Virtualbox video driver compatible with Xorg 1.19.5 available

We just merged a pull-request to provide the Xorg driver for Virtualbox compatible with Xorg 1.19 since the official Guest Additions only supports Xorg up to 1.18 for illumos distributions. The driver was compiled from the VirtualBox 5.2.0 source.   The package x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-vboxvideo is now available in the repository. It Read More …

Issues with loader leading to unbootable systems

A bug was found in the illumos bootloader that resulted in the inability to boot after updating Openindiana Hipster on MBR disk installs. The problem with booting is solved by updating to OI Hipster osnet-incorporation 0.5.11-2017.0.0.16205 (2017-02-25_1202) with system/boot/loader 1.1-2017.0.0.16205 (2017-02-25_1228) and upwards and reinstalling boot blocks. Here are some Read More …

New Hipster Handbook

As part of our documentation revitalization effort, we’re happy to announce a new end user documentation platform based on MkDocs. While still very much a work in progress, the Getting Started with OpenIndiana section of the new Hipster Handbook is nearing completion. However, much work remains to be done, and we cannot do it without Read More …