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When I try to connect to my oracle database on my RHEL4 server I get this error:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
to connect I am typing:
[oracle@pavo3 ~]$ sqlplus / as sysdba
This is my bash_profile
             unset USERNAME
             export ORACLE_HOME=/opt/nnoracle/u01/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1
             export ORACLE_BASE=/opt/nnoracle/u01/app/oracle
             export ORACLE_SID=titan
             PATH=$PATH:$HOME/bin:$ORACLE_HOME/bin
             export PATH
I have the owenership on directories u01-8 all as oracle:oinstall
I have done several oracle installs but I cant seem to figure this out.  Any ideas?
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Normally to connect as sysdba, you need to be in the dba group on the UNIX side.  What do you get if you run id in UNIX?
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[oracle@pavo3 ~]$ id
uid=500(oracle) gid=500(oinstall) groups=500(oinstall)

However when I look at the groups file the oracle user is in the dba group:
root:x:0:root
bin:x:1:root,bin,daemon
daemon:x:2:root,bin,daemon
sys:x:3:root,bin,adm
adm:x:4:root,adm,daemon
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:root
lp:x:7:daemon,lp
mem:x:8:
kmem:x:9:
wheel:x:10:root
mail:x:12:mail
news:x:13:news
uucp:x:14:uucp
man:x:15:
games:x:20:
gopher:x:30:
dip:x:40:
ftp:x:50:
lock:x:54:
nobody:x:99:
users:x:100:
dbus:x:81:
floppy:x:19:
vcsa:x:69:
rpm:x:37:
haldaemon:x:68:
utmp:x:22:
netdump:x:34:
nscd:x:28:
slocate:x:21:
sshd:x:74:
rpc:x:32:
rpcuser:x:29:
nfsnobody:x:4294967294:
mailnull:x:47:
smmsp:x:51:
pcap:x:77:
xfs:x:43:
ntp:x:38:
gdm:x:42:
oinstall:x:500:
dba:x:501:500:
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Try doing

newgrp dba

That should change you to the dba group and then it should work.  I would guess that if you look in /etc/passwd the dba group is not your default group.
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ok I got it, 500 was put in there because that is the uid of the user oracle, it has to be the actual username and not the uid.  Is that true in all distrobutions or only RHEL?
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No, that is true of all versions of UNIX that I have ever worked with.
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I appreciate the assistance, thank you very much.
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