Solaris 11 – Install Gnome on Text Install

When you`ve got an old server with CD-ROM and therefore cannot install the live edition, or you have another reason to install Gnome on Solaris 11 you should follow my very short guide;

Login onto the console and use the following commands:

sudo pkg install slim_install
sudo svcadm enable gdm

And if you want to run the deskstop:
startx

11 Replies to “Solaris 11 – Install Gnome on Text Install”

  1. Outstanding! Worked like a charm. Thank you for being one of the few who wrote a Solaris Desktop tutorial selflessly.

  2. Installed Solaris 11 via the text based installer.

    How to add the gnome package supposing downloaded the repository package and copy to /mnt for the iso file.

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