EZsetup - login for basic system setup and user environment configuration
EZsetup, also referred to as System Setup, provides basic system
administration and user account configuration. EZsetup eases first-time
set up of a new IRIX system or of a new user account.
In IRIX 6.5.14, EZsetup's appearance (layout and colors) was modernized.
Logging in as EZsetup launches a web-based application running in a
customized version of the webviewer browser from which users can do the
1. Set up some basic system security
2. Set up basic networking
3. Add a user to the system
4. Configure World Wide Web Access for the user added in step 3
5. Configure portions of the Desktop for the user added in step 3
Steps 1-3 are accomplished via the graphical system administration tools,
available during a normal login session from the System Manager
(/usr/sysadm/bin/sysmgr). Steps 4 and 5, the World Wide Web Access and
Desktop Configuration tools, are custom to EZsetup, however they both
specify which desktop applications can be used to change the settings
after logging in.
Step 4, the World Wide Web Access portion, allows the user to set up
their web access, including default web page when the browser is
Note that the configuration files format is determined by the version of
the Netscape browser installed on the system in /usr/lib/X11/netscape at
the time that EZsetup is run. Netscape 3 and Netscape 4 preference file
formats are supported.
Step 5, the Configure Desktop portion, allows the user to choose between
two configurations that cause the desktop to behave more like a UNIX
environment or a Mac/PC environment. In the former, system notifications
appear in the system console, windows receive implicit focus when the
mouse enters their borders and the toolchest appears in a vertical
orientation. In the Mac/PC configuration style, system notifications
appear in a separate dialog box which pops up when appropriate, the user
must click in a window for it to receive input focus, and the toolchest
appears in a horizontal orientation.
In order for the web and desktop configuration changes to be made, the
user account must be created with a home directory that is writable by
that user at the time EZsetup is run.
You must log in to the EZsetup account to use the EZsetup application; it
cannot be invoked from a shell. Also note that EZsetup can be run from
the Entryspace section of the O2 OutOfBox Experience .
Configuration files created by EZsetup which are processed and removed
the first time the user logs in.
sysmgr(1M), desktop(1), windows(1), netscape(1).
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