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1.  Transitioning From Oracle Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11 (Overview)

2.  Transitioning to an Oracle Solaris 11 Installation Method

3.  Managing Devices

4.  Managing Storage Features

5.  Managing File Systems

6.  Managing Software

7.  Managing Network Configuration

8.  Managing System Configuration

9.  Managing Security

10.  Managing Oracle Solaris Releases in a Virtual Environment

11.  User Account Management and User Environment Changes

12.  Using Oracle Solaris Desktop Features

Oracle Solaris 11 Desktop Feature Summary

Key Desktop Features

Desktop Features That Have Been Removed

Xorg Family of Servers

X Server Key Maps

How to Update Custom Hot Key Configurations or Enable Legacy Mappings

Troubleshooting Desktop Transition Issues

Installing the Oracle Solaris Desktop Software Package After an Installation

GNOME Desktop Manager Issues

A.  Transitioning From Previous Oracle Solaris 11 Releases to Oracle Solaris 11

Xorg Family of Servers

While Oracle Solaris 10 includes both the Xsun family of X servers, with Xsun as the default on SPARC platforms, and Xorg as the default on x86 platforms, Oracle Solaris 11 only supports the Xorg family of servers. X server information has moved from /usr/X11/bin to /usr/bin. Note that Xorg packages are included on the Live Media, but not with the text installer. The following table lists legacy Oracle Solaris X server commands and the corresponding Oracle Solaris 11 commands.

Table 12-1 Oracle Solaris 11 X Server Commands

Legacy Command
Oracle Solaris 11 Command

X Server Key Maps

Oracle Solaris 11 has moved to more common Xorg key mappings. For example, the Copy key is now mapped to XF86Copy.

How to Update Custom Hot Key Configurations or Enable Legacy Mappings

  1. To update custom hot key configurations or enable the legacy mappings from the desktop, open the Keyboard panel from the System -> Preferences menu.
  2. Select the Layouts tab, then click the Options... button to open the Keyboard Layout Options dialog box.
  3. Select the Maintain key compatibility with old Solaris keycodes option, then select the Sun Key Compatibility checkbox.