Sortix nightly manual
This manual documents Sortix nightly, a development build that has not been officially released. You can instead view this document in the latest official manual.
basic system usage and overview
installation(7). Bootable cdrom releases will offer the options of running a live environment, installing the operating system, or upgrading an existing installation.You will be presented with a graphical Unix-like command line environment upon login or booting the live environment.
display(1) desktop environment is automatically started when booting the live environment or after logging into an installation.A new terminal(1) can be launched by pressing Control + Alt + T.The desktop environment can be exited by pressing Control + Alt + Delete, which will return to the login screen (in installations) or power off the computer (in the live environment).See display(1) for all the available keyboard shortcuts.
poweroff(8) or login as poweroff. To reboot the computter, run reboot(8) or login as reboot.
$ chkblayout dk
- bga(4) - Bochs Graphics Adapter found in virtual machines.
man(1) program. Sortix is currently in the process of being documented and many manual pages are missing. The current priority is to document areas specific to Sortix and assume standard knowledge from other operating systems.
asteroids(6). Additional third party games may be installed through ports.
git(1) repository along with the tools to build it and develop it. The build process is covered in development(7).
extfs(8) and unmount them with unmount(8):Beware that init(8) is unaware of manual mountpoints and powering off will not gracefully unmount. The extfs(8) driver only supports the large_file and filetype ext2 extensions. You can make a compatible filesystem with:
$ extfs /dev/ahci0p1 /mnt
$ unmount /mnt
$ mkfs.ext2 -O none,large_file,filetype
ip(4)) networking is available if you have a supported network interface (if(4)):The Internet Protocol version 6 (ip6(4)) is not yet supported.
- em(4) - Intel 825xx