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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Solaris Runtime Issues

Common Desktop Environment

Trusted Administrative Roles Other Than Root Not Authorized to Connect to the X Window Server (6579866)

Trusted CDE Screen Lock Logs Out the User (6564548)

Cannot Switch Roles on Trusted Java DS (6546892)

Mouse Pointer and the dtfile Icon Are Not Displayed When You Drag the dtfile Icon (6462945)

SMC Updates the tnrhdb File But Does Not Run tnctl to Update the Trusted Host Cache (6471594)

Trusted Stripe Disappears From The Screen After Resolution Change (6460624)

x86: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

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

CDE Removable Media Auto Run Capability Removed (4634260)

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

File Systems

zoneadm install Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

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

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

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

BrightStor ARCserve Backup Client Agent for UNIX (Solaris) and ZFS Support

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

Fails to Sync File System on Panic (6250422)

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)

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

The (ZFS) ARC Allocates Memory Inside The Kernel Cage Preventing DR (6522017)

mpathadm Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

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: 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)

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

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

Uninstaller Displays Strings Incorrectly in Some Locales (6487062)

Input Method Cannot Be Enabled With Primary Administrator Rights (6475081)

New ChuYin Input Method Not Supported in Upgrade to IIIMF rev.12 (6492129)

AltGr Does Not Work As Mode Switcher in Some Russian Locales (6487712)

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

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

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

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME (6384024)

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

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

Migration Note to UTF-8 locales

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)

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

Networking Issues

Login Fails on iSCSI Target With Two Portals and One Bad Portal (6476060)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in Solaris 10 OS

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 (6365896)

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

Service Management Facility

Print Services Have Offline Settings by Default (5100134)

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

Unsupported Options in the ddi_dma_mem_alloc(9F) Man Page (6571030)

Changed Man Pages for Solaris Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Failed Unconfigure Command cfgadm Might Succeed Later Without Notice (6483258)

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)

Incomplete List of Contacts in Contact Folder (5088514)

Login Issues

Cannot Login Using GDM Unless Clearance is Set to admin_high (6432114)

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Online Help Freezes (5090731)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problems With Online Registration of StarOffice 7 Software (6208829)

Problems With Sound Recorder

Release Notes Do Not Display in Thunderbird Help (6565136)

Trusted Java DS Workspace Does Not Start on Initial Change of Label (6550104)

Nautilus ACL MASK is Not in Sync With Group Permissions (6464485)

strftime(3c) Should Support GNU Extension in %-m And %-d (6448815)

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: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

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

Problems Creating Certain Types of Archives (5082008)

System Administration

Trusted $HOME Ownership Incorrect When Administrative Role Created (6579845)

SAN 4.4.13 Emulex Error With Patch 119914-12 (6558400)

iscsitgtd Double Frees on Target Creation With an Alias (6554915)

iSCSI Target Coredumps When Running JIST Test Suite (6550844)

zoneadm attach Command Might Fail (6550154)

Solaris is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (6520224)

Deferred Activation Patching (6486471)

Possible Error With 32-bit Applications Getting File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

x86: Uninstallation of Solaris Trusted Extensions Fails (6460106)

Using patchadd With the -R Option To Specify an Alternative Root Path From Systems That Are Not Zones Aware Should Be Restricted (6464969)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Not Compatible With Previous Versions

SPARC: Error Messages Displayed During Dynamic Reconfiguration (6312424)

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

Race Condition Between 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)

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

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

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

Common Desktop Environment

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

Trusted Administrative Roles Other Than Root Not Authorized to Connect to the X Window Server (6579866)

When an x64 system is configured for Solaris Trusted Extensions, users with administrative roles other than root cannot connect to the X Window server on the console. Applications will fail to start. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Permit TCP connections that are coming from the local host. To permit the TCP connections, create a /etc/X0.hosts file and add a single line with the global zone's host name.

Trusted CDE Screen Lock Logs Out the User (6564548)

On the Trusted CDE desktop, the screen lock starts correctly but when you unlock the screen, the desktop displays an inaccurate message and then logs you out. The problem does not occur with LDAP name service but only with other name services.

The following error message is displayed:

Your account has expired, you will be logged out in 10
seconds, or click OK to logout immediately

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.

Cannot Switch Roles on Trusted Java DS (6546892)

In a multi-label session on the Trusted Java DS desktop, when you select Switch to a different role, the desktop displays an inaccurate message. Also, the role cannot be switched. This bug does not affect the LDAP name service but affects all other name services.

The following error message is displayed:

Couldn't set account management for root.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.

Mouse Pointer and the dtfile Icon Are Not Displayed When You Drag the dtfile Icon (6462945)

When you drag the dtfile icon, the icon and the mouse pointer might not be displayed. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Add the following lines to the /usr/dt/config/<locale>/sys.resources file , under #if EXT_SUN_TS OL:

!! DragNDrop protocol. Other styles cause policy violation.
*DragInitiatorProtocolStyle:            DRAG_DYNAMIC
*DragReceiverProtocolStyle:             DRAG_DYNAMIC

SMC Updates the tnrhdb File But Does Not Run tnctl to Update the Trusted Host Cache (6471594)

When the SMC is used to manage network security templates, the /etc/s ecurity/tsol/tnrhdb file is updated but the tndb cache is not updated. Network security definitions do not take effect. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: After you modify a network entry in the SMC, manually refresh the tndb cache with one of the following commands:

Trusted Stripe Disappears From The Screen After Resolution Change (6460624)

When you type the /usr/X11/bin/xrander -s command to set a smaller screen resolution, Trusted Stripe is no longer displayed. This affects the Trusted CDE Desktop but not the Trusted Java DS Desktop. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: After the resolution changes, restart the Workspace Manager. Select windows -> Restart Workspace Manager from the CDE workspace menu and click OK.

x86: GNOME Applications Fail With dtremote (6278039)

GNOME applications do not start if you log in remotely and enable accessibility in gnome-at-properties. If you attempt to start a GNOME application, the following error message is displayed:

** ERROR **: Accessibility app error:
 exception during registry activation from id:

Workaround: None. Do not enable accessibility when you log in by using dtremote.

To revert to the default desktop settings in which accessibility is disabled, close the GNOME session. Issue the following command:

% gnome-cleanup

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.

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

    • /usr/X11/bin/Xorg -configure

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgconfig

    • /usr/X11/bin/xorgcfg

  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 8/07 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.

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.