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[Linux/Unix]: How to set up and run srcds under Solaris 10
#16
Scanning over your tutorial, I'm looking forward to giving this a try. I did notice one thing that I wanted to point out --

Under OpenSolaris snv_111 (the current stable release), the Realtek network driver is broken and will drop you off the network for 20 minutes at a time when there's any kind of load put on it. That's the rge0 you have in your tutorial. I'm sure many people have embedded Realtek network cards these days. I think the problem is also there in snv_130, the newest development release.

http://sigtar.com/2009/02/12/opensolaris-rtl81118168b-issues/#comment-88

^ has the updated driver and install instructions.

Also, SXCE is being discontinued at the end of this month.

I think Zones work better than VirtualBox for this kind of application because you'll have less overhead of running and maintaining an entire OS. Just a lot more simple and more efficient use of possibly limited resources.

One last thing - OpenSolaris now uses Gnome or KDE and has deprecated the use of Java Desktop. So that should make it more familiar to users of Ubuntu, etc
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#17
I happen to be working on updating the tutorial right now. That's how I saw your reply so fast :-)

The Realtek mess is the one thing missing from my backup copy of the tutorial that really hurts. I put a link in to better drivers and a description of the problem in a later update and now I have to re-do all of that.

Ditto the Java Desktop. I had the tutorial all up to date with Solaris 2008.5, when they added Gnome, and I ditched the SXCE stuff back then, too. I miss the Java Desktop. I think I'm the only one :-) The program manager Sun hired away from Red Hat starting with Project Indiana has really moved Solaris in a direction that will allow a lot more applications to run or be ported now that they're using Gnome & KDE. The stuff I like always seems to lose in the free market. Anyone remember Motif vs OpenLook? Guess which one I wrote all my software for back in 1990. At least they're both dead now so I don't feel so bad. Plus when OpenLook looked doomed we moved to GNUStep which lives on today.

I also had a better description of why I chose Zones instead of other possible solutions but that got wiped out, too.

I should have everything up to date again this weekend.

Thanks,

--DFA
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#18
Ok, just wanted to share my thoughts, since I'm both familiar with Solaris and interested in doing this. Looks like you've got it covered though Smile
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#19
OK, I updated the tutorial and backed it up locally this time. Have fun everyone.

--DFA
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