I'm looking for a quick way to switch between DVORAK and QWERTY layouts in Solaris 10. I'd like to be able to do it solely through the command line and rather quickly. I see I might be able to do this with setxkbmap but I don't plan on always having this installed on the Solaris system. Is there another quick way to switch layouts? Or a quick way to install setxkbmap on Solaris 10? Thanks.

1 Answer 1


setxkbmap is included in Solaris 10 9/10 and available in patches for older Solaris 10 releases:

  • SPARC: 143771-01
  • x86/x64: 143772-01
  • Hmm, I just did a fresh installation of Solaris 10 u8 (10/09) and I get "command not found" when I attempt to use setxkbmap.
    – William
    Oct 29, 2010 at 20:53
  • That's because that's older than the Solaris 10 9/10 (S10 U9) release it was added in. (Yes, the two releases just happen to have confusingly similar names due to their release dates in October 2009 and September 2010.)
    – alanc
    Oct 29, 2010 at 22:07
  • An alternative would be using xmodmap with the suitable keymap tables.
    – jlliagre
    Oct 29, 2010 at 22:13

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.