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1.  Installation Issues

2.  Oracle Solaris Runtime Issues

General Information

Recommended Adoption of SHA-256 and SHA-512 crypt(3C) Plug-ins for Password Encryption

Common Desktop Environment

Problem When Printing to a Local Printer With Thunderbird 3 (6978760)

Trusted Stripe Disappears From the Screen After a Resolution Change (6460624)

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

File Systems

The config/local_only Property in sendmail Must Not Be Set to true (6970172)

SPARC: Console sync Command Can Hang While Attempting a Crash Dump (6967825)

32-bit x86: Unable to Use reboot Command to Boot Kernel (6741682)

zpool attach Command Does Not Copy bootblock Information (6668666)

x86: ata Driver Timeouts During Boot (6586621)

zoneadm install Command Fails With a ZFS Legacy Mount (6449301)

ZFS and UNIX/POSIX Compliance Issues

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

ZFS and Third-Party Backup Product Issues

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

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

Failure to Synchronize File System on Panic (6250422)

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

NFSv4 Access Control List Functions Might Work Incorrectly

System Crash Dump Fails on Devices Greater Than 1 TByte in Size (6214480)

Hardware-Related Issues and Bugs

SPARC: Issuing XIR on Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 OS Causes a Failure to complete trap processing Error (6962156)

x64: PCI Subsystem ID Changes in ConnectX Firmware 2.6.0 From Mellanox (6810093)

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

mpathadm Command Does Not Display Load-Balance Setting Specific to Device

Registration Tool Prevents Power Management on Some Frame Buffers (6321362)

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

DVD-ROM/CD-ROM Drives on Headless Systems

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

Some DVD and CD-ROM Drives Fail to Boot the Oracle Solaris 10 OS (4397457)

iPlanet Directory Server 5.1 Issues

Installing Directory Server 5.1

Migrating to the Sun Java System Directory Server 5 2005Q1

Localization Issues

Swedish Software Translations Note

Multiple Input Method Switcher Applications Appear in Trusted Java DS

Wnn8 Japanese Input Method

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

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

Arabic Text Not Appearing in ar Locales

Several Arabic Fonts Do Not Work in GNOME Desktop (6384024)

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

Keyboard Shortcuts in Mozilla 1.7 in ES Locale Are Unusual and Ambiguous (6288620)

Migration Note for 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 Some Keyboard Layouts Type 6 and 7 Not Available

Networking Issues

SPARC: NFS/RDMA Connection Errors (6229077)

System Domain of Interpretation Is Not Configurable (6314248)

IP Forwarding Disabled by Default in the Oracle Solaris 10 OS

Zone Not Booting When IP Address Belongs to a Failed IP Network Multipathing Group (6184000)

Security Issues

Nonpassword Logins Fail With pam_ldap Enabled (6365896)

Oracle Solaris Commands and Standards

winbind Command Fetches Only the First 1000 Active Directory Users

Changed Man Pages for Trusted Extensions Are in Reference Manual Only

Bash 3.00 No Longer Sets Some Environment Variables

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 Bugs

Email and Calendar

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

Login Issues

Login Error Message

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

System-Level Issues

User Preferences Not Fully Compatible

Problem With Sound Recorder

Nautilus ACL MASK Is Not Synchronized 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

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

System Administration

The Availability Suite Module sdbc Fails to Load During Boot (6952222)

Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Clock Stops on Oracle VM 2.2 (6952499)

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

Solaris 10 10/09 DVD Media Might Not Be Automatically Mounted by vold (6712352)

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

32-bit: Possible Error With Applications When Obtaining the File System State on Large File Systems (6468905)

Using patchadd Command 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 Incompatible With Previous Versions of the Tool

Cannot Delete Existing Diskless Clients From the System (6205746)

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

3.  System-Specific Issues

4.  End-of-Software Support Statements

5.  Documentation Issues

A.  Previously Documented Bugs That Were Fixed in the Oracle Solaris 10 9/10 Release

Java Desktop System Bugs

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

Email and Calendar

This section describes issues related to Email and Calendars.

Problem With Changing Authentication Type (6246543)

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

Workaround: Restart Email and Calendar.

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

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

    hostname is the name of your system.

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

Help System

Wrong Help Window Opened For Volume Control (6253210)

If you use the Yelp browser to open the online help for Volume Control, the help file for the Keyboard Accessibility panel application is opened instead.

Workaround: None.

Mozilla Browser

Cannot Print Certain Documents From the Mozilla Browser

You cannot print documents from the Mozilla browser if the documents contain Unicode characters that are not in the Basic Multilingual Plane (BMP).

Workaround: None.

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 on the Java DS 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, enter the following commands:

    % 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.

Nautilus ACL MASK Is Not Synchronized With Group Permissions (6464485)

The Group permissions in the Permissions tab should be the same as the Mask permissions in the Access Tab, but on some occasions they appear out of sync.

Workaround: Click the Close button, and then click Reload. View the file properties again. The Group permissions and the Mask permissions will now be in sync again. The permissions are set to what you changed the Mask to in the previous step.

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

The Java DS menu bar and some applications, like Evolution, incorrectly display Chinese date. The incorrect date is displayed in the %-m M %-d D format where M and D are the month and date in Chinese respectively.

Workaround: Perform the following steps:

  1. Backup the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/gnome-panel*.mo file.

  2. Download gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po from and save it under the /tmp directory.

  3. Edit the file gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po and replace all occurrences of %-m with %Om, and %-d with %e.

  4. Generate a new gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po file.

    msgfmt -v -o /tmp/gnome-panel.gnome-2-16.zh_CN.po

    Copy the file back to the /usr/share/locale/LC_MESSAGES/ directory.

  5. Log out of the system and re-login.

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

If your Oracle Solaris 10system 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 settings 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 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

    The 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 configurations in the file by using 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 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 GDM, perform the following:

      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 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.

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

The File Manager might fail if you use the following View options:

Depending on the View options that you use, the following error messages might be displayed:

Workaround: None. Every time these problems occur, restart File Manager or click the Restart Application button on the crash dialog box.