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.
 

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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!!!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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-Job- said:
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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