GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Accessibility Guide


The GNOME 2.0 Desktop for the Solaris Operating Environment Accessibility Guide describes how to configure, customize, and use the accessibility features of the GNOME 2.0 desktop for the Solaris™ 8 operating environment and the Solaris 9 operating environment.

Who Should Use This Book

This manual is for users, system administrators, and anyone who is interested in how the GNOME 2.0 desktop satisfies Section 508 of the U.S. Rehabilitation Act.

How This Book Is Organized

This manual is structured in the following manner:

Related Books

The following manuals are related to this manual:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic changes used in this book.

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.

machine_name% you have mail.


 What you type, contrasted with on-screen computer output

machine_name% su



 Command-line placeholder: replace with a real name or value

To delete a file, type rm filename.


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

Read Chapter 6 in User's Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be root to do this.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

The following table shows the default system prompt and superuser prompt for the C shell, Bourne shell, and Korn shell.

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



 C shell promptmachine_name%
 C shell superuser promptmachine_name#
 Bourne shell and Korn shell prompt$
 Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser prompt#