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Application Troubleshooting: Alternate Methods of Debugging
By Sun Microsystems
Feb 8, 2002
This article discusses a variety of options open to a Solaris Operating Environment user to narrow down the causes and scope of an application failure.
By Matthew David
Jan 1, 2003
Automating Sun Cluster 3.0 Data Service Setup
By Sun Microsystems
Mar 15, 2002
This article takes a first step towards providing secured configurations that use Sun Cluster 3.0 12/01 software by describing how three specific agents can be deployed in a secured configuration that is supported by Sun Microsystems.
Basic Vim Editing
By Steve Oualline
Aug 6, 2001
In this article, Vim expert Steve Oualline shows you the basic set of 10 Vim commands you need to get started editing. You also learn the four basic movement commands: how to insert and delete text, how to get help, and how to exit the editor.
Been Cracked? Just Put PAM On It!
By Scott Mann, Ellen L. Mitchell
Oct 26, 2001
Pluggable authentication models (PAM) allow you to configure your Linux environment to meet your own particular security needs.
Before You Open-Source Your Code
By Matthew Helmke
Dec 27, 2010
Matthew Helmke provides an overview of the issues that should be considered before contributing code to open source projects, and, as a result, helps interested companies and individuals know where and how to start the process of opening their code.
Best Practices and Initial Investigation Techniques for Diagnosing Linux Problems
By Mark Wilding, Dan Behman
Oct 28, 2005
This chapter covers best practices for problem determination in Linux. The first step is to ensure that your Linux system(s) are configured for effective problem determination.
Booting and Shutting Down Your SuSE Linux Enterprise Server
By Peter Kuo, Niki Rahimi
Jul 15, 2005
This chapter explores the various states a server goes through during startup and shutdown procedures, from the path a machine takes from the moment power is applied to a fully running system and how it can be shut down safely.
Booting Linux: EFI and Management Processor
By Marty Poniatowski
Feb 4, 2005
This chapter covers booting an HP Integrity (Itanium-based) server. Booting an Integrity server requires that you become familiar with two levels of firm ware: Extensible Firm ware Interface (EFI) and the Management Processor (MP).
Bootloaders in Embedded Linux Systems
By Christopher Hallinan
Dec 6, 2010
This chapter examines the role of the bootloader and explains the limited execution context in which a bootloader must exist. It also covers one of the most popular bootloaders, U-Boot, in some detail.
Breaking Down OpenSolaris on the Desktop
By A. Lizard
Jul 18, 2008
A.Lizard runs down the peaks and valleys of OpenSolaris, the community-supported version of Sun's Solaris operating System.
BSD Packaging Systems
By David Chisnall
May 26, 2006
Whichever BSD you use, the basics of package management are similar. Each member of the BSD family has a slightly different approach in this area, but all share common themes, as David Chisnall discusses in this article.
BSD: The Other Free UNIX Family
By David Chisnall
Jan 20, 2006
Berkley Software Distribution (BSD) has grown into almost a complete replacement for UNIX, with numerous enhancements. David Chisnall explains why the BSD family has found its way into a large number of systems and what these systems can do for you.
Building a Linux Cluster, Part 1: Why Bother?
By Robert W. Lucke
Mar 4, 2005
Rob Lucke attacks the why, what, and how of building a Linux cluster. He begins by showing how cluster computing can save bunches of money while simultaneously providing more power.
Building a Linux Cluster, Part 2: What's Involved?
By Robert W. Lucke
Apr 15, 2005
Now that we've explored why cluster computing is a great idea (more power for less money) in Part 1, Rob Lucke describes the various cluster components and discusses some of the possibilities for designing and building your own cluster.
Building a Linux Cluster, Part 3: How To Get Started
By Robert W. Lucke
Apr 22, 2005
Now that he has covered why cluster computing is a great idea and what's involved in doing it in Parts 1 & 2, Rob Lucke concludes this series by describing how to take those first steps on the road to building a Linux cluster for your organization.
Building a Linux Kernel
By Russ Hunter
Dec 19, 2003
Hardware and security issues sometimes make compiling your own Linux kernel a necessity. Learn how to overcome the challenges and build the kernel you need with this beginner's guide.
Building a Linux-Driven Digital Picture Frame, Part 1
By Seth Fogie
Mar 18, 2005
If you want a digital picture frame, you can expect to pay anywhere between $300 and $2,000. In this article, Seth Fogie provides a very inexpensive ($50) alternative that can give you much the same effect, but for a fraction of the cost.
Building a Linux-Driven Digital Picture Frame, Part 2
By Seth Fogie
Mar 25, 2005
In part 2 of his series on converting an old laptop into a digital picture frame, Seth Fogie loads Linux and assembles the finished product.
Burn CDs with the Solaris™ 8 Operating Environment
By Solaris
Sep 7, 2001
CD-ROM drives are commonly used for duplicating existing CDs, and for making CD data backups of hard disk files. This article demonstrates how both tasks can be accomplished using cdrecord on the Solaris™ Operating Environment.

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