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1.  License Updates

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

General Information

Recommended Adoption of SHA-256 and SHA-512 crypt Plug-ins for Password Encryption

File System Issues and Bugs

System Might Encounter Data Integrity Issues (15825389)

System Reboots Continuously Because of a ZFS-Related Panic (15809921)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

fdisk -E Command Can Sweep Disk Used by ZFS Without Warning (15325067)

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

ZFS GUI Should Check for /usr/lib/embedded_su Patch at the Beginning of Each Wizard (15287937)

Upgrading From Some Oracle Solaris 10 Releases Requires Remounting of File Systems

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: Dynamic Reconfiguration Operations Fail on an OPL Platform (15725179)

x64: PCI Subsystem ID Changes in ConnectX Firmware 2.6.0 From Mellanox (15544691)

The ZFS ARC Allocates Memory Inside the Kernel Cage Preventing DR (15377173)

Certain USB 2.0 Controllers Are Disabled

Supported USB Devices and Corresponding Hub Configurations

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

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

x86: Manual Configuration Required to Specify Non-U.S. English Keyboards

Compiler Related Issues

Programs Compiled With Some Options of Oracle Solaris Studio Do Not Run (16237300)

Localization Issues

Firefox and Thunderbird Hang in the Hangul Input Method (16043053)

Swedish Software Translations Note

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java Desktop System

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

x86: Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Migration Note for UTF-8 Locales

Emails Saved as Portable Format

Plain Text Files

File Names and Directory Names

Launching Legacy Locale Applications

Hardware for Some Keyboard Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Networking Issues

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (15283123)

IP Forwarding Is Disabled by Default in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

New ln Utility Requires -f Option

New tcsh Version Rejects setenv Variable Names That Use a Dash or an Equal Sign

STDIO getc Family EOF Condition Behavior Change

Output Columns of the ps Command Have Been Widened

Solaris Volume Manager Bugs

Solaris Volume Manager Does Not Remove Devices Correctly If fdisk Does Not Have Valid Entries

Solaris Volume Manager metattach Command Might Fail

Java Desktop System Issues

Email and Calendar Application

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (15256650)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problem With Sound Recorder

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

System Administration Issues and Bugs

Oracle VTS fputest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15989998)

Oracle VTS testprobe_ramtest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15955560)

Oracle VTS testprobe_l3sramtest Fails on Fujitsu M10 Systems (15955589)

Crash Dump Is Saved in the /var/crash Directory (15767302)

Using DISM Might Cause the System to Hang (15807808)

x86: Running the ludelete Command Can Delete Shared Datasets Not Related To the OS (15817477)

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Clock Stops on Oracle VM 2.2 (15643194)

SPARC: FKU 137137-xx Patch Does Not Support Third-Party Volume Manager Software

Oracle Solaris Is Unable to Handle Mode Switches Between Legacy and AHCI Modes for the SATA Controller (15376093)

32-bit: Possible Error With Applications When Obtaining the File System State on Large File Systems (15349751)

Sun Patch Manager Tool 2.0 Incompatible With Previous Versions of the Tool

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 Release

Java Desktop System Issues

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

Email and Calendar Application

This section describes issues related to the Email and Calendar application.

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (15256650)

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

Workaround: Restart the Email and Calendar application.

Login Issues

This section describes login issues.

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 host name is set up correctly in the /etc/hosts file. Perform the following steps:

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

    hostname is the name of your system.

  2. Ensure that your host name is listed in the /etc/nodename file. This file must also contain the following line: localhost loghost hostname

System-Level Issues

This section describes 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 in Java Desktop System 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, type the following command:

    % gnome-cleanup exit
  5. Log in again.

    Your GNOME preferences are now reset.

Problem 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.

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

If your Oracle Solaris 10 x86 based system has a single physical video card, you cannot configure the system for full-screen magnification. For such a configuration, you must use a separate configuration file in which you define values for a dummy driver. First, make sure that the Xserver is not running. Then perform the following steps:

  1. Log in to a command-line session.

    • If you are using the GNOME Display Manager, follow these steps:

      1. Log in to a session as a superuser.

      2. At the prompt, type svcadm disable application/gdm2-login

      3. Log in again as superuser.

    • If you are using dtlogin, follow these steps:

      1. In the dtlogin window, click Options and select Command Line Login.

      2. Log in as superuser.

  2. Create a new xorg.conf file.

    # /usr/X11/bin/Xorg -configure

    This command creates the file in the root (/) directory.

  3. Copy the new configuration file to the /etc/x11 directory and rename the file xorg.conf.

    # cp / /etc/X11/xorg.conf
  4. Modify the file by adding the following sample configurations:

    • Add a new monitor section.

      Section "Monitor"
           Identifier   "monitor_dummy"
           ModelName    "dummy"
           HorizSync    10-200
             VertRefresh  20-90
    • Add a new device section.

      Section "Device"
         BoardName    "dummy"
         Driver       "dummy"
         Identifier   "device_dummy"
         VendorName   "dummy"
         videoram    10000

      Note - You might need to adjust the videoram value, depending on the screen width, height, and color depth of your particular graphics card. The value in Kbytes must be large enough for the intended screen. For example, you can compute the value by using the formula width * height * bpp/8.

    • Add a new screen section.

      Section "Screen"
         DefaultDepth 24
         SubSection "Display"
           Depth      24
           Modes      "1280x1024"
         Device       "device_dummy"
         Identifier   "screen_dummy"
         Monitor      "monitor_dummy"

      Note - You might need to adjust the resolution value for your particular system setup.

  5. Look for the following line under the ServerLayout section:

    Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
  6. Insert the following line below the line noted in the previous step:

    Screen      1  "screen_dummy" RightOf "Screen0"

    This new line defines Screen1, a second dummy screen that is notionally to the right of Screen0, the physical and primary screen.

  7. Save the changes.

  8. Reboot the system from the appropriate command-line session:

    • If you are using Gnome Display Manager:

      1. Type svcadm enable application/gdm2-login.

      2. Reboot the system.

    • If you are using dtlogin, reboot the system and log in.

  9. Start the Gnopernicus screen reader.

  10. Change the Startup Mode to Magnifier.

  11. Click Preferences, then select Magnifier.

  12. Click Add/Modify.

  13. Assign the following values for the Magnifier preferences:

    • For Source: 0.1

    • For Zoomer Placement:

      • Left and Top: 0

      • Bottom and Right: maximum

  14. Click Apply.

    Because of the overlaying full-screen magnification zoomer, the Gnopernicus windows become invisible. However, full-screen magnification is now available.