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    Default Sun Openboot keyboard layout change

    I have got Sun Blade 100 server with German keyboard.
    When I turned it on, keyboard layout in OpenBoot is also German. It's not comfortable for me, and I would like to switch it to English also in OpenBoot (I haven't looked to the system, I'll do it later)

    I googled a little bit and tried eeprom set keyboard-layout US-English, but it doesn't work.

    Or, does keyboard inform Sun Openboot what layout it has, and for English layout I need English keyboard?

    It doesn't matter what letters/symbols are drawn on keys, I type blindly using English/US layout.

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    try this:

    eeprom keyboard-layout=US-English

    reboot system

    let me know if that works

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    Quote Originally Posted by liqmat View Post
    try this:

    eeprom keyboard-layout=US-English

    reboot system

    let me know if that works
    Hello,

    Sorry for so long silence - that server was needed NVRAM to be resurrected. I did this and now can do tests with it.

    Unfortunately, it didn't work - there's no 'keyboard-layout' option.
    And, if I connect another (Windows English) keyboard, the layout is English.

    I also connected that German keyboard to Sun Ray (it's booted from another Solaris server) and the layout was German in login screen. When I logged in to the system, it's set to English (I have configured English and Russian there in Solaris GUI)

    I don't have Sun USB English keyboard to test, but Sun hardware seems to know layout from a keyboard itself (if it's Sun one, at least).

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    Some keyboards (at least Type 5c I'm sure) have DIP switches to set the language they report, you might want to check that.

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