Im new to solaris, previously i hav used Linux preloaded with KDE or Gnome. I m using solaris 11 x86 on my Win7 ultimate with VMware Workstation. I used text installer to install on virtual disk and now this black screen makes me feel sick and tired.
I want to install kde desktop GUI on this but i couldnt find packages for kde
somebody help me with package and installing commands(new to CLI)
when i ran that command it downloads pkg online for abt 540mb is it stored in some were if yes may i know were its stored
i can use it for my next vm. Also is it worth downloading 6gb repo for solaris wat it contains other than GUI
If you want to install a desktop by default, I'd suggest downloading the live CD and installing from it as it'll give you exactly the solaris-desktop package set, and do so more quickly than the two-step process you've gone through in this case.
Running your own repository can be useful if you're going to deploy a lot of Solaris instances.
actually KDE4 works quite well on S11, although the development is a bit slow nowadays. The last version known to build and run on S11 is 4.8.4