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View Poll Results: What DE would ye all use for this system?
Gnome 7 21.21%
KDE 2 6.06%
XFCE 12 36.36%
Fluxbox 9 27.27%
IceWM 5 15.15%
FVWM 2 6.06%
Ratpoison 1 3.03%
No WM/DE - you're FOOKED! Use console like a real man! 5 15.15%
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:23 PM   #16
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If the OP really wants to use the computer as a desktop he should (must imho) go for a window manager. Something in the lines of dwm or ratpoison.

With this he'd be able to run console based apps like mutt, screen, xterms,rtorrent and such. And even Opera as a web browser.

However the ideal use for such an old computer would be to make a firewall, file server and print server or even to serves your P2P needs with a web based multi-protocol app like MLDonkey.
Old 10-24-2008, 02:37 PM   #17
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Got Debian/Fluxbox on it. It's just an old box that a handful of users will user w/xterm for running whatever. I think it was more a test to see if I could actually bring it back to 'life', which I was thankfully able to do.

Was a fun project at best.

Thanks all for your input.
Old 10-27-2008, 05:58 AM   #18
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Woo! Good choice on both parts.
Old 03-30-2009, 06:48 AM   #19
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Sun Ultra 10 - Bad magic number

I'd be very interested to know how an Ultra 10 can be loaded with Opensolaris or some other distro.

I burned OpenSolaris.iso to a CD, typed "boot cdrom" at the ok prompt and was greeted with

'Bad magic number in disk label
Cant' open disk label package'

A Solaris 2.5.1 CD boots fine.

What is the firmware looking for to enable a boot from CD?

Old 04-03-2009, 07:07 PM   #20
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It sounds like the image your burnt is bad. I know that SOlaris 10 supports the Ultra 10 still. I am not sure if OpenSolaris(which I assume is 11) does though.

I would try downloading the Solaris 10 ISO and try again.

I am running a Ultra 10 at work for my desktop/lab machine.



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