Installed Solaris 10

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I downloaded & installed Solaris 10 on an x86 machine and it simply doesn't work. It seems to boot up and reach the User login screen. I try to login as root, since i haven't created any users yet, and it just proceeds to a black screen, from which it doesn't exit. I've only installed Solaris for curiosity, so it's not really a big deal, but i'm a little disappointed.
Actually, it may be because i have two video cards and it switches video cards on me. Let me verfiy that possibility.
 
It often happens in Solaris and Linux. Either your machine cannot respond to them, or it's a bug or there's a problem in what you downloaded. If you downloaded it from the official site it's not that but if you didn't then you'll have to redownload it!!!
 

dduardo

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I think the resolution/refresh rate is not configured correctly. When the screen goes black press: CTRL+ALT+F1 to see if you drop down to the console. If you can do that i'll explain how to change your settings.
 

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dduardo said:
I think the resolution/refresh rate is not configured correctly. When the screen goes black press: CTRL+ALT+F1 to see if you drop down to the console. If you can do that i'll explain how to change your settings.
Solaris does not support virtual terminals, although there is a project to add this support.
 

graphic7

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I downloaded & installed Solaris 10 on an x86 machine and it simply doesn't work. It seems to boot up and reach the User login screen. I try to login as root, since i haven't created any users yet, and it just proceeds to a black screen, from which it doesn't exit. I've only installed Solaris for curiosity, so it's not really a big deal, but i'm a little disappointed.
Actually, it may be because i have two video cards and it switches video cards on me. Let me verfiy that possibility.
You've stated your problem in a very vague manner. I assume that you've installed Solaris 10 (hopefully, Solaris 10 Update 1, rather than GA). You can tell if you're using Solaris 10 Update 1 or not by seeing if you're using Grub to boot Solaris. If so, append a -s to the 'kernel' line in your Grub configuration. This will boot you into single-user mode, and you can setup X11 correctly.
 

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Right, i haven't had much time to play around with it yet. The screen doesn't go completely black. There's some little green lines all over the screen, like a vector field, and the computer doesn't seem to respond. I know i'm being vague but i haven't had the time to try to resolve this issue so i'm only commenting on this right now. I'll post more about it once i have the time, thanks for the suggestions.
 

graphic7

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Right, i haven't had much time to play around with it yet. The screen doesn't go completely black. There's some little green lines all over the screen, like a vector field, and the computer doesn't seem to respond. I know i'm being vague but i haven't had the time to try to resolve this issue so i'm only commenting on this right now. I'll post more about it once i have the time, thanks for the suggestions.
Have you tried pinging the IP address after you see the "green lines" that you assigned the system during install-time from another system on your network?
 

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