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:
# vi /etc/inet/ntp.conf
# svcadm enable ntp
# svcadm restart ntp
# pkg install openoffice
# pkg install SUNWgnome-config-editor
Disable Audible Alert Sound
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:
/apps/metacity/general/ and decheck audible bell
Allow root user to login directly
Don't do this.
# rolemod -K type=normal root