Mar 16, 2012

Firefox 11/Thunderbrid 11 Lightning Plugin 1.4 for Solaris installed

Installed Firefox 11, Thunderbird 11 and the Lightning Plugin 1.3 ( for thunderbird 11 ) for Solaris on OpenIndiana 151a2.

Everything works, the Engimail is not working .

Mar 15, 2012

Flashupdate of a SPARC Enterprise T1000

We have a SPARC Enterprise T1000 ( didn't recognize the difference to a
Sun Fire T1000 ). Only in the ServiceProcessor ( LOM - light out manager ) of the system the showhost command showed a different banner.

The system got a new job, so a colleague installed the last recommended patch cluster and after the reboot, the system hang in a reboot cycle
complaining that the Hypervisor can't stop cpu's with a bad trap (24) , there were also timeouts in cpu xcalls.

The solution was to install the last firmware for the system.
  • Therefore the system must be powered down ( poweroff ). 
  • In the Serviceprocessor the command
    flashupdate -s <FTPServer> -f <path to firmare .bin>

    This asks for user/password on the ftp server, downloads and installs the firmware.
  • After the update a resetsc restarts the service processor and uses
    the new firmware and Hypervisor software.
  • poweron starts the system and a console -f showed, that the reboot
    cylce is gone.

VirtualBox 4.1.10 on OpenIndiana 151a

This week VirtualBox 4.1.10 ( changelog ) was released.

I installed the package on my OpenIndiana installation with the last updates
and it works with LD_NODIRECT=1 set, otherwise it does not work.

Hopefully skype runs more stable in the Windows XP instance, because there
were some fixes in the VMM.

Mar 11, 2012

KVM-Video showing FreeBSD intalled in StormOS

The people at Joyent have ported /implemented the KVM  ( kernel based Virtual Machine ) from Linux to Illumos  used in SmartOS/OpenIndiana/.

Here is a video showing the installation of FreeBSD 9.0 on SmartOS in a KVM. 
But I can not use this, because my System is lacking a feature needed for this. It's called EPT.
Just Virtualisation support is not enough.

Mar 9, 2012

Upgrade UrukDroid from 1.6.2 to 1.6.3

$sauron has release an Update for UrukDroid 1.6.3. On my Archos-Tablet I upgraded from 1.6.2 to 1.6.3.

After copying of the update to /data/UrukUpdate, the automatic service started the update.

After CPU was nealry Idle, I looked into the drop-Down glasspane and the
Uruk-Update-Service wrote, that I can restart. There was no automatic restart,
but everything is working fine now.