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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

Hardware–Related Issue and Bugs

The following hardware–related issue and bugs apply to the Solaris 10 release.

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

ZFS can potentially allocate kernel memory across all system boards on systems with very large memory configurations. One free system board is required for dynamic memory reconfiguration so that the memory from the board to be dynamically reconfigured can be copied to the free board. The dynamic memory reconfiguration means that you cannot dynamically reconfigure memory on systems with very large memory configurations that have ZFS running. High-end SunFire servers can relocate kernel pages so that this issue is avoided. These servers must have kernel page relocation (KPR) enabled for domains with more than 32 cores. No error message is displayed

Workaround: Reduce the amount of kernel memory that ZFS can allocate by setting the zfs_arc_max parameter in the /etc/system file. The following example sets the maximum size to 512 Mbytes.

set zfs_arc_max = 0x20000000

mpathadm Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

The mpathadm show logical-unit subcommand lists the load balancing global configuration value for the Current Load Balance property. However, entries in the csi_vhci.conf that change the load-balance type for a specific product are not reflected in the mpathadm output even when the setting is active.

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Framebuffers (6321362)

If the background processes for the registration tool are left running, the Elite3D and Creator3D framebuffers stop power management. This failure reduces the power savings when the system is in a power-managed state. Under certain conditions, sys-suspend might also hang. No error message is displayed. The system might hang during a system suspend or resume operation.


Run the following command approximately 60 seconds after each login:

# pkill -f basicreg.jar
# pkill -f swupna.jar

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

A new cryptographic framework is provided in Solaris 10 OS. However, versions 1.0 and 1.1 of the Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 board's software and firmware do not utilize this framework. Consequently, these versions are not supported in the Solaris 10 OS.

The 2.0 release uses the new framework. This release is available as a free upgrade to current Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 users who plan to use Solaris 10 OS. Because the Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 is an export-controlled product, you must contact Sun Enterprise Services or your local sales channel to obtain the free upgrade. Additional information is available on the Sun Crypto Accelerator 4000 web page at Sun's products site.

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Support for certain USB 2.0 controllers has been disabled because of incompatibilities between these devices and the EHCI driver. The following message is displayed:

Due to recently discovered incompatibilities with this 
USB controller, USB2.x transfer support has been disabled. 
This device will continue to function as a USB1.x controller. 
If you are interested in enabling USB2.x support please refer 
to the ehci(7D) man page. 
Please refer to for Solaris Ready products 
and to for additional compatible 
USB products.

For the latest information about USB devices, see

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

This Solaris release supports both USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. The following table is a summary of USB devices that work in specific configurations. Connection types can either be direct to the computer or through a USB hub. Note that USB 1.1 devices and hubs are low speed or full speed. USB 2.0 devices and hubs are high speed. For details about ports and speeds of operation, see the System Administration Guide: Devices and File Systems.

Table 2-1 USB Devices and Configurations

USB Devices
Connection Types
USB 2.0 storage devices
Direct, USB 1.1 hub, USB 2.0 hub
USB 1.1 devices except audio
Direct, USB 1.1 hub, USB 2.0 hub
USB 1.1 audio devices
Direct, USB 1.1 hub
USB 2.0 audio devices
Not supported

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

The following list describes limitations with certain drivers and interfaces in this release of Solaris 10 for x86 platforms:

Checkpoint Resume

This functionality is turned off for all device types. In the DDI_SUSPEND code in your detach() function, you should return DDI_FAILURE.

Power Management

This functionality is unavailable to USB devices. Do not create power management components. Write your driver so that pm_raise_power() and pm_lower_power() are called only when power management components are created.

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

Power management of interactive devices such as removable media is linked with power management of your monitor and the graphics card that drives your monitor. If your screen is active, devices such as the CD-ROM drive and diskette remain at full-power mode. These devices might switch to low-power mode on a system without a monitor. To restore power to the CD or diskette, type volcheck to obtain the latest status from each removable device.

Alternatively, you can disable power management on your system by using the Dtpower GUI. By disabling power management, these devices are constantly at full power.

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

By default, the kdmconfig program specifies Generic US-English(104-Key) as the keyboard type that is connected to the system. If the system's keyboard is not a US-English keyboard, you must manually specify the keyboard type during installation. Otherwise, installation continues by using the default keyboard specification that is inconsistent with the system's actual keyboard type.

Workaround 1: If the system's keyboard is not a US-English keyboard, perform the following steps during installation:

  1. When the Proposed Window System Configuration For Installation is displayed, press Esc.

    Note - The information on the Proposed Window System Configuration For Installation, which includes the keyboard type, is displayed only for 30 seconds. If you want to change configuration settings, you must press Esc before the 30 seconds lapse. Otherwise, the installation continues by using the displayed settings.

  2. Change the keyboard type to the type that corresponds to your system's keyboard.

  3. Press Enter to accept the changes and continue with the installation.

Workaround 2: If you want to change the keyboard type in a system that is already running Solaris 10 OS, use the kdmconfig program. Choose the option that applies to the type of X server your system is running.

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

The jfca driver for the following host bus adapters (HBAs) might cause system panics or I/O failures when these HBAs are connected to tape devices:

The jfca driver for these HBAs is prone to race conditions when certain operations are being run, and thus causes the errors. The operations are the following:

Error messages similar to the following examples might be displayed:

Workaround: Do not connect tape devices to either the SG-PCI1FC-JF2 or SG-PCI2FC-JF2 HBA.

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

A bus contention occurs if Quad Fast-Ethernet (QFE) cards share the same bus with any of the following adapters:

The infinite-burst parameter of the ce driver that is used by these adapters is enabled by default. Consequently, little or no bus time is available for the QFE ports that share the same bus.

Workaround: Do not place QFE cards on the same bus as the network adapters in the list.

hat_getkpfnum() DDI Function Is Obsolete (5046984)

The hat_getkpfnum() DDI function is obsolete. Developers should update their device drivers to not use the hat_getkpfnum() DDI interface. If drivers are using hat_getkpfnum,() warnings similar to the following example are displayed:

WARNING: Module mydrv is using the obsolete hat_getkpfnum(9F)
interface in a way that will not be supported in
a future release of Solaris. Please contact the
vendor that supplied the module for assistance,
or consult the Writing Device Drivers guide,
available from for migration
Callstack of bad caller:

To determine if a driver is using hat_getkpfnum(), consult the driver source code, or examine the driver's symbols by using nm(). Using the driver mydrv as an example, type the following syntax:

% nm /usr/kernel/drv/mydrv | grep hat_getkpfnum

For guidance about migrating drivers away from hat_getkpfnum(), refer to Appendix B, Summary of Solaris DDI/DKI Services, in Writing Device Drivers.

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

The Solaris OS on x86 does not support a soft system-shutdown that is initiated by a command. A command to shut down simulates pressing the power button to turn the power off. On x86-based systems, issuing this command while the Solaris OS is running turns the power off immediately without properly shutting down the operating system. The improper shutdown process might corrupt the file system.

Workaround: Before powering off, shut down the operating system first. Perform the following steps:

  1. Become superuser.

  2. Use one of the available commands to shut down the Solaris OS properly, such as init, halt, or shutdown. For example:

    # shutdown
  3. After the operating system shuts down completely, you can switch off the power by one of two ways:

    • If the system supports soft system-shutdown, issue the command to turn off the power.

    • If the system does not support soft system-shutdown, turn off the power manually by using the power switch.

For more information about the commands to shut down the operating system, see the man pages for the init(1M), halt(1M), and shutdown(1M) commands. For information about turning off your system's power, refer to the system's manuals.

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

The default timeout value for the SCSI portion of the SunSwift PCI Ethernet/SCSI host adapter (X1032A) card does not meet the timeout requirements of Sun's SCSI DVD-ROM drive (X6168A). With marginal media, the DVD-ROM occasionally experiences timeout errors. The only exceptions are Sun Fire 6800, 4810, 4800, and 3800 systems. These systems overwrite the SCSI timeout value by means of OpenBoot PROM.

Workaround: For other platforms, use the on-board SCSI interfaces or DVD-ROM compatible SCSI adapters, such as the following examples: