January 2005

Following are generic steps 1) UNZIP or untar the driver # gunzip -cd driver-x.y.z.tar.gz | tar xf – 2) Install the driver by running special install script, for e.g. # sh install OR # chmod +x install; ./install 3) Or you can also try out as follows to install driver: # /usr/ccs/bin/make install 4) Or […]


/etc/defaultrouter is the configuration file for default router under Solaris os. The /etc/defaultrouter file can contain the IP addresses or hostnames of one or more default routers, with each entry on its own line. If you use hostnames, each hostname must also be listed in the local /etc/hosts file, because no name services are running […]


So how do you set DNS namserver under Sun Solaris UNIX system? The resolver is a set of routines in the C library that provide access to the Internet Domain Name System (DNS). The resolver configuration file contains information that is read by the resolver routines the first time they are invoked by a process. […]


The prtconf command prints the system configuration information. The output includes the total amount of memory, and the configuration of system peripherals formatted as a device tree. 1) Use prtconf command: # prtconf | more OR # prtconf –D | more OR # prtconf | grep “Memory” Memory size: 512 Megabytes 2) Use modinfo command: […]


The rmformat utility is used to format, label, partition, and perform other miscellaneous functions on removable, rewritable media that include floppy drives, IOMEGA Zip/Jaz products, USB mass strorage and the PCMCIA memory and ata cards. The mkfs utility constructs a file system on the device (format i.e. create file system). Format floppy: 1) Use the […]


fuser command displays the PIDs of processes using the specified files or file systems. You can use fuser command to specifies a file on a mounted file system or a block device that is mounted. All processes accessing files on that file system are listed using -k option you can forcefully kill mounted file system. […]


First use sync command update the super block. Then use the eject utility. It is used for those removable media devices that do not have a manual eject button, or for those that do, but are managed by Volume Management. 1) Type command sync to write superblock or data to device (for floppy disk): # […]