems. This might be helpful to others.


  • Allow NIS user (really any user) access to the root role (lets them access packagemanager)
  • # vi /etc/user_attr
    Append to end of file:
    USERNAME::::profiles=Primary Administrator;roles=root
    

  • Enable NTP
  • # vi /etc/inet/ntp.conf
    
    server 0.pool.ntp.org
    server 1.pool.ntp.org
    server 2.pool.ntp.org
    
    # svcadm enable ntp
    # svcadm restart ntp
    

  • Install OpenOffice
  • # pkg install openoffice
    

  • Install gconf-editor
  • # pkg install SUNWgnome-config-editor
    

  • Disable Audible Alert Sound
  • I hate the audible alert sound. If you wear headphones while you're computin' and use tab-completion excessively on your shell or have a mail client that beeps on every new message, you know what I'm talking about.
    However, when I click on System->Preferences->Sound, the Play Alert Sound option is grayed out. Here is the solution:
    $ gconf-editor
    /apps/metacity/general/ and decheck audible bell
    

  • Allow root user to login directly
  • Don't do this.
    # rolemod -K type=normal root
    
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