Gnome on Solaris

CRF does not support Gnome on Solaris but it is installed on Solaris 8 rdist machines. Currently the gnome software is mounted off a workstation by NFS and requires special modification to the .profile to work. In order to properly utilize Gnome you should use a window manager that supports Gnome. There are many window managers that support Gnome but CRF only has installed Sawfish as part of the Gnome distribution.


Add the following lines to ~/.profile
#Solaris GNOME Stuff
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gnome/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export PATH=$PATH:/opt/gnome/bin
export GNOME_PATH=/opt/gnome

Add the following lines to ~/.cshrc
#Solaris GNOME Stuff
setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/gnome/lib:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}
setenv PATH=${PATH}:/opt/gnome/bin
setenv GNOME_PATH=/opt/gnome

Running Gnome

Running Gnome requires a user to specifically modify there .xinitrc so that the Gnome Session manager is started instead of the user's usual window manager.
> cd
> cp .xinitrc .xinitrc.old
> echo "/opt/gnome/bin/gnome-session" >> .xinitrc
> openwin

Mark Benvenuto
Last modified: Fri Feb 2 16:03:47 EST 2001