sometimes you like sparse servers. all the gdm stuff that oracle solaris 11 installs in solaris-desktop can be particularly annoying. so, there's a special package list called: solaris-large-server however. sometimes you need things like xterm. yes. well, issuing: pkg install xterm won't do it. you need more! xauth - required to allow ssh to set up X11 forwarding with authentication. you want this. x11/diagnostic/x11-info-clients - required for software that executes xdpyinfo library/motif - required for software that has a motif gui (all software). terminal/xterm - required for xterm client (nuff said).