By default Parallels installs the Solaris virtual machine at a very high resolution and for my 13.3" screen, this is a problem.
First things first ...
- 'init s' while in multi user mode
- To fix the screen resolution, perform the following command: /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig
- Specify a mouse protocol type, for this option choose "PS/2 [PS/2 Mouse]."
- Choose 'y' to enable "Emulate3Buttons." Just press <ENTER> to use the default device name.
- Select "Generic 101-key PC" for the keyboard type.
- For the country type, choose "U.S. English." Just press <ENTER> for default variant name.
- Select 'n' for additional XKB options.
- Make sure to indicate the horizontal sync range of your monitor to specify, "31.5 - 37.9; Non-Interlaced SVGA, 1024x768 @ 60 Hz, 800x600 @ 72 Hz."
- Indicate the vertical sync range of your monitor to specify, '50-90.' Click <ENTER> to fill in default names for monitor.
- Click 'y' to look at the card database.
- Choose "Generic VESA" as your corresponding card definition. Press <ENTER> to continue.
- For your memory, this depends on your video card. I chose '4096K' only because I use my virtual machine to test my scripts and hardening techniques. Press <ENTER> to fill in default names for your video card.
- Review the list of resolution modes and choose "The modes are OK, continue."
- Make the color depth 24 bits (16 million colors).
- Now create your new xorg.conf file which will be placed in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
- Reboot the system to verify changes are correct.