The Sun Ultra 24 Workstation Installation Guide provides the information that you need to set up and configure the workstation hardware and software.

How This Book Is Organized

This guide is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 contains instructions on unpacking, cabling, and powering the workstation.

Chapter 2 explains how to set up the preinstalled Solaristrademark 10 OS and additional development software.

Appendix A describes how to configure the Solaris, Linux, and Windows operating systems for dual monitors.

Appendix B discusses troubleshooting system issues and obtaining support.

Appendix C provides information about the Sun Ultra 24 workstation Tools and Drivers DVD, supported operating systems, and system specifications.

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; onscreen computer output

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with onscreen computer output

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Related Documentation

The document set for the Sun Ultra 24 workstation is described in the Where To Find Sun Ultra 24 Workstation Documentation sheet that is packed with your system. Additionally, you can find the Sun Ultra 24 workstation documentation at

Translated versions of some of these documents are available at Select a language from the drop-down list and navigate to the Sun Ultra 24 document collection using the workstation category link. Available translations for the Sun Ultra 24 workstation include Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, French, Japanese, and Korean.

English documentation is revised more frequently and might be more up-to-date than the translated documentation.

Documentation, Warranty, Support,
and Training URLs

Sun Function



Hardware Documentation

Read Sun hardware documents.

Software Documentation

Read Solaris OS and other software documents.


View specific details regarding your warranty.


Obtain technical support, including patches.


Learn about Sun courses and educational offerings.

Ordering Components

You can order additional components and replacement parts for the Sun Ultra 24 workstation. Contact your local Sun sales representative for more information. For the most up-to-date component information, see the Sun Ultra 24 workstation components list at

Third-Party Web Sites

Sun is not responsible for the availability of third-party web sites mentioned in this document. Sun does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials that are available on or through such sites or resources. Sun will not be responsible or liable for any actual or alleged damage or loss caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services that are available on or through such sites or resources.

Safety Information

Read the following documents for safety information:

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