- configure or unconfigure keyboard, display, and mouse options for OpenWindows and internationalization
kdmconfig [-fv] [-s hostname] -c | -t | -u | -d filename
The kdmconfig program applies only to the Xsun window system environment, which is no longer the default in Solaris x86. If you want to use Xsun, you must run kdmconfig from the command line, select Xsun, and perform the remaining configuration steps.
The kdmconfig program configures or unconfigures the /etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig file with the keyboard, display, and mouse information relevant to a client's machine on x86 based systems for Solaris software. kdmconfig can also be used to set up the display, pointer, and keyboard entries in the bootparams(4) database on a server machine or the monitor, keyboard, display, and pointer keywords in a sysidcfg(4) file. kdmconfig can only be run as root or with privileges comparable to root. Upon completion of device selection, kdmconfig prompts the user to test the configuration, which is done by running the window system.
The valid options are:
Run the program in the configuration mode. This mode is used to create or update the OWconfig file. When invoked in this way, kdmconfig first looks for the relevant configuration information in the bootparams(4) databases. It also takes into account the information returned from device probes, unless the -s option is also used. The bootparams(4) databases available to the client are all of the /etc/bootparams files on servers on the same subnet as the client, provided the server machine is running the bootparamd(1M) daemon. kdmconfig is invoked with the -c option when called by sysidconfig(1M)
Set up a sysidcfg(4) file. This option displays the same screens as the -c option, but the information you specify is saved as sysidcfg(4) keywords (monitor, keyboard, display, and pointer). This enables you to use a sysidcfg(4) file to preconfigure a system's device information and bypass kdmconfig during an installation.
filename is the sysidcfg(4) file that is created, and it is created in the directory where kdmconfig is being run unless a path is specified. If filename already exists in the specified directory, the keywords are appended to the existing file.
Force screens mode. When this option is invoked, no network probing will be performed. This is helpful when debugging the client's configuration environment. Note that the -s option implies the use of -f, bypassing network probing when setting up a server.
Set up the bootparams(4) database on this machine for the specified client. This option presents the same screens as it does when run on a client, but instead writes the resulting information to the /etc/bootparams file. Also, -s implies the use of the -f option. That is, the program will always present the screens to the user when invoked this way. This option will reconfigure the nsswitch.conf(4) file to look for a bootparams(4) database on a local server. This option is only available to the super-user.
Run the program in test mode. In this mode, kdmconfig will use device probe information to determine whether the OWconfig file contains complete and up-to-date information about the keyboard, display, and mouse. If the information is accurate, kdmconfig will exit silently. Otherwise, kdmconfig will prompt for the super-user password and proceed to a normal editing session (as though it had been run without options).
Unconfigure the system, returning it to an "out-of-the-box" state. In this state, the factory default keyboard, mouse, and display are selected as a result of removing the device configuration entries from the /etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig file. This may result in an unusable configuration for the display server.
Enable verbose mode. Normally, kdmconfig will not produce any output. This option is helpful for debugging, as it records the different actions taken by kdmconfig on stderr.
Run without options, kdmconfig is used to edit the current configuration. kdmconfig uses the information from the OWconfig file in addition to information obtained from the bootparams(4) file and from device probes. In other respects, it is similar to using the -c option of kdmconfig.
OpenWindows configuration file
contains list of clients that diskless clients use for booting
name service configuration file
installed devices and properties
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:
See also the Xorg(1) and xorg.conf(4) man pages, which are found under /usr/X11/man on some Solaris systems. These man pages are not part of the SunOS man page collection.