Ironing out opensolaris 2008.05 issues

(see also this post on how to install it on a Dell inspiron 2650 )

install flash player:

$ cd
$ mkdir .mozilla/plugins/
$ wget http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/flash_player_9_solaris_x86.tar.bz2
$ tar xvjf flash_player_9_solaris_x86.tar.bz2
drwxr-xr-x leon.sha/other 0 2008-04-03 01:04 flash_player_9_solaris_r124_x86/
-rw-r--r-- leon.sha/other 856 2008-04-03 01:04 flash_player_9_solaris_r124_x86/flashplayer.xpt
-rwxr-xr-x leon.sha/other 6733684 2008-04-03 01:04 flash_player_9_solaris_r124_x86/libflashplayer.so
$ cp flash_player_9_solaris_r124_x86/* ~/.mozilla/plugins/

Pidgin does not start:

Invoke it via a shell script like this:
#!/bin/sh
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="/usr/lib/mps"
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH

/usr/bin/pidgin

Icons not showing up in the menu:

the gnome menu reads /usr/share/applications for application.desktop files, packages do provide them, but if they are not showing up they got installed somewhere else, just copy/symlink ’em.
more on the .desktop format at http://standards.freedesktop.org/desktop-entry-spec/latest/

Nautilus is dumb:

You’ll need to create a Documents folder in your home, for a start.

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