Solaris 10 8/07: The $TERM value is now dynamically derived and depends on the terminal emulator that the console is using. On x86 based systems, the $TERM value is sun-color because the kernel's terminal emulator is always used.
On SPARC based systems the $TERM value is as follows:
This value is used for $TERM if the system uses the kernel's terminal emulator.
This value is used for $TERM if the system uses the PROM's terminal emulator.
This change does not impact how the terminal type is set for the serial port. You can still use the svccfg command to modify the $TERM value, as shown in the following example:
# svccfg svc:> select system/console-login svc:/system/console-login> setprop ttymon/terminal_type = "xterm" svc:/system/console-login> exit