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1.  Before You Begin

2.  Installation Issues

3.  Runtime Issues

System Configuration Issues

Custom SMF Site Profiles Should Be Placed in a Subdirectory (7074277)

sysconfig create-profile Fails to Configure Networking for Shared-IP Zones (7090563)

sysconfig configure Command With the -c Option Flattens Directory Tree (7094123)

Unconfiguration Failure in a Non-Global Zone (7101169)

sysconfig create-profile Does Not Allow the Creation of a Local User Account (7097083)

System Administration Issues

System Panics When Multiple USB Keyboards Are Unplugged at the Same Time (7076162)

unconfigure Operation of an IB HCA or the RDSv3 IB Client Fails (7098279)

Only the First GRUB menu.lst Entry of the Source Boot Environment Is Created When You Create a New Boot Environment (7093604)

JRE Fails to Detect the System Default Time Zone Setting (7092679)

man Command -f Option Is Equivalent to the -k Option (7093992)

zoneadm attach Command Might Hang With the -a and -n Options (7089182)

svccfg validate Command Fails on a Split Manifest (7054816)

ilomconfig Service Might Delay System Boot (7100050)

xterm-256color Terminal Type Is Not Supported (7099457)

Zone Boot Environment Datasets Should Be Mounted When Zone Is Ready (7091692)

Disconnecting or Powering off a Connected IEEE-1394 Device Causes System Panic (7070912)

When the automount Service Is Disabled, useradd Creates Users With Inaccessible Home Directories (7070558)

SPARC: Using Direct I/O to Remove Multiple PCIe Slots From the Primary Domain on a Multisocket T-Series System Might Cause System Panic at Boot Time (7100859)

tar Command Fails to Extract Archive From Tapes (7028654)

SPARC: System Fails to Boot When SP Is in Degraded Mode (6983290)

Networking Issues

cxge Driver Alias Conflicts With an Existing Driver Alias (7054074)

dladm show-aggr Command With the -s Option Does Not Work (7094923)

Local Home Directory Might Not Be Mounted (7082515)

datalink-management Service Times Out on the First Boot After Adding a Virtual Switch to the Control Domain (7087781)

ipadm Command (7103136)

ipadm Command Does Not Work If the DefaultFixed Profile Is Not Enabled (7105597)

Storage Issues

Disabling fc-fabric SMF Service Disrupts System Boot (6988653)

System Panics When Utilizing SCSI-2 reserve Command With iSCSI or SAS Devices (7075285)

Desktop Issues

Evolution Application Crashes After New Installation (7077180)

SPARC: Desktop Issues With USB Keyboard, Mouse, and Physical Monitor (7024285)

Graphics and Imaging Issues

x86: Layer Acceleration With NVIDIA Graphics Might Cause Firefox to Exit (7095998)

Bitmapped Console Is Not Shown Properly on Intel Graphics Chipset (7097468)

x86: Bitmapped Console Is Not Shown Properly on NVIDIA Graphics Chipset (7106238)

Localization Issues

Non-GTK Applications Fail to Connect to ATOK Language Engine on Non-UTF-8 Locales (7082766)

Input Method Issues in the Trusted Extension Environment

IBus Language Panels Are Not Shown in Non-Global Workspaces (7082198)

Input Method Selector Tool Fails to Change Input Method Framework (7082235)

IIM Input Method Configuration Tool Runs in Trusted Path (7082222)

4.  Update Issues

Desktop Issues

This section describes desktop issues that apply to this Oracle Solaris 11 release.

Evolution Application Crashes After New Installation (7077180)

The Evolution email application, does not start after installing Oracle Solaris.

Workaround: After installing Evolution, log out and log in again. The application will start successfully.

SPARC: Desktop Issues With USB Keyboard, Mouse, and Physical Monitor (7024285)

When using a physical keyboard, mouse, or monitor, repeated attempts to open and use a terminal window in the Oracle Solaris Desktop can result in loss of characters and mouse control.

The cause of this issue could be because of errors caused by missing microframes. These errors occur when full or low speed USB 1.0 or 1.1 keyboard and mouse devices are connected to the USB ports on a system under an onboard USB 2.0 hub. However, these errors do not occur when the keyboard and the mouse devices are connected to a system USB port, which is in turn connected to an internal hub that is manually bound to the ohci (USB 1.0 or 1.1) driver.

Note - If you are using a virtual keyboard and mouse, all devices under the hub are forced to run with low speed. The devices will still work, but they run at a lower USB 1.0 or 1.1 speed.

Workaround: Set the value for the ehci_forced_port_to_companion variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf file. The value of this variable is used by the ehci (USB 2.0) driver to release control of a particular port on the USB controller. This workaround (CR 7102052) is available in Oracle Solaris 11 patch (SRU version 3).

The value of the ehci_forced_port_to_companion variable differs based on the type of platform and the type of USB device used. The following table lists the recommended usage of USB connectors and the corresponding value of the ehci_forced_port_to_companion variable.

Table 3-1 Recommended Usage of USB Connectors and Values

SPARC Platform
Type of USB Device
Recommended Usage of USB Connectors
Value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf file
T3-1, T3-2, T4-1, T4-2
Physical keyboard or mouse
Use the front USB connector
T3-4, T4-4
Physical keyboard or mouse
Use the rear USB connector
T3-1, T4-1, T3-2, T4-2, T3-4, T4-4
Virtual keyboard or mouse

To implement the workaround, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the USB devices.

    The recommended USB connectors for the devices on various platforms are listed in Table 3-1.

  2. Apply the Oracle Solaris 11 patch (SRU version 3).

  3. Set the value of the ehci-port-forced-to-companion variable in the /kernel/drv/ehci.conf file.

    For example, if the SPARC platform is T3–4 and you are using a physical keyboard, set ehci-port-forced-to-companion=3.

    For information about the value that you can set for this variable, see Table 3-1.

  4. Reboot the system.

    # init 6