This section describes issues that apply to the Sun Java Desktop System (Java DS) in the Solaris 10 OS.
This section describes issues related to Email and Calendars.
After you change the authentication type for the incoming mail server, Email and Calendar might not work correctly.
Workaround: Restart Email and Calendar.
This section describes login issues.
You might encounter the following error message when you log in to a Java Desktop System session:
Could not look up internet address for hostname. This will prevent GNOME from operating correctly. It may be possible to correct the problem by adding hostname to the file /etc/hosts
Workaround: Ensure that your hostname is set up correctly in the /etc/hosts file. Perform the following steps:
Set the hostname in the /etc/hosts file as follows:
127.0.0.1 localhost loghost hostname localhost.localdomain
hostname is the name of your system.
Ensure that your hostname is listed in the /etc/nodename file. This file must also contain the following line:
127.0.0.1 localhost loghost hostname localhost.localdomain
If you use the Yelp browser to open the online help for Volume Control, the help file for the Keyboard Accessibility panel application is opened instead.
You cannot print documents from the Mozilla browser if the documents contain Unicode characters that are not in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).
User preferences in your home account for an earlier version of the GNOME Desktop might be partly incompatible with the version on the Java DS Release 3.
Workaround: Reset your preferences. Perform the following steps:
Log out of the Java Desktop System.
Click Session and choose Failsafe terminal.
In the failsafe terminal window, enter the following commands:
% gnome-cleanup exit
Log in again.
Your GNOME preferences are now reset.
You might be unable to complete the online registration of the StarOffice software if the software cannot find Mozilla on the system. The software must be able to locate the Email and Calendar application to successfully send documents.
Workaround: Add /usr/sfw/bin to your PATH. Perform the following steps.
Open a terminal window.
Issue the following command:
% export PATH=/usr/sfw/bin:$PATH
To start the StarOffice software, issue the following command:
Complete the StarOffice registration procedure.
The slide bar and the side counter do not work when the Sound Recorder is recording a new.wav file.
The Group permissions in the Permissions tab should be the same as the Mask permissions in the Access Tab, but on some occasions they appear out of sync.
Workaround: Click the Close button, and then click Reload. View the file properties again. The Group permissions and the Mask permissions will now be in sync again. The permissions are set to what you changed the Mask to in the previous step.
The Java DS menu bar and some applications, like Evolution, incorrectly display Chinese date. The incorrect date is displayed in the %-m M %-d D format where M and D are the month and date in Chinese respectively.
Workaround: Perform the following steps:
Backup the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/gnome-panel*.mo file.
Download gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po from http://l10n.gnome.org/POT/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po and save it under the /tmp directory.
Edit the file gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po and replace all occurrences of %-m with %Om, and %-d with %e.
Generate a new gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po file.
msgfmt -v -o gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.mo /tmp/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po
Copy the file back to the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/ directory.
Log out of the system and re-login.
If your Solaris 10 system has a single physical video card, you cannot configure the system for full-screen magnification. For such a configuration, you must use a separate configuration file in which you define settings for a dummy driver. First, make sure that the Xserver is not running. Then perform the following steps:
Log in to a command-line session.
If you are using the GNOME Display Manager, follow these steps:
Log in to a session as superuser.
At the prompt, type svcadm disable application/gdm2-login .
Log in again as superuser.
If you are using dtlogin, follow these steps:
In the dtlogin window, click Options and select Command Line Login.
Log in as superuser.
Create a new xorg.conf file.
# /usr/X11/bin/Xorg -configure
The command creates the file xorg.conf.new in the root (/) directory.
Copy the new configuration file to the /etc/x11 directory and rename the file xorg.conf.
# cp /xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Modify the configurations in the file by using the following sample configurations:
Add a new monitor section.
Section "Monitor" Identifier "monitor_dummy" ModelName "dummy" HorizSync 10-200 VertRefresh 20-90 EndSection
Add a new device section.
Section "Device" BoardName "dummy" Driver "dummy" Identifier "device_dummy" VendorName "dummy" videoram 10000 EndSection
You might need to adjust the videoram value, depending on the screen width, height, and color depth of your particular graphics card. The value in Kbytes must be large enough for the intended screen. For example, you can compute the value by using the formula width * height * bpp/8.
Add a new screen section.
Section "Screen" DefaultDepth 24 SubSection "Display" Depth 24 Modes "1280x1024" EndSubSection Device "device_dummy" Identifier "screen_dummy" Monitor "monitor_dummy" EndSection
You might need to adjust the resolution value for your particular system setup.
Look for the following line under the ServerLayout section:
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
Insert the following line below the line in the previous step:
Screen 1 "screen_dummy" RightOf "Screen0"
This new line defines Screen1, a second dummy screen that is notionally to the right of Screen0, the physical and primary screen.
Save the changes.
Reboot the system from the appropriate command-line session:
Start the Gnopernicus screen reader.
Change the Startup Mode to Magnifier.
Click Preferences, then select Magnifier.
Assign the following values for Magnifier preferences:
Because of the overlaying full-screen magnification zoomer, the Gnopernicus windows become invisible. However, full-screen magnification is now available.
The File Manager might fail if you use the following View options:
View as Catalog
View as Image Collection
Depending on the View options that you use, the following error messages might be displayed:
The application nautilus has quit unexpectedly
The Catalog view encountered an error while starting up
The Image Collection view encountered an error while starting up
Workaround: None. Every time these problems occur, restart File Manager or click the Restart Application button on the crash dialog box.