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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

Solaris Volume Manager

The following Solaris Volume Manager bugs apply to the Solaris 10 release.

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

If you have a Solaris Volume Manager mirrored root (/) file system in which the file system does not start on cylinder 0, all submirrors you attach must also not start on cylinder 0.

If you attempt to attach a submirror starting on cylinder 0 to a mirror in which the original submirror does not start on cylinder 0, the following error message is displayed:

can't attach labeled submirror to an unlabeled mirror

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds:

Note - By default, the JumpStart installation process starts swap at cylinder 0 and the root (/) file system somewhere else on the disk. Common system administration practice is to start slice 0 at cylinder 0. Mirroring a default JumpStart installation with root on slice 0, but not cylinder 0, to a typical secondary disk with slice 0 that starts at cylinder 0, can cause problems. This mirroring results in an error message when you attempt to attach the second submirror. For more information about the default behavior of Solaris installation programs, see the Solaris 10 Installation Guides.

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

In non-English locales, the Solaris Volume Manager metassist command might fail to create volumes. For example, if LANG is set to ja (Japanese), the following error message is displayed:

xmlEncodeEntitiesReentrant : input not UTF-8
Syntax of value for attribute read on mirror is not valid
Value "XXXXXX"(unknown word) for attribute read on mirror 
is not among the enumerated set
Syntax of value for attribute write on mirror is not valid
Value "XXXXXX"(Parallel in Japanse) for attribute write on mirror 
is not among the enumerated set
metassist: XXXXXX(invalid in Japanese) volume-config

Workaround: As superuser, set the LANG variable to LANG=C.

For the Bourne, Korn, and Bash shells, use the following command:

# LANG=C; export LANG

For the C shell, use the following command:

# setenv LANG C

Volume Creation Fails in Systems With Unformatted Disks (5064066)

Creating Solaris Volume Manager volume configurations with the metassist command might fail if an unformatted disk is in the system. The following error message is displayed:

metassist: failed to repartition disk

Workaround: Manually format any unformatted disks before you issue the metassist command.

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)

If you create a Solaris Volume Manager RAID-1 (mirror) or RAID-5 volume in a disk set that is built on top of a soft partition, hot spare devices do not work correctly.

Problems that you might encounter include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

You cannot replace a failed drive with a drive that has been configured with the Solaris Volume Manager software. The replacement drive must be new to Solaris Volume Manager software. If you physically move a disk from one slot to another slot on a Sun StorEdge A5x00, the metadevadm command fails. This failure occurs when the logical device name for the slice no longer exists. However, the device ID for the disk remains present in the metadevice replica. The following message is displayed:

Unnamed device detected. Please run 'devfsadm && metadevadm -r to resolve.

Note - You can access the disk at the new location during this time. However, you might need to use the old logical device name to access the slice.

Workaround: Physically move the drive back to its original slot.

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

If you remove and replace a physical disk from the system, and then use the metarecover -p -d command to write the appropriate soft partition specific information to the disk, an open failure results. The command does not update the metadevice database namespace to reflect the change in disk device identification. The condition causes an open failure for each such soft partition that is built on top of the disk. The following message is displayed:

Open Error

Workaround: Create a soft partition on the new disk instead of using the metarecover command to recover the soft partition.

Note - If the soft partition is part of a mirror or RAID 5, use the metareplace command without the -e option to replace the old soft partition with the new soft partition.

# metareplace dx mirror or RAID 5 old_soft_partition new_soft_partition