JavaStation Client Software Guide


JavaStation(TM) computers rely on the services of Solaris(TM) operating environments in their network for initial boot information and JavaStation client software. The required Solaris services can be configured using the Netra(TM) j web-based administration interface.

For experienced system administrators, it is also possible to configure the required services using Solaris commands. This guide explains the concepts behind command line administration of a JavaStation network.

For information on Netra j, go to the Netra j web site at, or peruse the Netra j 3.0 Administrator's Guide.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1, Planning the JavaStation Environment describes how to plan a JavaStation network.

Chapter 2, JavaStation Boot Process: Theory of Operations describes the JavaStation boot sequence in detail.

Chapter 3, Boot Progress Indicators describes the boot progress icon that appears on the JavaStation screen.

Chapter 4, JavaOS Properties lists the properties that control JavaOS(TM) software behavior and explains how to set these properties.

Chapter 5, Dynamically Loading Applications describes how to deliver the JavaStation user application dynamically during the boot sequence.

Chapter 6, Statically Linking an Application to the JavaOS Image describes how to deliver the JavaStation user application as part of the JavaOS binary.

Chapter 7, HotJava Browser and HotJava Views describes the default user applications included with JavaOS: HotJava(TM) Browser and HotJava(TM) Views(TM).

Chapter 8, JavaStation PPP-Modem Dialup describes how to boot a JavaStation computer over a PPP/modem connection.

Chapter 9, JavaStation Peripherals explains how to set up JavaStation peripheral devices.

Chapter 10, Setting Locales and Adding Fonts describes how to enable JavaStation computers to be used in a language other than U.S. English.

Appendix A, JavaStation User Setup Forms contains forms that show users how to set up their JavaStation computers.

Appendix B, Troubleshooting the Boot Process describes how to troubleshoot the JavaStation boot sequence.

Using UNIX Commands

This document may not contain information on basic UNIX\256 commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices.

See one or more of the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions

Table P-1 Typographic Conventions

Typeface or Symbol 




The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output. 

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output. 

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. 

Command-line variable; replace with a real name or value. 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Shell Prompts

Table P-2 Shell Prompts



C shell  


C shell superuser  


Bourne shell and Korn shell  


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser  


Related Documentation

Table P-3 Related Documentation



Part Number 

 JavaStation setup (brick model JavaStation Hardware Setup Instructions  802-7450-10

JavaStation setup (tower model)  

JavaStation Hardware Setup Instructions


Netra(TM) j administration  

Netra j 3.0 Administrator's Guide


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