Belenix Saved My Day!

This week I had been to Chennai to present on Solaris 10 to a group of developers and sysadmins. As a part of the program, we had to give them a handson on Solaris installation.  The installation went on fine, but the problem started when we rebooted after the install. System was unable to autodetect the refersh rates of the monitor and hence the screen went blank :-(.

 All the systems were intel 32 bit systems. Ctrl+Alt+BkSpace was also not working since X was immediately restarting. There was no way to get a console to work on. The only way was to reboot and then we logged in to try out some random xorg configuration. None worked!

 My Colleague Sundararajan had Belenix CD with him. An idea flashed through my mind: why not boot it with Belenix and see? Yes I did that and belenix happily gave me the xfce GUI. I copied the xorg.conf of belenix  to the root filesystem, rebooted the machine. There it is, JDS Desktop with all its beauty :-). Audience were really happy to see Solaris with such a nice interface :-)

If it had been not for Belenix, it would have been very difficult for me to get the JDS working. We tried different combination for refresh rates in the xorg.conf file but of no use!

Thanks a ton Belenix, You made my day!

 

Comments:

Vineeth, Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Joe G on April 16, 2007 at 02:00 AM EAT #

Any ideas how accurate this (http://www.bynkii.com/archives/2007/06/on_zfs_as_the_default_file_sys.html) article is about weaknesses of ZFS? I don't know who is the ZFS guru at Sun so maybe you can ask him to join the discussion there and clarify the points made there. Cheers, Behi

Posted by Behrang on June 10, 2007 at 01:18 PM EAT #

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