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TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
Backtrace message unwound by exceptions
invalid identifier
PL/SQL compilation error
internal error
missing expression
table or view does not exist
end-of-file on communication channel
TNS:listener unknown in connect descriptor
insufficient privileges
PL/SQL: numeric or value error string
TNS:protocol adapter error
ORACLE not available
target host or object does not exist
invalid number
unable to allocate string bytes of shared memory
resource busy and acquire with NOWAIT specified
error occurred at recursive SQL level string
ORACLE initialization or shutdown in progress
archiver error. Connect internal only, until freed
snapshot too old
unable to extend temp segment by string in tablespace
Credential retrieval failed
missing or invalid option
invalid username/password; logon denied
unable to create INITIAL extent for segment
out of process memory when trying to allocate string bytes
shared memory realm does not exist
cannot insert NULL
TNS:unable to connect to destination
remote database not found ora-02019
exception encountered: core dump
inconsistent datatypes
no data found
TNS:operation timed out
PL/SQL: could not find program
existing state of packages has been discarded
maximum number of processes exceeded
error signaled in parallel query server
ORACLE instance terminated. Disconnection forced
TNS:packet writer failure
see ORA-12699
missing right parenthesis
name is already used by an existing object
cannot identify/lock data file
invalid file operation
quoted string not properly terminated

can't connect '/ as sysdba'

Janine Sisk


I'm still googling for answers but it's looking like I won't be
finding one, so time to ask here.

I am working as a consultant with a installation. I was
present when it was installed and didn't see anything out of the
ordinary happen. It seems to function normally with one exception -
no matter what I do, I get an ORA-01031 "Insufficient privileges"
error when I try to connect with '/ as sysdba', which prevents
dbstart and dbshut from working. I have worked with other 9i
installations and have never had this problem before.

Most of the suggestions boil down to making sure that group
assignments are correct and that TWO_TASK is not set, and I've
followed up on both of those. The group that owns all of the files
in $ORACLE_HOME is the same one that's set in config.c and is the
oracle user's primary group. I am only expecting this to work as the
oracle user.

What else could be wrong?