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CDE and Oracle

Jim Gridley_1
Occasional Contributor

CDE and Oracle

Help, I can log into our HP9000 using root, but no longer can I log in as any other user, I need to log in as Oracle

Any ideas what may have cause this?
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle

May possibilities..
What does following files say??


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Mark Greene_1
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle

Many things could have caused this.

Verify that the /etc/password file is present, intact, and has read & write permissions for owner, group, and other.

Verify that /etc/nologin does not exist.

Verity that inetd is running and the file /etc/inetd.conf is present and intact.

Then identify what changes have occured on the system recently, and retrace them to see what may have been inadvertantly affected.

the future will be a lot like now, only later
Zygmunt Krawczyk
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle

Hi Jim,
can you login into your HP9000 using telnet session as non-root user?
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle


until you find the right solution, you can just open a terminal session on the CDE (when logged on as root) and do a su - oracle

hope this helps too!

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Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle

In the Oracle profile, make sure the DISPLAY variable is correct.

You might find useful information in /var/adm/syslog/syslog.log after a failed login attempt.

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Rory R Hammond
Trusted Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle


based on the fact no one can log in except root.

check to see if perms on / is 555 or 755.

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Mark Greene_1
Honored Contributor

Re: CDE and Oracle

Did I actually write that /etc/passwd should have write permissions?!?! My apologies, it should definitely have only read permissions, but for owner, group, and other (chmod 444 /etc/passwd).

the future will be a lot like now, only later