Solaris 10 What's New

Keyboard Configuration Automated

Starting with this release, the sysidkdb tool configures your USB language and its corresponding keyboard layout.

With the new sysidkdb tool, the following procedure occurs:

Previously, the USB keyboard assumed a self-identifying value of one during the installation. Therefore, all of the keyboards that were not self-identifying always configured for a U.S. English keyboard layout during installation on SPARC.

Note –

PS/2 keyboards are not self-identifying. You will have to select the keyboard layout during the installation.

JumpStart Specifications: If the keyboard is not self-identifying and you want to prevent being prompted during your JumpStart installation, select the keyboard language in your sysidkdb file. For JumpStart installation, the default is for a U.S. English keyboard layout. To select another language and its corresponding keyboard layout, set the keyboard keyword in your sysidkdb file .

For more information, see the Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations.