SOLARIS 11 – INSTALL GNOME ON TEXT INSTALL

 

When you`ve got an old server with CD-ROM and therefore cannot install the live edition, or you have another reason to install Gnome on Solaris 11 you should follow my very short guide;

Login onto the console and use the following commands:

sudo pkg install slim_install
sudo svcadm enable gdm

And if you want to run the deskstop:
startx

 

Source:  http://www.ramoonus.nl/2012/03/10/solaris-11-install-gnome-on-text-install/