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Transitioning From Oracle® Solaris 10 to Oracle Solaris 11.3

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Updated: December 2018

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. As a result, X programs have moved from /usr/X11/bin to /usr/bin. Note that Xorg software packages are included with the Live Media, but not with the interactive text installer. The following table lists legacy Oracle Solaris X server commands and the corresponding Oracle Solaris 11 commands.

Table 16  Oracle Solaris 11 X Server Commands
Legacy Command
Oracle Solaris 11 Command

How to Update Custom Hot Key Configurations or Enable Legacy Mappings

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

  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.