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1.  Updates to Solaris 10 Release

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Solaris Runtime Issues

Common Desktop Environment

x86: Support for Intel Integrated i810 and i815 Graphics Chipsets

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Compose Key Sequences Might Not Work When You Use X Keyboard Extension in Some Locales (6219932)

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

x86: kdmconfig Instructions to Configure Xorg X Server Are Incomplete (6205881)

x86: Program That Configures Keyboard, Display, and Mouse Not Working for X Server (6178669)

SPARC: Some UTF-8 Locales Are Unavailable in the Common Desktop Environment Login Service (5042573)

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

Solaris PDASync Cannot Delete Last Entry From the Desktop (4260435)

Solaris PDASync Does Not Support Data Exchange With the Multibyte Internationalized PDA Device (4263814)

Documentation DVD

SUNWsdocs Package Needed to Remove Other Documentation Packages

European Locale PDF Documents Available Only Through C Locale (4674475)

File Systems

Upgrading From Some Solaris Express or Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

Access Problems Between Solaris NFSv4 Clients and NFSv4 Servers

System Crash Dump Fails on Devices Greater Than 1 TByte (6214480)

Using smosservice Command to Add OS Services Results in Insufficient Disk Space Message (5073840)

Hardware-Related Issue and Bugs

SPARC: Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 Board Versions 1.0 and 1.1 Not Supported in Solaris 10 OS

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

x86: Limitations Exist With Certain Device Drivers in Solaris 10 OS

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-US English Keyboards

SPARC: jfca Driver for Certain Host Bus Adapters That Are Connected to Tape Devices Might Cause Errors (6210240)

Using USB 2.0 Hubs With USB 1.x Devices Might Cause System Panic (6209619)

x86: EHCI Driver Unusable in Certain Motherboards (6204987)

Using FireWire-1394 Storage Devices Might Cause System Panic (6203680)

Pausing USB Audio Devices During Play or Record Operation Might Cause System Deadlock (6200924)

Contention Exists Between Certain Devices That Share the Same Bus (6196994)

Some Keyboard Keys Not Functioning With Num Lock Key On (6173972)

SPARC: GigaSwift Fast and Gigabit Ethernet Devices With Revision IDs Lower Than 32 Might Cause System Panic (5090222)

hat_getkpfnum() DDI Function Is Obsolete (5046984)

Some Systems With USB 2.0 Hardware Might Hang or Panic (5030842)

x86: Using Two Adaptec SCSI Card 39320D Cards on a Sun Fire V65x Server Might Cause the System to Panic (5001908)

x86: Soft System-Shutdown is Not Supported in Solaris OS on x86 (4873161, 5043369)

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot Solaris (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Issues While Running Debugger

SPARC: Systems With Active Kernel Debugger Might Panic During Suspend/Resume Cycles (5062018)

System Might Loop When Master CPU Is Changed (4405263)

Localization Issues

Login Screen Marks UTF-8 Locales as Recommended

Microsoft Office Files

HTML Files

Fixing Broken HTML File

Emails Saved As Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Estonian Keyboard Type 6, French Canadian Keyboard Type 6, and Polish Programmers Keyboard Type 5 Not Available

Cannot Print Documents in Portable Document Format (6239307, 6218079)

x86: Login Process Might Hang in Certain Asian Non-UTF-8 Locales (6215527)

localeadm -l Does Not List Installed Korean Locale Packages (6189823)

Special Keyboard Keys Do Not Work (5077631)

Modifier Keys Do Not Function Correctly (4996542)

Chinese and Korean Characters Are Printed In a Box (4977300)

Sort Capability in the European UTF-8 Locales Does Not Function Correctly (4307314)

Networking Issues

SPARC: RTM_IFINFO Message Has Different Sizes on 32-bit and 64-bit Compilations

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in Solaris 10 OS

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

ATM LANE Subnets for IPv4/IPv6 Might Not Complete Initialization (4625849)

Configuring Multiple Tunnels Between Two IP Nodes With Filtering Enabled Might Result in Packet Loss (4152864)

Security Issues

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled

New Versions of encrypt() and decrypt() Are Not Backward Compatible

Incorrect Parameters Might Cause Panic in Sun StorEdge T3 (4319812)

Service Management Facility

svccfg import Subcommand Does Not Refresh Dependent Services (6221374)

Print Services Have Offline Settings by Default (5100134)

keyserv Daemon Disables Some File System Services (5084183)

Login Prompts Sometimes Appear Before File Systems Are Mounted (5082164)

Smart Card

System Does Not Respond to Smart Card (4415094)

Edit Config File Menu Item in Smartcards Management Console Does Not Work (4447632)

Solaris Commands and Standards

Bash 2.0.5b No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

New tcsh Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equals Sign

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Command ping -v Does Not Work on IPv6 Addresses (4984993)

Solaris Volume Manager

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Solaris Volume Manager metassist Command Fails in Non-English Locales (5067097)

Volume Creation Fails in Systems With Unformatted Disks (5064066)

Hot Spares Do Not Work Correctly When Solaris Volume Manager RAID-1 (Mirror) or RAID-5 Volumes Are Created in Disk Sets Built on Soft Partitions (4981358)

Solaris Volume Manager metadevadm Command Fails if Logical Device Name No Longer Exists (4645721)

Solaris Volume Manager metarecover Command Fails to Update metadb Namespace (4645776)

Sun Java Desktop System

Email and Calendar

Problems With Using Multiple Attachments (6260583)

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Problems When Saving Attachments With Localized Content (6204976)

Incomplete List of Contacts in Contact Folder (5088514)


Login Error Message

$PATH issues (6247943)

Remote Connection Problems (6203727)

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Online Help Freezes (5090731)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

Cannot Specify User Preferences for Roaming Access in Mozilla Browser (6200999)

Keyboard Shortcuts Fail (6192644)

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

GNU Image Manipulation Program Missing From the Graphics Menu (6209566)

Problems With Online Registration of StarOffice 7 Software (6208829)

Problems With Sound Recorder

Volume Control Option Not Working

Problems When Using Keyboard Indicator (6245563)

Certain View Options Might Cause File Manager to Fail (6233643)

Cannot Delete Files Outside of Home Directory (6203010, 5105006)

Problems Creating Certain Types of Archives (5082008)

Cannot Type Multibyte Characters in Text Editor 2.9.1 (4937266)

System Administration

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Not Compatible With Previous Versions

Sun Remote Services Net Connect Supported Only in the Global Zone

Error or Warning Messages Might Be Displayed While Installing Non-global Zones With the zoneadm Command

Solaris Product Registry Administration Utility Fails to Launch in a Zone (6220284)

patchadd Fails to Reapply Patches to Newly Installed Packages (6219176)

Non-Global Zones Created After Patching Global Zones Are Not Accessible by Remote Login Services (6216195)

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

Net Connect 3.1.1 Installation Fails (6197548)

x86: Default C Library Might Cause Boot Failure When You Install Solaris Flash Archives (6192995)

SPARC: smosservice delete Command Does Not Successfully Remove All Directories (6192105)

patchadd Command Does Not Support Installing Patches From an NFS Server (6188748)

lucreate Command Does Not Create RAID-1 Volumes (5106987)

SPARC: Panics That Occur During Suspend and Resume Cycles Might Cause the System to Hang (5062026)

SPARC: Stopping the System by Using Keyboard Sequences Might Cause a System Panic (5061679)

Using the ipfs Command With -W Option Fails (5040248)

Permissions for Mount Points Not Preserved in Created Boot Environment (4992478)

kill -HUP Does Not Always Cause the Agent to Reread the snmpd.conf Configuration File (4988483)

x86: Pressing the F4 Key During BIOS Bootup Fails to Boot the Service Partition (4782757, 5051157)

Solaris WBEM Services 2.5 Daemon Cannot Locate com.sun Application Programming Interface Providers (4619576)

Some com.sun Application Programming Interface Method Invocations Fail Under XML/HTTP Transport Protocol (4497393, 4497399, 4497406, 4497411)

Cannot Modify File-System Mount Properties With Solaris Management Console Mounts and Shares Tool (4466829)

4.  System-Specific Issues

5.  End-of-Software Support Statements

6.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bugs in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Common Desktop Environment

The following bugs in Solaris 10 OS apply to the Common Desktop Environment (CDE).

x86: Support for Intel Integrated i810 and i815 Graphics Chipsets

Intel Integrated i810 and i815 Graphics Chipsets are not supported by the Xorg X Window System server. Support is available with the Xsun server. To configure the Xsun server to use these chipsets, follow these steps:

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Run the program to configure keyboard, display, and mouse.

    # kdmconfig
  3. On the Introduction and X Server Selection screen, select the Xsun server.

    On the View and Edit Window System Configuration screen, Intel i810/i815 (4MB) should be automatically selected and displayed as the Video Device.

  4. If the Intel i810 and i815 Chipsets are not automatically selected, select the Change Video Device/Monitor option.

  5. On the Video Device Selection screen, select the Intel i810/i815 (4MB) option.

  6. Continue to select other kdmconfig options.

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

If your x86 system is using Xorg as the default Xserver, the Arabic font (iso7759-6) does not appear in the ar locale. This error does not occur if you are using XSun instead of XOrg.

Workaround: Follow these steps.

  1. As superuser, edit /usr/dt/config/Xservers.

    • Uncomment or add the following line:

      :0 Local local_uid@console root /usr/openwin/bin/Xsun :0 
      -nobanner -defdepth 24
    • Comment out the following line:

      :0 Local local_uid@console root /usr/X11/bin/Xorg :0
  2. Reboot the system.

Alternatively, you can log in to ar_EG.UTF-8 or other UTF-8 locales.

Compose Key Sequences Might Not Work When You Use X Keyboard Extension in Some Locales (6219932)

Some Compose key sequences might not work in locales that do not use keyboard input methods, such as the C locale. The error occurs if either of the following system configurations is used in those locales:

Specifically, Compose sequences in these systems fail if the sequence requires the use of the Shift key to type one of the characters.

Workaround: Choose one of the following options:

x86: kdmconfig Command Does Not Create System Identification Configuration File for Xorg X Server (6217442)

If you use the JumpStart installation method, the process might use a system identification configuration (sysidcfg) file. This file is used to generate a specific Xsun configuration file for a system. The Xsun configuration portion of a sysidcfg file is created by the command kdmconfig -d filename. However, on systems that use the default Xorg server, the command does not create a file with any Xorg configuration information. Consequently, you cannot use the JumpStart method on these systems without some additional preparatory steps.

Workaround: Before using the JumpStart installation method on a system that uses the Xorg server, perform the following steps.

  1. Prepare a specific xorg.conf file to be used on the system. Store this file in the JumpStart directory of the JumpStart server.

    For instructions to create an xorg.conf file and to access Xorg information, see x86: Program That Configures Keyboard, Display, and Mouse Not Working for X Server (6178669).

  2. Create a finish script that copies the xorg.conf file to the /etc/X11 directory in the system that you want to install. For example, the script might include the following line:

    cp ${SI_CONFIG_DIR}/xorg.conf /etc/X11/Xorg.conf
  3. In the custom JumpStart rules file, include the finish script in the rules entry for systems of the type that you want to install.

  4. Perform the custom JumpStart installation.

For instructions about how to perform a custom JumpStart installation, see the Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Custom JumpStart and Advanced Installations. Chapter 4 includes information about the JumpStart rules file, while Chapter 5 contains a section about finish scripts.

x86: kdmconfig Instructions to Configure Xorg X Server Are Incomplete (6205881)

Instructions that are provided in the kdmconfig program to configure the Xorg server are incomplete. The program lists basic instructions to generate an xorg.conf file. However, some relevant information is unavailable. For example, options in the xorg.conf file can be overridden in several places:

Thus, for more information about Xorg configuration, refer to the following sources:

If these directories are not in your man path, use one of these options:

Some scripts that start the Xorg server use smf(5) repository properties. In particular, the FMRI svc:/applications/x11/x11-server is used for storing X server properties. The following properties are relevant to the Xorg server:

You can set and retrieve these properties by becoming superuser and using the svccfg command, as shown in the following example:

# svccfg 
svc:> select application/x11/x11-server 
svc:/application/x11/x11-server> listprop options/default_depth options/default_depth integer 24

svc:/application/x11/x11-server> setprop options/default_depth = 8 
svc:/application/x11/x11-server> listprop options/default_depth options/default_depth integer 8

svc:/application/x11/x11-server> end

x86: Program That Configures Keyboard, Display, and Mouse Not Working for X Server (6178669)

In this current Solaris 10 release, the default X server has changed from Xsun to Xorg. The program that configures keyboard, display, and mouse ( kdmconfig ) applies only to the Xsun server. The program has no effect on Xorg server configuration. Consequently, you cannot use kdmconfig to configure the Xorg server. While kdmconfig allows you to select which server to use, kdmconfig only configures the Xsun server.

Workaround: To configure the Xorg server, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an xorg.conf file with one of these commands:

    • /usr/X11/bin/Xorg -configure

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgcfg

  2. Edit the resultant xorg.conf file with the necessary changes.

  3. Move the xorg.conf file to /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

For more details about Xorg configuration, refer to the Xorg man pages in /usr/X11/man. This directory is not in the default man page path. To view these man pages, use one of the following options:

Note - Xorg command line options can override xorg.conf settings. See the man pages for more details about options to use with Xorg.

SPARC: Some UTF-8 Locales Are Unavailable in the Common Desktop Environment Login Service (5042573)

The following UTF-8 locales are missing when the login server starts and the Common Desktop Environment (CDE) login service is launched:

Workaround: To use these locales, log in to any other UTF-8 locale. Then, set the LC_ALL variable at the command line. For example:

export LC_ALL=ar_SA.UTF-8

Note - The workaround applies only to SPARC based systems. These locales are unavailable in x86 based systems.

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

The Removable Media auto run capability in the CDE desktop environment has been temporarily removed from the Solaris 10 software.

Workaround: To use the auto run function for a CD-ROM or another removable media volume, you must do one of the following:

Solaris PDASync Cannot Delete Last Entry From the Desktop (4260435)

After you delete the last item from the desktop, the item is restored from the handheld device to the desktop when you synchronize your handheld device. Examples of items that you might delete, and then have restored, are the last appointment in your Calendar or the last address in the Address Manager.

Workaround: Manually delete the last entry from the handheld device prior to synchronization.

Solaris PDASync Does Not Support Data Exchange With the Multibyte Internationalized PDA Device (4263814)

If you exchange multibyte data between a PDA device and Solaris CDE, the data might be corrupted in both environments.

Workaround: Back up your data on your personal computer with the PDA backup utility before you run the Solaris PDASync application. If you accidentally exchange multibyte data and corrupt that data, restore your data from the backup.