Solaris 8 (SPARC Platform Edition) 10/00 Release Notes Update

Common Desktop Environment Bugs

sdtwinlst (Window List) and sdtgwm (Windows Manager) Icons Are Missing from desktop_apps (4360521)

The sdtwinlst (Window List) and sdtgwm (Windows Manager) icons do not appear in Application Manager. A generic icon is displayed instead. The reason is that two action files, sdtgwm.dt and sdtwinlst.dt, are missing from the directory /usr/dt/appconfig/types/C.

Workaround: To add the missing icons:

  1. Create a new file in /usr/dt/appconfig/type/C and name it sdtgwm.dt.

  2. Edit this file and insert the following text:

    ACTION SDtgwm
    		LABEL				GWM
    		TYPE					COMMAND
    		EXEC_STRING		sdtgwm
    		ICON					SDtgwm

  3. Create a new file in /usr/dt/appconfig/type/C and name it sdtwinlst.dt.

  4. Edit this file and insert the following text:

    ACTION SDtWinLst
    		LABEL				Window List
    		TYPE					COMMAND
    		EXEC_STRING		sdtwinlst
    		ICON					SDtWinLst

  5. To verify all actions have been reloaded, exit the CDE session and log in again.

Volume Manager Might Fail To Mount CDROM (4355643)

A CDROM with an unusual data layout might fail to mount automatically. The File Manager Window might not display the CDROM's contents after it is inserted into the drive.

Workaround: Mount the CDROM manually:

  1. Become root.

  2. Stop the volume manager:

    /etc/init.d/volmgt stop

  3. Mount the CDROM:

    mount -F hsfs -r device_pathname /mnt

    Where device_pathname is the pathname to where in the system the CDROM drive is connected to. For example, /dev/dsk/c0t6d0s0.

    Note -

    CDROM drives are typically connected to c0t6d0s0 or to c0t2d0s0 at the factory, but you must use the correct pathname for this command to work.

  4. Restart the volume manager:

    /etc/init.d/volmgt  start

OpenWindows File Manager Fails to Mount Diskette (4329368)

If you insert a diskette into its drive on a system with SCSI removable media devices and then select Check for Floppy from the File menu in OpenWindowsTM File Manager, File Manager mounts the diskette in the /floppy directory, but fails to display a File Manager view listing the disk contents. The Format Floppy and Eject Floppy options do not appear in the File menu of File Manager.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds.

To prevent this problem, apply patch 109463-01.

PDASync Cannot Delete Last Entry From the Desktop (4260435)

After deleting the last item from the desktop (for example, the last appointment in your Calendar or the last address in the Address Manager), it is restored from the handheld device to the desktop when you synchronize your handheld device.

Workaround: Manually delete the last entry from the handheld device prior to synchronization.

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 may be corrupted in both environments.

Workaround: Back up your data on your personal computer with the PDA backup utility before you run the PDASync application. If you accidentally exchange multibyte data and corrupt that data, restore your data from the backup.