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a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby jnolck » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:34 pm

Finding info on solaris is really hard now that there is x86 support. First stupid question is:

How do i know if i'm running xorg, or xsun?
How the hell do i enable xinerama?

I got 2 elite3d m6's in a sun blade 2000. It's got gnome running. I'm sorry i'm so stupid, i googled for like an hour and didn't find a thing. I'm really really mad, nothing has made as mad as solaris has been doing.

Most of the things i found refered to /etc/dt/blah which is a directory i don't have. There is /etc/X11 but it has no files in it, just directories. I feel really stupid right now, solaris owns me.
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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby porter » Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:55 pm

Typically if you are running a sparc you will be running Xsun, if x86 then xorg.

To see what process is actually running use "ps" to get the actual program that is running, then also check to see if it's a link to something else.

The "dt" stuff is for Sun's version of CDE, the Common Desktop Environment. Whereas Java Desktop is basically Gnome.
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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby jnolck » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:44 pm

Thanks porter. I can't belive i couldn't think of that. I was furious. I found out how to set up xinerama. Things seem so clear when you have a cool head.
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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby Arabski » Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:00 am

jnolck wrote:How do i know if i'm running xorg, or xsun?


Run kdmconfig and you can choose.
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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby jnolck » Sat Mar 15, 2008 4:33 pm

The 13w3 to vga adapters for the second head of my octane and sb2000 got switched. I almost died trying to setup up xinerama on Solaris. Tried to setup up xinerama on Irix. Nothing was working, i tried chkconfig -f xinerama on. Nothing, reboot machine a million times and hope a second head is going to magically come up even though i didn't change anything. I kept checking the cables to make sure they weren't switched.

And then it hit me. You switched the 13w3 adapters!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow :oops:. Hahahahhahaahah. Both the Octane and my SB2000 worked after i put the 13w3 adapter in the right machines :). I used this guide http://forums.nekochan.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=11503&hilit=triple+head to switch my monitors around.
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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby zizban » Mon Mar 17, 2008 9:19 am

kdmconfig will set up Xsun, for Xorg, you have manually edit your config file. This is on x86. If you have a Sparc, its a bit different.

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Re: a bunch of stupid questions

Unread postby Arabski » Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:01 pm

zizban wrote:kdmconfig will set up Xsun, for Xorg, you have manually edit your config file. This is on x86. If you have a Sparc, its a bit different.


From what I've seen on my x86 Solaris install, was just opposite :? Default setting was Xorg (or XFree), and I could not change video resolution. After changing to XSun, I was back in bussiness :D
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