Solaris 10 What's New

X11 Windowing Enhancements

The following X11 windowing features and enhancements have been added to the Solaris 10 8/07 release.

dtlogin Language Selection Overhaul

CDE currently lists the cryptic locale names in the form of a cascade menu in the login screen. The dtlogin language selection overhaul feature delivers a more user-friendly language-oriented login list. CDE has a feature to remember the per display default login language name. For SunRay environments, you can use an X resource to disable displays from remembering the login language.

For more information, see the dtlogin man page.

X Server DTrace Provider

Starting with this release, the X Window System servers include a User-land Statically Defined Tracing (USDT) DTrace provider for instrumenting X11 client connections. The X Window System servers include the following:

For more information about available probes and their arguments, and sample DTrace scripts using them, see

Xorg X11R7.2 Server and Drivers

The Xorg server for the X11 window system, the associated graphics, and the input device drivers, have been upgraded to the X11R7.2 release. The X11R7.2 release includes the Xorg server version 1.2. This release also adds 64-bit versions of the Xorg server for both x64 and SPARC platforms, though drivers for common SPARC graphics devices are not yet available for Xorg.

This release also includes the Xephyr nested X server and the Xorg version of Xvfb, both of which are installed in the /usr/X11/bin directory. This version of Xorg no longer supports the Low Bandwidth X (LBX) extension. The use of the X tunneling and compression features of ssh(1) is suggested for sites that need X displays across extremely bandwidth-limited network links.