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Oracle Solaris 11.1 Desktop Administrator's Guide describes how to administer systems running the Oracle Solaris desktop. Most of the information in this guide is generic to all releases of the desktop. Where the information is not generic, the platform is indicated.
Note - This Oracle Solaris release supports systems that use the SPARC and x86 families of processor architectures. The supported systems appear in the Oracle Solaris OS: Hardware Compatibility Lists.
This document cites any implementation differences between the platform types.
This release of the desktop supports systems running the Oracle Solaris 11 operating system on SPARC and x86 platforms.
This guide is for system administrators and anyone who is interested in using the Oracle Solaris Desktop.
This guide is structured in this manner:
Chapter 1, Administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop introduces you to some of the basic components used for administering the Oracle Solaris Desktop, which is based on the GNOME Desktop version 2.30.2.
Chapter 2, Managing User Preferences With GConf describes how to use the GNOME configuration framework (GConf) to set mandatory and default desktop preferences for all users.
Chapter 3, Customizing Menus describes how the Oracle Solaris Desktop implements menus and how you can customize menus.
Chapter 4, Installing Themes describes the settings that control the visual appearance of the desktop, how they are organized into themes, and how to create and install new themes.
Chapter 5, Customizing Fonts describes how to install new fonts, and how to create font substitutions.
Chapter 6, Working With MIME Types describes how applications detect MIME types, how to register MIME types, and how to add applications to the desktop.
Chapter 7, Managing Screensavers describes how to set preferences for the screensaver. This chapter also provides information about how to modify the displays that are available for the screensaver.
Chapter 8, Managing Sessions introduces session management, and describes how to set session defaults.
Chapter 9, Overview of the Yelp Help Browser describes the help system in the Oracle Solaris Desktop system.
Chapter 10, Improving the Performance of the Oracle Solaris Desktop System describes how to reduce CPU usage and X Window System network traffic, if necessary, and how to optimize display quality on 8-bit displays.
Chapter 11, Disabling Features in the Oracle Solaris Desktop System describes how to prevent users from accessing or customizing certain features of the desktop.
Chapter 12, Working With the X Window System provides an overview of the X Window System that is available in the Oracle Solaris OS.
Appendix A, Hidden Directories describes the hidden configuration directories that the Oracle Solaris Desktop system adds to the home directories of users.
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The following table describes the typographic conventions that are used in this book.
Table P-1 Typographic Conventions
The following table shows UNIX system prompts and superuser prompts for shells that are included in the Oracle Solaris OS. In command examples, the shell prompt indicates whether the command should be executed by a regular user or a user with privileges.
Table P-2 Shell Prompts