SUMMARY : Console terminal under Solaris

From: Niall O Broin x 3619 (
Date: Tue Sep 05 1995 - 08:25:14 CDT

Thanks to all who responded to my simple (as it turned out) question about
how to tell a Solaris box that its console terminal is not a Sun. This is
not in the FAQ yet, but as Casper was one of those who pointed me in the
right direction, I trust it'll get in there now ;-)

The answer is to edit the co: line in /etc/inittab and change the -T sun
option to -T your_terminal_type and then run init q to tell init to
re-read inittab. Then logout and login again and voila, you're there !

Honorable mentions to : (Chris Royle)
Paul Hocking <>
Petros Michalis <>
Casper Dik <casper@Holland.Sun.COM>
Gary Merinstein <> (Kevin Sheehan {Consulting Poster Child}) (Bill Maggio) (Glenn Satchell - Uniq Professional Services) (Andrew Watkins)

and TIA to anyone whose reply my get here after this summary goes out.

Kindest regards,

Niall O Broin

European Space Operations Centre
Darmstadt, Germany Ph./Fax +49 6151 90 3619/2179

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