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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

Localization Issues

This section describes localization issues that apply to Solaris 10 OS.

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

When you log in to the Trusted Java DS with UTF-8 or Asian locales, the Input Method Switcher application, iiim-panel, appears per label by default. Thus in multiple label environment, multiple iiim-panel appears, which could be confusing to the user.

No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Stop using the iiim-panel. Perform the following steps:

Note - When Attach to each application is selected, language switcher list will not be displayed for GTK applications. You can switch input language through non-GTK applications or by running GTK applications with X Input Method instead of IIIM. For example:

% env GTK_IM_MODULE=xim gedit

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

Wnn8 Japanese Input method cannot be used if the Wnn8 servers are not enabled.

Workaround: Enable the Wnn8 servers:

# svcadm enable wnn8/server

In addition, select Wnn8 as the Japanese Language engine by running the iiim-properties command.

Uninstaller Displays Strings Incorrectly in Some Locales (6487062)

This bugs affects how you uninstall Solaris Trusted Extensions by using prodreg in locales other than C, POSIX, or any English locale. Strings are not displayed correctly in these locales when you uninstall by using prodreg.

No error message is displayed. The uninstaller shows placeholder strings, and buttons do not display correctly.

Workaround: Before you uninstall with prodreg, run the following commands:

# cd <Solaris_installation_media>/Solaris_10/ExtraValue/CoBundled/Trusted_Extensions
# cp -rp locale /var/sadm/tx

Then uninstall with prodreg.

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

A user who has the Primary Administrator right can not use the input method for specific locales which prevents that user from entering characters normally. The input method status is not displayed in the workspace. No error message is displayed.

Workaround: Add the following lines to the /etc/security/exec_attr file:

Primary Administrator:solaris:cmd:::/usr/bin/csh:uid=0;gid=0
Primary Administrator:solaris:cmd:::/usr/bin/ksh:uid=0;gid=0
Primary Administrator:solaris:cmd:::/usr/bin/sh:uid=0;gid=0

For information about the file format, see the exec_attr(4) man page.

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

When you upgrade the OS to the Solaris 10 6/06 or Solaris 10 11/06 release, the input method framework and individual input methods get upgraded from rev.10 to rev.12. However, ChuYin is not in the list of supported input methods. Also, you cannot use the function keys F2 and F3 to switch methods

Workaround: Use PinYin to type traditional Chinese characters with Hanyu PinYin. Use Ctrl+Shift to switch input methods.

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

The AltGr key does not work as a mode switcher for the Russian Xsun layout inru_RU.KOI8-R and ru_RU.ANSI1251 locales.

Workaround 1: Switch to the ru_RU.UTF-8 or the ru_RU.ISO8859-5 locale.

Workaround 2: Use IIIMF instead of the Russian keyboard layout.

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.

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.

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

When the Locale_config configuration file is created using the DVD/net image, using the Locale_config file to add locales leaves many unlocalized messages on the Gnome Desktop. No error message is displayed.

Workaround 1:

Login as superuser and do the following:

  1. Change to the location of the localeadm Locale_config file.

    # cd /usr/sadm/lib/localeadm/
  2. Revert to the existing Locale_config file bundled with the localeadm utility.

    # mv Locale_config_S10.txt.old Locale_config_S10.txt

Workaround 2:

Re-create the Locale_config file by using the CD images.

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME (6384024)

In GNOME when you select certain Arabic fonts, the characters do not display. This problem appears when you select fonts for applications, the desktop, or the window title using the GNOME font properties menu. The affected fonts include:

No error message is displayed.


Use any of the newly delivered Kacst family of fonts to display Arabic characters in GNOME applications.

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

Multiple language input is supported in UTF-8 locales, but the language switch is not working with session-saved applications where mouse button 1 is clicked first after login. This problem occurs with the Java Desktop System (Java DS). No error message is displayed.


Click mouse button 1 on the background workspace or Launch Menu before clicking any application.

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

The keyboard shortcuts in Mozilla 1.7 are unusual, especially in Spanish locale. For example, Ctrl-S is being used for copying as well as for saving. No error message is displayed.


Identify the shortcut keys assigned to user actions from menu in the product.

Migration Note to UTF-8 locales

When migrating to UTF-8 locales, the files affect the method that you use to import or export data.

Microsoft Office Files

Microsoft Office files are encoded in Unicode. StarOffice applications can read and write the Unicode encoded files.

HTML Files

HTML files authored using HTML editors such as Mozilla Composer, or HTML files saved by a web browser, usually contain a charset encoding tag. After exporting or importing, you can browse such HTML files with the Mozilla Navigator web browser, or edit the files with Mozilla Composer, according to the encoding tag in the HTML file.

Fixing Broken HTML File

Some HTML files might be displayed in garbage characters. This problem is typically due to the following reasons:

To find the charset encoding tag in the HTML file, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the file with Mozilla.

  2. Press Ctrl-i, or click View to open the View menu.

  3. Click Page Info.

The charset information is in the bottom of the General tab, for example:

Content-Type text/html; charset=us-ascii

If the string charset=us-ascii does not match the actual encoding of the file, the file might appear broken. To edit the encodings of the HTML file, perform the following actions:

  1. Open the file with Mozilla Composer.

  2. Open the File menu.

  3. Select Save as Charset.

  4. Choose the correct encoding. Mozilla Composer automatically converts the encoding and the charset tag as appropriate.

Emails Saved As Portable Format

Modern mails are tagged with the MIME charset tag. The Email and Calendar application accepts MIME charset tags. You do not need to perform any encoding conversion.

Plain Text Files

Plain text files do not have a charset tag. If the files are not in UTF-8 encoding, encoding conversion is needed. For example, to convert a plain text file encoded in Traditional Chinese big5 to UTF-8, execute the following command:

iconv -f big5 -t UTF-8 inputfilename

 > outputfilename

You can also use the File System Examiner for the encoding conversion.

You can use the Text Editor to read and write character encoding text automatically or by specifying an encoding explicitly when opening or saving a file.

To start Text Editor, click Launch, then choose Applications->Accessories->Text Editor.

File Names and Directory Names

If file names and directory names using multibyte characters are not in UTF-8 encoding, encoding conversion is needed. You can use File System Examiner to convert file and directory names and the contents of plain text files from legacy character encodings to UTF-8 encoding. Refer to the online Help for File System Examiner for more information.

To start File Systems Examiner, click Launch, then choose Applications->Utilities->File System Examiner.

When you access non-UTF-8 file or directory names on Microsoft Windows via SMB using File Manager, you can access the non-UTF-8 file or directory names without encoding conversion.

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

For applications that are not ready to migrate to Unicode UTF-8, you can create a launcher on a front panel to start the application in legacy locales. You can also launch the applications directly from the command line. Perform the following steps to create a launcher for an application.

  1. Right-click on the panel where you want to place the launcher.

  2. Choose Add to Panel->Launcher.

  3. Use the following format to type the entry in the Command field in the Create Launcher dialog:

    env LANG=locale LC_ALL= locale application name

    For example, if you want to launch an application called motif-app from /usr/dt/bin in the Chinese Big5 locale, enter the following text in the Command field of the Create Launcher:

    env LANG=zh_TW.BIG5 LC_ALL=zh_TW.BIG5 /usr/dt/bin/motif-app
  4. Click OK to create the launcher on the panel.

When you need to run CLI (command line interface) applications which are specific to a legacy locale, open a Terminal window in the legacy locale first and then run the CLI applications in the same Terminal window. To open a Terminal window in a legacy locale, enter the following command:

eng LANG=locale LC_ALL=locale GNOME-TERMINAL –disbable-factory.

Instead of opening a new Terminal window in a legacy locale, you can switch the locale setting from UTF-8 to a legacy locale in the current Terminal window by changing the encoding the Set Character Encoding menu in the Terminal window. Then you must also set the LANG and LANG environment variables to the current shell.

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

Software support for three additional keyboard layouts has been added to the Solaris OS: Estonian keyboard Type 6, French Canadian keyboard Type 6, and Polish programmers keyboard Type 5.

This software gives users in Estonia, Canada, and Poland greater flexibility for keyboard input by modifying standard U.S. keyboard layouts to their own language needs.

Currently, no hardware is available for the three additional keyboard layout types.

Workaround: To take advantage of this new keyboard software, modify the /usr/openwin/share/etc/keytables/ file in one of the following ways:

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

On all locales, the Document Viewer cannot print localized files that are in Portable Document Format (PDF).

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds:

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

The sort capability in the European UTF-8 locales does not work properly.

Workaround: Before you attempt to sort in a FIGGS UTF-8 locale, set the LC_COLLATE variable to the ISO–1 equivalent.

# echo $LC_COLLATE
>  es_ES.UTF-8
# LC_COLLATE=es_ES.IS08859-1
# export LC_COLLATE

Then start sorting.