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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.

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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 '10 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 '10 at 22:07
  • An alternative would be using xmodmap with the suitable keymap tables. – jlliagre Oct 29 '10 at 22:13

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