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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

System Configuration Issues

This section describes configuration issues in the Oracle Solaris 11 release.

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

When an Oracle Solaris instance is unconfigured, the custom SMF site profiles in the /etc/svc/profile/site directory are deleted.

Workaround: During unconfiguration, place the custom site profiles to be preserved in a subdirectory of the /etc/svc/profile/site directory.

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

When you create a profile using the following sysconfig command, the System Configuration Tool (SCI) does not show the network configuration screens:

# sysconfig create-profile

This issue occurs only when you are logged into a non-global zone that has been configured for shared IP. The generated profile does not contain any network information because the SCI tool does not see any network in the zone.

Workaround: Choose one of the following workarounds:

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

For system reconfiguration purposes, the sysconfig configure command has a -c option that can take a directory as a parameter. This directory can contain subdirectories with system configuration profiles in them.

Due to the flattening of the directory structure, if there are any files within the directory tree that have the same name, then one of these files is used to reconfigure the system. As a result, the system would be partially reconfigured using one of the profiles. For example, assume that you have the following directory structure:


If you execute the sysconfig command with the -c option, the system is partially reconfigured by using only one of the profiles.

# sysconfig configure -c directory-name

Workaround: Ensure that each profile has an unique name regardless of its location in the directory tree. For example:


Unconfiguration Failure in a Non-Global Zone (7101169)

A destructive system unconfiguration occurs in a non-global zone in the following two scenarios:

When you use the sysconfig unconfigure command with the --destructive option, the system end state is in maintenance mode. This maintenance mode provides a login prompt that allows you to log in as root user without requiring a password.

# sysconfig unconfigure --destructive

Destructive unconfiguration fails for svc:/system/config-user in a non-global zone. In this case, the unconfiguration process fails to completely unconfigure the user and root configuration information. As a result, you cannot log in at the maintenance prompt without a root password. The following error message is displayed:

Unconfiguration failed for svc:/system/config-user:default

You will also see this error message when you boot a freshly cloned non-global zone or when you run the sysconfig configure command with the --destructive option.

# sysconfig configure --destructive

When you use the sysconfig configure command with the --destructive option and a cloned zone, the impact is minimal.

In both scenarios, the final state is a configured and an operational non-global zone. Entries in the /etc/sudoers file might not be removed as expected.

Workaround: Log in as a root user using the password that was set before unconfiguring the non-global zone. You must edit the /etc/sudoers file to remove any entries.

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

To simplify the process of creating a system configuration profile, the sysconfig(1M) command can be used as follows:

# sysconfig create-profile

sysconfig generates a system configuration profile based on the information provided in the configuration screens. If the initial user account configured in the Users screen exists as a local user account on the system, sysconfig refuses to proceed and displays the following error message:

<login> cannot be used

Workaround: Create a sample system configuration profile with different user name and manually modify the generated profile.