On 11/14/2012 9:44 AM, Edward Ned Harvey
Ned, sorry if I was unclear. This was a fresh desktop install. I tried
to back-fit GUI to my old server install but it didn't work well...
From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of Dan Swartzendruber
Well, I think I give up for now. I spent quite a few hours over the last
couple of days trying to get gnome desktop working on bare-metal OI,
followed by virtualbox.
I would recommend installing OI desktop, not OI server. Because I too, tried
to get gnome working in OI server, to no avail. But if you install OI desktop,
it simply goes in, brainlessly, simple.
Found quite a few posts on
forums of people complaining that RDP with external auth doesn't work (or
Actually, it does work, and it works reliably, but the setup is very much not
straightforward. I'm likely to follow up on this later today, because as
coincidence would have it, this is on my to-do for today.
Right now, I'll say this much: When you RDP from a windows machine to a windows
machine, you get prompted for password. Nice, right? Seems pretty obvious. ;-)
But the VirtualBox RDP server doesn't have that capability. Pfffft... You need
to enter the username& password into the RDP client, and save it, before
attempting the connection.
Oh, okay. Yuck...
But it worked! I did the install on the bare metal, it worked fine.
Did some updates and rebooted, and that worked fine. Installed
virtualbox and some other stuff, and when I rebooted to get a clean
baseline to work from, that is when it hung.
The final straw was when I
rebooted the OI server as part of cleaning things up, and... It hung.
Bummer. That might be some unsupported hardware for running OI.
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