Solaris 10 10/09 Release Notes

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

If you use the JumpStart installation method, the process might use a system identification configuration (sysidcfg) file. This file is used to generate a specific Xsun configuration file for a system. The Xsun configuration portion of a sysidcfg file is created by the command kdmconfig -d filename. However, on systems that use the default Xorg server, the command does not create a file with any Xorg configuration information. Consequently, you cannot use the JumpStart method on these systems without some additional preparatory steps.

Workaround: Before using the JumpStart installation method on a system that uses the Xorg server, perform the following steps.

  1. Prepare a specific xorg.conf file to be used on the system. Store this file in the JumpStart directory of the JumpStart server.

    Create an xorg.conf file with one of these commands:

    • /usr/X11/bin/Xorg -configure

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgcfg

  2. Create a finish script that copies the xorg.conf file to the /etc/X11 directory in the system that you want to install. For example, the script might include the following line:

    cp ${SI_CONFIG_DIR}/xorg.conf /etc/X11/Xorg.conf
  3. In the custom JumpStart rules file, include the finish script in the rules entry for systems of the type that you want to install.

  4. Perform the custom JumpStart installation.

For instructions about how to perform a custom JumpStart installation, see the Solaris 10 10/09 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations. Chapter 4 includes information about the JumpStart rules file, while Chapter 5 contains a section about finish scripts.