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Old 07-15-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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hello!

i have lots of questions about Solaris. but first i want to say that i am new in this
platform.....
and am using 8 and its not possible for me to upgrade as
other versions are not available in our market.
it was hard even to find this edition.

my 4th installation was satisfactory. now the man pages are working. chose
"Developer" mode. but still there are lots of things i am not getting right,

let me explain whats::


1st: INIT
---------
why the 'init' works differently in Solaris.

>>3 is getting me to GUI.....
>>5 is rebooting.....

i thought that all Unix/Unix like OS's uses the same init values.
its not a big prob though....just curious.....

2nd: Ethernet
---------------
this is what i find from the Device Scan:

>>PCI: 10cc, 8139 - class: Ethernet controller
>> bus: 2, device: 2, function 0
>> Prot: A800-A8FF; IRQ: 11; MEMORY: FA000000-FA00000F

i am using Realtek NIC - the 8139 is its chip number i think
as i saw something like this on the NIC.
this means that the system has detected the hardware.
but does it reveals that it will be able to use the
appropriate driver for the NIC.

then again i setup Networking with no Name Resolution Service.
now during system initialization and serive startup i get the
following message:

>>in.rdisc: No Interafaces Up

WHY???

when i use

>>ifconfig -a

it only shows the loopback.
it means that it hasn't found the driver. well in this case
where should i look to find a driver for my NIC?

by the way dont laugh at my ignorance but how do i call the
eth0 in Solaris - is it "le0"

Also how to use a Modem that is PPP connection...........


3rd: Compiler
---------------
i found that cc is installed.
but when i call it it says

>>/usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed

which package i need to install in this case?


4th: Sendmail
----------------

is the "m4" macro system is available for configuring
sendmail.cf in Solaris.


5th: Graphics
---------------

i saw

>>NVIDIA RIVA TNT 2 (32MB)

in the list of the available graphics adaptor.
but when i use the same card the graphics initialization
process crashes.
i also used - actually using ASUS ATI 9200SE adapter
in my system. will i get support for this chip.


6th: Firewall
--------------

what filtering tools are available in Solaris?
i checked out at

>>www.sunfreeware.org

but couldn't find any - actually i think it happened due
to my lack of knowledge on packages.


END For Now...
any help is highly appriciable as I am all stuck in every where.

regards....
 
Old 07-16-2005, 01:39 AM   #2
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Quote:
.. am using 8 and its not possible for me to upgrade as
other versions are not available in our market.
it was hard even to find this edition
You do not need to go to a market for Solaris 10 and Solaris express, as they are free to use and freely downloadable on the web.
However, that's 4 CDs so it may be difficult if you haven't enough bandwidth to the Internet.
Quote:
why the 'init' works differently in Solaris.
The question should be, why init works differently with Linux ...
All the init stuff come from SysV, and Solaris is based on SysV code.

Ethernet:

Realtek drivers are not bundled with Solaris 8 (but are with Solaris express).
You can download one from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...&Software=True
Quote:
by the way dont laugh at my ignorance but how do i call the
eth0 in Solaris - is it "le0"
The interface is named upon its driver name, so realtek one is usually rtls0.
Quote:
i found that cc is installed.
but when i call it it says

>>/usr/ucb/cc: language optional software package not installed

which package i need to install in this case?
Actually you found that cc is not installed.
The simpler is to install gcc from blastwave.org.

/usr/ucb/cc is just a wrapper to the Sun C compiler that adds the options needed to build under SunOS 4 "emulation". Almost of no use nowadays.

m4 is certainly available.

You may get better graphic support by using the "Solaris Graphic Porting kit"
http://developers.sun.com/solaris/de...deo-index.html
or better, by switching to Solaris 10/express, which uses Xorg.

Firewall for Solaris 8 are either Sunscreen or CheckPoint (commercial products)
http://www.sun.com/software/securenet/lite/download.xml

Solaris 10 and + have ipfilter bundled.
 
Old 07-16-2005, 05:27 AM   #3
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thank you very much for all that.
explains many things to me.

best regrads....
 
  


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