[kde-solaris] SAMBA 3.0.9, an additional very small package and some troubleshooting tips

Stefan Teleman steleman at nyc.rr.com
Wed Dec 8 04:52:43 CET 2004


I have uploaded a pkg of Samba 3.0.9 for Solaris 8/9 SPARC (in the 
REQUIRED directory). This is a full build of Samba 3.0.9 with the 
SunOne Studio 9 compiler (Forte 9). This will enable the Samba 
configuration module in the KDE Control Center.

I just found out today that my KDE packages have keyboard autorepeat 
problems. It is partly my fault that i let it go on for so long -- i 
was just completely unaware of it, because autorepeat has always 
worked fine on my Sun boxes. And, enabling the keyboard mappings in 
the KDE Control Center requires a very small additional package, 
which i forgot to upload.

To fix the autorepeat problem (yes, autorepeat really works on Solaris 
8 and 9! :-):

You need to install a very small additional package named KDEX11R6-66. 
This package contains very few libraries from the XFree86 distro (do 
not worry, it is not the _entire_ X11R6 installation :-):

/usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.so.6.2 and

plus the required XKB extension keyboard mappings in 
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/*, and two small binaries: /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm 
and /usr/X11R6/bin/luit. luit is requied by the XFree86 xterm. The 
libraries are required by /opt/fsw4sun/bin/setxkbmap's dependencies 
(which is what the keyboard mappings module in the KDE Control Center 
depends on). The xterm in this directory tree supports ANSI colors, 
so you can use the color 'ls' in /opt/fsw4sun/bin/ls. All this is 
necessary because the XKB Module in KControl depends on setxkbmap, 
which is part of XFree86.

To enable key autorepeat in Xsun:

This is the Xsun startup line from my /etc/dt/config/Xservers file:

:0   Local local_uid at console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 +accessx \ 
+kb r -ar1 500 -ar2 100 -x xrender -ld 0 -ls 0

(in reality it appears on a single line, i added the backslash because 
of word wrap). I did not modify the /usr/dt/config/Xservers startup 
file in any way.

This line is identical for Solaris 8 and Solaris 9. Keyboard 
autorepeat works just fine. To see all the options for Xsun, you can 

/usr/openwin/bin/Xsun -help 

and it will print out a lot of stuff.

The patchlevels of my boxes are:

SunOS starwars 5.8 Generic_117350-12 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-60
SunOS obiwan 5.9 Generic_117171-05 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-60

with the Sun Recommended Jumbo Patch from October 2004.

Thank you very much to Volker Simonis at Sun for letting me know about 
this -- i was completely unaware of these mishaps.


Stefan Teleman          'Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition'
steleman at nyc.rr.com                          -Monty Python

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