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I installed Solaris 11 with just consoles. Just like with Linux, you can switch between consoles using the Alt-F1 to Alt-F6 key combos. Great. Only, each time you do so, it asks you for your password.

Is there a way to remove the lock on consoles so I don't have to re-enter my password 10 times a minute?

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Yes, this should do it, if run as root or with appropriate privileges:

svccfg -s vtdaemon setprop options/secure=false
svcadm refresh vtdaemon
svcadm restart vtdaemon
  • Ah! Pretty good! You also need to refresh and restart as shown on this page: blogs.oracle.com/DanX/entry/solaris_virtual_consoles -- you may want to update your answer with those additional two commands. Also you have to be root it looks like. – Alexis Wilke Apr 12 '15 at 3:00
  • Oops, I forgot about those - if you don't run them it won't take effect until after you reboot. Answer updated to include that as you suggested. – alanc Apr 14 '15 at 22:58

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