Solaris 7 Sun Hardware Platform Guide

ShowMe TV 1.2.1 Software

ShowMe TV is a television system for local- and wide-area networks. You can use it to view and broadcast live or prerecorded video programs on your network. Here are some examples of how you can use ShowMe TV:

ShowMe TV contains the following components:

ShowMe TV Packages

Table 3-7 lists the packages that are provided with ShowMe TV.

Table 3-7 ShowMe TV Packages

Package Name 


Default Install Location 

Disk Space (Kbytes) 


Online help binaries and documentation 




ShowMe TV receiver application and support files 




ShowMe TV transmitter application and support files 




Support utilities 



Removing Old Packages

If you have ShowMe TV 1.1 or 1.2 installed, you need to remove it before installing ShowMe TV 1.2.1.

  1. To remove ShowMe TV 1.1, type:

    # pkgrm SUNWsmUt1 SUNWstv SUNWstvs

If you have an earlier release of ShowMe TV 1.2 installed, you need to remove it before installing any new software packages.

  1. To remove ShowMe TV 1.2, type:

    # pkgrm SUNWsmtvt SUNWsmtvu SUNWsmtvr SUNWsmtvh

Installing the ShowMe TV 1.2.1 Software

To install the ShowMe TV software, follow these steps:

  1. Start CDE or OpenWindows.

  2. Insert the Supplement CD into your CD-ROM drive.

    The File Manager window is displayed.

  3. Open a command window and become superuser using the su command and superuser password.

  4. Enter the swmtool command at the # prompt:

    # /usr/sbin/swmtool

    The Admintool:Software window is displayed.

  5. Select Add from the Edit Menu.

    The Admintool:Set Source Media window is displayed.

  6. Type:

    # cd /cdrom/cdrom0/Product

    The Admintool:Add Software window is displayed.

  7. In the Admintool:Add Software window, select ShowMe TV 1.2.1.

  8. Click Add.

    The installation process should take a few minutes.

  9. Quit Admintool.

Translated Documentation

The CD-ROM contains the ShowMe TV User's Guide in the following languages:

Accessing the ShowMe TV Users Guide

The /Docs/showmetv directory on the Supplement CD contains the following files:

Table 3-8 ShowMe TV Translated Documents

File Name 

Description English PostScript(TM) file

German PostScript file

French PostScript file

Spanish PostScript file

Italian PostScript file

Swedish PostScript file

Japanese PostScript file 


Korean HTML files 


Simplified Chinese HTML files 


Traditional Chinese HTML files 

  1. To view the desired PostScript manual, type the following at the command line:

    # imagetool filename

  1. To print the manual, either use the File menu in Image Tool or type the following at the command line:

    # lp filename

  1. To view the manuals in HTML format, use a web browser and type the following in the address field:


If you have copied the HTML files to a different directory, type in the path to that directory. Open the table of contents to determine which file to open.