Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Product Notes


This document describes hardware issues, software issues, and documentation issues for the Sun UltraTM 27 Workstation. These Product Notes provide late-breaking information about the system, as well as workarounds for problems you might encounter when installing, configuring, or operating your Sun Ultra 27 workstation.

Who Should Use This Book

This information is designed for system administrators who are experienced with the installation and configuration of the basic system components and its software.

Related Books

For a description of the document set for the Sun Ultra 27 workstation, see the Where To Find Sun Ultra 27 Workstation Documentation sheet that is packed with your system and also posted at the product's documentation site at:

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Typographic Conventions

The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.

Table P–1 Typographic Conventions





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

Edit your .login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

machine_name% you have mail.


What you type, contrasted with onscreen computer output 

machine_name% su



Placeholder: replace with a real name or value 

The command to remove a file is rm filename.


Book titles, new terms, and terms to be emphasized 

Read Chapter 6 in the User's Guide.

A cache is a copy that is stored locally.

Do not save the file.

Note: Some emphasized items appear bold online.

Shell Prompts in Command Examples

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

Table P–2 Shell Prompts



C shell 


C shell for superuser 


Bourne shell and Korn shell 


Bourne shell and Korn shell for superuser