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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

Common Desktop Environment

x86: Cannot Configure Full-Screen Magnification on Systems With One Video Card

x86: Problems Configuring USB Mouse Device as Extension Device for Use With GNOME On-Screen Keyboard

x86: Support for Intel Integrated i810 and i815 Graphics Chipsets

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

x86: Time Settings Might Cause Key Combinations to Fail to Start Assistive Technologies in the Sun Java Desktop System (6351923)

Launch Menu Cannot Be Opened With Ctrl-Esc (6340714)

x86: Problems With dtlogin When Using UTF-8 Locales (6334517)

SPARC: Problems Configuring Preferences With the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard (6329929)

x86: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

Full-Screen Magnification and Keyboard Accessibility Features Not Working (6273030)

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

Desktop Icons Invisible on Second Desktop System (6211279)

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)

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

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

Adding ZFS Patch to a Solaris 10 6/06 System Causes Spurious Warning Messages (6429860)

ufsrestore Does Not Use acl_set() For Setting ACLs (6421216)

fdisk -E Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (6412771)

x86: BIOS Hangs on Reboot After Using ZFS on Sun Ultra 20 or Sun Fire X2100 (6363449)

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

Veritas NetBackup Does Not Back Up and Preserve Files With ZFS/NFSv4 ACLs (6352899)

Legato Networker Needs to Support ZFS/NFSv4 ACLs (6349974)

ZFS GUI Should Check For /usr/lib/embedded_su at the Beginning of Each Wizard (6326334)

du Reports Wrong Size Information on RAID-Z (6288488)

Fails to Sync File System on Panic (6250422)

Need Itinerary so That Interrupted scrub or resilverDoesn't Have to Restart (2136811)

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

Using mkfs Command to Create File System Might Fail on Very Large Disks (6352813)

File System Creation Might Fail on Small Slices (6346510)

Undetected Write Errors in NFSv4 Client With Full File System (6346204)

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

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Framebuffers (6321362)

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: Power Management in Sun Expert3D and Sun Elite3D Hardware Not Working Under Certain Circumstances (6321362)

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

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

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: Problems With dbx Debugger While Processing 64-bit Objects (6347707)

System Might Loop When Master CPU Is Changed (4405263)

Localization Issues

Deadkeys Not Working With GTK Applications on Xsun in EMEA UTF-8 Locales (6429880)

L10N Messages Missing When Using localeadm Utility to Add Locales (6423974)

IIIMF Packages Might Not be Installed (6388988)

SPARC: Keycode 50 Does Not Work for European Keyboard Layouts (6387317)

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME (6384024)

Unable to Switch Input Language on Session-Saved Applications (6360759)

Some Language Input Does Not Work Correctly on Non-U.S. Keyboard Layouts (6319383)

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mozilla in ES Locale Are Unusual and Ambiguous (6288620)

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)

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

Memory Leaks with ECC and RSA Cipher Suites (6421471)

iSCSI Initiator Does Not Handle LUN Address Reporting Properly (6377485)

LUN Numbers Greater Than 256 Are Treated Differently by 2-Gbyte and 4-Gbyte QLogic HBAs (6371273)

Wrong MAC Address is Displayed When There is More Than One Ethernet Card (6316245)

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

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in Solaris 10 OS

Generic LAN Driver Version 3 Fails to Set Field Length of Logical Link Control Frames (6350869)

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

Intermittent Errors Might Occur With the Use of DataDigests (5108515)

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

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

Service Management Facility

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 Issues

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

Outdated List of Allowed Applications for Solaris OS (6267922)

Problems When Using Keyboard Indicator (6245563)

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

CD Quality, Lossless Mode Fails at Start of Recording (6227666)

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

smosservice or smdiskless Is Broken Due to wbem Issues (6378956)

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

Adding Regions Fails With the localeadm Command (6350486)

SPARC: Error Messages Displayed During Dynamic Reconfiguration (6312424)

SPARC: Reinitializing Link on a Server in a Storage Area Network Causes Logical Unit Number on All Servers to Reset (6301627)

Error Messages Displayed by pkgchk After You Remove Patches for Zones (6267966)

Race Condition Between EF/kcfd and IPsec Algorithm Availability (6266083)

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

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)

Devices Not Immediately Available in Fabric Zones in a Storage Area Network (5077933)

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

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

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)

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Table of Integrated Bug Fixes in the Solaris 10 Operating System

B.  Solaris 10 Operating System Patch List

Sun Java Desktop System

This section describes issues that apply to the Sun Java Desktop System (Java DS) in the Solaris 10 OS.

Email and Calendar

This section describes issues related to Email and Calendars.

Problems With Using Multiple Attachments (6260583)

If you drag and drop email messages to a new email message body, the content of the new email message is corrupted.

Workaround: To send multiple attachments, perform the following steps:

  1. Select the messages you want to attach.

  2. On the Menu bar, choose Action => Forward => Attached.

    Alternatively, you can press Ctrl-J to send the messages.

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

After you change the authentication type for the incoming mail server, Email and Calendar might not work correctly.

Workaround: Restart Email and Calendar.

Problems When Saving Attachments With Localized Content (6204976)

The Evolution application, which includes Email and Calendar, cannot save attachments with localized content.

Workaround: None.

Incomplete List of Contacts in Contact Folder (5088514)

After you import an LDAP Data Interchange Format file containing several contacts, only some of the contacts are displayed in your contact folder. This is a display problem only. Email and Calendar has imported all the contacts.

Workaround: Restart Email and Calendar.

Login Issues

This section describes login issue.

Login Error Message

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:

  1. Set the hostname in the /etc/hosts file as follows: localhost loghost hostname

    hostname is the name of your system.

  2. Ensure that your hostname is listed in the /etc/nodename file. This file must also contain the following line: localhost loghost hostname
  3. Add the following entry to the /etc/inet/ipnodes file: hostname

$PATH issues (6247943)

When you log into Java Desktop System Release 3, your $PATH is set incorrectly to the following:


Workaround: Remove the following from your $PATH:

The resulting path should be similar to the following example:


Remote Connection Problems (6203727)

If you use dtlogin remote connection, you cannot connect to the GNOME Display Manager from certain systems.

Workaround: When you are prompted to select the remote login, specify the IP address instead of the hostname.

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

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.

Workaround: None.

Online Help Freezes (5090731)

If you open an application's online help and no help files exist for that application, an error dialog box is displayed. Unless you click OK, the online Help system freezes and you cannot open the online help of other applications that you start subsequently.

Workaround: You must click the OK button in the error dialog box.

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

You cannot print documents from the Mozilla browser if the documents contain Unicode characters that are not in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).

Workaround: None.

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

In the Mozilla browser, you can specify that User Preferences should be transferred to and from the Roaming Access server. You specify your Roaming Access option by following these steps:

  1. On the browser, click Edit and select Preferences.

  2. Select Roaming User, then select Item Selection.

  3. On the right panel, select User Preferences.

However, the selection of User Preferences does not take effect.

Workaround: None.

Keyboard Shortcuts Fail (6192644)

In the Mozilla browser, you enable caret browsing by pressing F7. When caret browsing is enabled, the keyboard shortcut Ctrl-Home brings you to the beginning of the web page that you are browsing. However, this keyboard shortcut does not work when you browse certain sites such as and

Workaround: Disable caret browsing by pressing F7.

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

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:

  1. Log out of the Java Desktop System.

  2. Click Session and choose Failsafe terminal.

  3. Log in.

  4. In the failsafe terminal window, enter the following commands:

    % gnome-cleanup exit
  5. Log in again.

    Your GNOME preferences are now reset.

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

The GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) is not available in the Graphics menu.

Workaround: Perform the following steps.

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Edit the /usr/share/applications/gimp-2.0.desktop file.

  3. Change the Exec and TryExec lines to add the full path to the GIMP binary:

    Exec=/usr/sfw/bin/gimp-remote-2.0 %u

Problems With Online Registration of StarOffice 7 Software (6208829)

You might be unable to complete the online registration of the StarOffice 7 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.

  1. Open a terminal window.

  2. Issue the following command:

    % export PATH=/usr/sfw/bin:$PATH
  3. To start the StarOffice software, issue the following command:

    % soffice
  4. Complete the StarOffice registration procedure.

Problems With Sound Recorder

The slide bar and the side counter do not work when the Sound Recorder is recording a new.wav file.

Workaround: None.

Volume Control Option Not Working

The option in the Volume Control panel application that enables you to start the Volume Control desktop applications does not work.

Workaround: None.

Outdated List of Allowed Applications for Solaris OS (6267922)

In the Solaris software, you restrict application launching by setting to true the /desktop/gnome/lockdown/restrict_application_launching gonf key. This setting allows only certain applications to appear on the Launch menu where you can start these applications. The allowed applications are listed in the /desktop/gnome/lockdown/allowed_applications gonf key.

Currently, the list includes applications that are outdated and are no longer included in the Java Desktop System software. Moreover, the list also contains references to certain applications with incorrect directory locations. Consequently, if you restrict application launching, certain key applications such as Mozilla or StarOffice do not appear on the Launch menu.

Workaround: Perform the following steps.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Remove the ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/lockdown directory if the directory exists.

    # rm -rf ~/.gconf/desktop/gnome/lockdown
  3. Log out of the system and then log in again.

Problems When Using Keyboard Indicator (6245563)

Using the keyboard indicator might make the keyboard unusable when you switch between X servers.

Workaround: None. Do not use the Keyboard Indicator.

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

The File Manager might fail if you use the following View options:

Depending on the View options that you use, the following error messages might be displayed:

Workaround: None. Every time these problems occur, restart File Manager or click the Restart Application button on the crash dialog box.

CD Quality, Lossless Mode Fails at Start of Recording (6227666)

If you use the Sound Recorder multimedia application in CD Quality, Lossless mode, the application fails when recording starts. The following error message is displayed:

The Application "gnome-sound-recorder" has quit unexpectedly.

Workaround: Perform the following steps.

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Issue the following command:

    # GCONF_CONFIG_SOURCE=xml::/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults /usr/bin/gconftool-2 --makefile-install-rule /etc/gconf/schemas/gnome-audio-profiles.schemas

In addition, existing users must perform the following steps.

  1. If the gnome-audio-profiles-properties application is running, stop the application by closing the application window.

  2. If the profile cdlossless exists in ~/.gconf/system/gstreamer/audio/profiles, remove the profile.

    % rm ~/.gconf/system/gstreamer/audio/profiles/cdlossless
  3. Log out of the system and then log in again.

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

You can only delete files from your own home directory file system.

Workaround: To delete files outside your home directory file system, open a terminal window and use the command line.

Problems Creating Certain Types of Archives (5082008)

You cannot use Archive Manager to create the following types of archives:

Workaround: None.

Cannot Type Multibyte Characters in Text Editor 2.9.1 (4937266)

When you enable the Auto Indent function in the gedit text editor, you cannot type multibyte characters correctly.

Workaround: Disable the Auto Indent function. Perform the following steps in the text editor.

  1. Choose Edit => Preferences.

  2. In the Categories list, select Editor, then Auto Indent.

  3. Deselect the Enable auto indentation option.