System Administration Guide: Advanced Administration

ProcedureHow to Set the ttymon Console Terminal Type

This procedure shows how to change the console terminal type by using the svccfg command.

  1. Become superuser or assume an equivalent role.

    Roles contain authorizations and privileged commands. For more information about roles, see Configuring RBAC (Task Map) in System Administration Guide: Security Services.

  2. Run the svccfg command to set the property for the service instance that you want to change.

    # svccfg -s console-login setprop ttymon/terminal_type = "xterm"

    where xterm is an example of a terminal type that you might want to use.

  3. (Optional) Restart the service instance.

    # svcadm restart svc:/system/console-login:default

    Caution – Caution –

    If you choose to restart the service instance immediately, you are logged out of the console. If you do not restart the service instance immediately, the property changes apply at the next login prompt on the console.