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Version: 11.3 Rating: 9 Date: 2017-09-05 Votes: 8
Nice and stable Gnome 2 desktop still supported in 2017
after adding the 3rd party publisher localhost11
( Development Repository of SFE IPS Packages built for Solaris 11)
you can install Mplayer,SMplayer ( for MP4) and VLC.( for MP3)
for youtube-dl you can download the tar.gz file from the youtube-dl website, extract and just run ./youtube-dl from the download folder
but you are still stuck with Firefox ESR 31.8.0 as only browser
Qupzilla can be installed, but crashes and is not usable
On a couple desktop installs, audio defaulted to wrong device (audiohd#0), to switch the default to audiohd#1 (to have sound in Firefox)
remove existing links
# rm /dev/audio
# rm /dev/audioctl
# rm /dev/dsp
# ln -s /dev/sound/1 /dev/audio
# ln -s /dev/sound/1ctl /dev/audioctl
# ln -s /dev/dsp1 /dev/dsp
to see settings before/after change use
$ ls -l /dev/audio
$ ls -l /dev/audioctl
$ ls -l /dev/dsp
to see available options
$ cat /dev/sndstat
$ ls /dev/sound
another issue is that any modern wireless cards (PCI or USB) that I have tried don't work,
only an older laptop card did, so you may be stuck with Ethernet only
Version: 11.3 Rating: 10 Date: 2017-04-07 Votes: 1
An industry stalwart... simply the best! From ZFS to Dtrace to Kernel Zones to Live Migration to Boot Environments, Solaris has everything a real Unix should in the modern world!
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